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Old 08-07-12, 08:10 AM   #1
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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).

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One footnote - I am a diabetic and ride with Diabetes. Shameless plug for the Ride for the Cure.
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Old 08-07-12, 08:43 AM   #2
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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
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Welcome aboard. I'm in Ft. Worth, but I get down toward Houston occasionally to visit family there.
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Howdy, good luck with your planned rides.
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Old 08-07-12, 12:22 PM   #5
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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.
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Did you go to The Red Rider photo shoot?
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No. I just signed up with the team about 1 week ago.
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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!
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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?
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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
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Old 10-02-12, 05:02 AM   #11
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Thanks 10 Wheels. These are great photos of a great ride.
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