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pkaltx 08-07-12 08:10 AM

New from Texas
 
Hi, I am new from Kingwood (just north of Houston), TX. These introductions are always hard so maybe I should tell you about my current training. I am an intermediate rider and have been riding about 2 years. Recently I have lost about 80 pounds riding my bikes and have gotten completely hooked. I am currently training for three rides in September / October 2012: Tour de Tahoe (72 mile Alpine), Ride for the Cure (100 mile), Bike Around the Bay (180 mile).

I have a few bikes now:

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  • ott CR-1 Team Carbon
  • Cannondale r400 Aluminum
  • Home built Fixie with drop bars and a 46 15 gearing
  • Trek FX 7.3

One footnote - I am a diabetic and ride with Diabetes. Shameless plug for the Ride for the Cure.

10 Wheels 08-07-12 08:43 AM

Hello pkaltx,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Bike riding is my diabetic medication.
I am on The Dynamo Team for the Houston Tour de Cure.

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/Tou...nal&fr_id=8067

Yo Spiff 08-07-12 10:06 AM

Welcome aboard. I'm in Ft. Worth, but I get down toward Houston occasionally to visit family there.

1nterceptor 08-07-12 10:13 AM

Howdy, good luck with your planned rides.

pkaltx 08-07-12 12:22 PM

I am riding on the Red Riders team at the Tour de Cure. My A1C is now in normal ranges after biking and loosing 80 pounds.

10 Wheels 08-07-12 12:23 PM

Did you go to The Red Rider photo shoot?

pkaltx 08-07-12 07:26 PM

No. I just signed up with the team about 1 week ago.

deftone 09-18-12 08:27 AM

I just moved to Kingwood from the Dallas area, its good to know there are other forum members nearby trying to sweat off weight like me!

pkaltx 09-24-12 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deftone (Post 14745169)
I just moved to Kingwood from the Dallas area, its good to know there are other forum members nearby trying to sweat off weight like me!

Welcome to Kingwood. I am in Bear Branch. Lots of good places to ride around here. How far do you normally ride?

10 Wheels 09-24-12 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pkaltx (Post 14578487)
No. I just signed up with the team about 1 week ago.

Some pics from The Houston Tour de Cure in Katy TX 9/22/12

I got in 51 miles and was able help some riders with flats.

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/h...view=slideshow

pkaltx 10-02-12 05:02 AM

Thanks 10 Wheels. These are great photos of a great ride.


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