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    New from the SF Bay Area

    Hello everyone! Been reading around here for a few weeks. Feel like my head is spinning.

    I've been on a fitness kick lately, some weight training and eating better than I ever have in my life. Dropped 15 pounds last month, from 227 to 212. I was trying to figure out how to get more FUN cardio into my week. Then someone gave me an untouched Trek 7300.

    I took it out a few times and 2 things quickly became obvious. #1 I loved riding. Rode 20 miles on the Iron Horse Trail and felt GREAT. Had a blast. #2 The bike was WAY too small for me as I started to get some various aches that didn't seem right. It was a 15" and I am 6' tall.

    Sold the bike yesterday on Craigslist and immediately went out and purchased a 20" Trek 7.3fx. Basically the same bike I had, but bigger.

    I really don't know where this is going to take me, as I tend to get super into things for a short period of time, but I like riding and there are a ton of places to do that around here. Goal # 1 is to drop the remaining 12 pounds and be under 200 for the first time in my adult life.

    I grew up in Monterey, so I also can't wait to get down there and run the bike path from Pacific Grove to Seaside, or Marina, and back, and then smash into a clam chowder bread bowl from the warf. Maybe as soon as my new bike gets delivered!

    Look forward to talking to you all!

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    Welcome to BF and congrats on the weight loss and new ride.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    New bikes are so fun.
    Post some pics of where you ride sometime.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    hahah welcome aboard and enjoy your fitness! BTW, there's TONS of beautiful local rides around you.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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