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.
Welcome to BF and congrats on the weight loss.
Welcome to the forum!
You might want to check out the Commuting and Hybrid forums.
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Originally Posted by Xerum 525
Thanks, I was initially drawn to the commuting forum, but I will certainly poke around the hybrid section a bit now too.