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    Fat unemployed guy on a beat up bike

    Hi everyone.

    Well my name is Bo and I am fat and need to lose weight. I don't mean 20 pounds overweight but way into the badly obese kind of fat.

    I need to do something about it and my kid has been riding his old 18 speed Huffy so I decided I'm going to get a bike and play as well.

    I found a 2006 or so Specialized Hard Rock on Craigslist for 50 dollars that was complete but needed work. I like doing mechanical work. Replaced both of the beatup shifters with Shimano EF50s that I got from a LBS for 30 dollars (used). Replaced the axle, 5 dollars.

    I have a bunch of questions I will ask in the proper forums but hopefully I can ride this bike and maybe lose some weight.

    And hello to everyone.

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    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
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    Howdy! Bike riding has helped some forum
    members lose weight, yours truly included

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    Over 80lbs in just over a year. Adjusted diet as well. Now I can't stop ridding!

    No more paying extra for XX sizes!


    Go for it!

    Welcome to the mad house.

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    Welcome!!! You're in the right place, and on the right track... hope to see you riding into a new lifestyle!

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    welcome!

    Just clean up your eating and start riding. You will see results.

    Enjoy the new lifestyle. :-)

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    Welcome! Enjoy the ride!

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    Hey welcome aboard! And I can assure you people in more dire circumstances have found the power of the bike! Story here
    (Insert your favorite quote here)

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    Well I went for my first ride last night. Holy crap that HURTS!! My legs still hurt today. And I only went a total of about 8 blocks total out and back.

    I felt like a fool but I did it. I really REALLY need a new seat. The seat I had felt like it was a thong riding up into Homer Simpson's butt crack and disappearing. Except instead of it being a thong, it was hard bike seat riding up into my crack and disappearing.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobotech View Post
    Well I went for my first ride last night. Holy crap that HURTS!! My legs still hurt today. And I only went a total of about 8 blocks total out and back.

    I felt like a fool but I did it. I really REALLY need a new seat. The seat I had felt like it was a thong riding up into Homer Simpson's butt crack and disappearing. Except instead of it being a thong, it was hard bike seat riding up into my crack and disappearing.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone!
    Glad you got out there! You may want to look into a couch saddle for yourself by the sounds of it! Keep on ridin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Hey welcome aboard! And I can assure you people in more dire circumstances have found the power of the bike! Story here
    What a great story. I could identify with him. I am not 500 pounds but I have been close to 420 at one point. Currently I'm around 370-380 (afraid to get on the scale to see the truth). I'm not as bad as the guy in the story but I'm pretty close.

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    Yeah I can't say I understand at all honestly.. but I can sure as hell root for you guys when you want to take matters into your own hands!!!!!! So keep on riding!
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    My oldest son turned 40 last year, he dropped 64 lbs in 2011, He still wants to lose a little more. He did it so he could play with his two kids. He feels and looks a lot better. best advice is to try to work out 4 to 5 times a week, and try to enjoy yourself. Good luck

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    Good luck and keep riding. I myself an not in bad shape could afford to loose 10-15 but the first time I started riding 3 years ago I (am now in slightly better shape) I rode one mile and hurt for three days. but after abot three rides it stopped hurting and I found myself going on longer rides each week. The same for my wife is less active than me. The moral of the story- whatever your fitness level the hardest part is getting started. Ease your way into it and build up.

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