Life is good
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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Welcome to Bike Forums.
I too returned to cycling when I was 55. I'm now 66. And I too wanted to change my life and lose weight. I was ~245# when I bought my first bike. I dropped 40 pounds the first year and did my first metric century. Been in the 180s since.
It can be done. Don't worry about how fast others are riding. Just do what you can and feel comfortable with. It the speed increases, great. If it doesn't, you're still doing something fun and improving your health. And having fun is what it's all about.
Good choice in the bike, Felt Z100.
I picked up a Z4 last weekend. Awesome bike.
Post some pics when you get a chance.
Don't forget to stop by the Southeast Regional subforum
and say hello. Lots of NC folks there.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8