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Old 09-23-11, 07:24 PM   #1
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Commuting turned to health/hobby and "the good life"

Native New Yorker. I always loved to ride when I was younger, and after years of not riding regularly as an adult, I took up cycling to work.

I ride 12-14 miles into the city for work, round trip, 4 or so days a week since last November.

I dropped 40lbs (5' 11" - from 300 to 260), and I'm still losing weight.

It didn't take too long before I started riding for recreation and exploring the parks, bridges, and other scenic area's.

I ride a Giant Escape 2 Hybrid, with a few custom parts.

Kool stop MTB breaks on the rear.

MKS Lambda platform pedals. (My LBS discovered that I had cracked the originals in half, but luckily the rubber held until I replaced them.)

Michelin City ProTek rear tire.

Vittoria Raddoneur double shielded kevlar front tire.

I've racked up over 1500 gps (android SportyPal app) tracked miles since February.

I like to do about 20 miles for fun. I will likely step this up over time.

I find myself blathering about cycling and my commute so much, it seems to have lead me here.

NTMU

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Old 09-23-11, 08:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF and congrats on the weight loss.
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Old 09-23-11, 08:49 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

You might want to check out the Commuting and Hybrid forums.
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Old 09-23-11, 09:38 PM   #4
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Thanks, I was initially drawn to the commuting forum, but I will certainly poke around the hybrid section a bit now too.
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