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    hello from michigan

    Hi, my name is scott. i hadnt ridden a bike in 30 years. i have let my weight get out of hand, so biking i thougt was out of the question, although i thought i would enjoy it. from a top of 375 lbs i got down to about 325, and this may i bought a trek bike, big tires, upright setting and forward pedals. the guys at the bike shop said it would haul my fat hind end. it did, and i loved it. i put over 500 miles on it and broke a couple spokes on a ride. to make a long story short when i went to pick it up from repairs they said why dont i ride a gary fisher hybrid, so i did. now i own the fisher and love it too. the only problem i am having (besides changing the seat) is that i am having a bit of a challenge with leaning over and putting my weight on my hands. i think that will come in time. i am on the forum to learn. i am going to become a proficient cyclist and become more healthy at the same time. i have lost about another 15 lbs since i got the treck so i am hopefull. i will learn and enjoy from all your posts on this board so thanks for posting.

    scott

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    Good job on the weight loss. Keep it up.
    Check out the Clydesdale/Athena forum. It can help and answer many of your questions.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    congrats on the weight loss, impressive! keep pedaling & welcome.

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    Welcome aboard, see if the place that sold you the
    Gary Fisher can help with your fit issues. Perhaps
    they can bring the stem up and/or adjust the angle,
    if it's an adjustable stem.

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    thanks guys, i have a great bike shop and they will help alot. BUT, the experiences of you folks that are like me provide priceless input and experience. i just got the bike so outside of changing the seat (the original was brutal) i am not doing anything until i get some miles under my belt. my trek was totally different to ride. i think i'm out of shape and using new muscles. i enjoy the comments on the Large person thread. its a unique experience to be 55 and 300 lbs on a bicycle, and some of the comments on that tread sound just like me. i will learn alot. thanks

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    Welcome...Michigan is a great state to ride in.

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    yep, alot of people gripe about the state and the weather but i wouldnt be anyplace else. i am amazed at the amount of rail trails and other trails that are available. i think i could ride for years and not see them all. i may try. hopefully the weather will give us a few more weeks to ride. i just got a new bike, gary fisher monona, and on my second day out i did 40 miles from around greenville to alma. what a great ride, and it was with the wind (i planned it that way). i started out with a trek pure and moved up to the hybrid for more range. i will hate to put it away for winter. have a nice day...

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    Go Bucks!

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