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    Senior Member Podagrower's Avatar
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    Good morning from Florida

    After 20+ years off a bike, and packing on pounds,I've decided to return to cycling for exercise. At 6 foot 2 and 290 pounds, I fall into the Clyde category pretty well. However,if I had known how good bikes had become, I would have started again sooner. 4 weeks in, I've put almost 100 miles on my used 2009 Trek 7100. Having fun remembering all I forgot about riding.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums from a 70 y/o Clyde Texas road rider.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Welcome, fellow Floridian.

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    Hey Podagrower ...

    Central FL here too (Orlando) ... Clyde as well (6'2, 265) ... and after lurking on Bikeforums for a while ... finally posting for the first time.

    I moved to Orlando from Wisconsin about a year ago - and this was the first time Ive experienced this kind heat and humidity ... it must have rained every single day from June through September!

    I've been a bike commuter for about 3 years now. In Wisconsin it was about 5 miles each way - and yes, in the snow and ice. In Orlando, its about 3 miles each way ... and yes, in the heat and rain. I must say - its more miserable commuting in 90 degree heat than -10 degree cold.

    See you out there sometime!

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    Greetings Podagrower from a Clyde. 6'3" 245 down to 220 size reinflating the tires on a old bike. Really enjoying riding, the people and better health.

    HEY From las Vegas and the Mojave Desert.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Senior Member Podagrower's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisailer View Post
    Hey Podagrower ...

    Central FL here too (Orlando) ... Clyde as well (6'2, 265) ... and after lurking on Bikeforums for a while ... finally posting for the first time.

    I moved to Orlando from Wisconsin about a year ago - and this was the first time Ive experienced this kind heat and humidity ... it must have rained every single day from June through September!

    I've been a bike commuter for about 3 years now. In Wisconsin it was about 5 miles each way - and yes, in the snow and ice. In Orlando, its about 3 miles each way ... and yes, in the heat and rain. I must say - its more miserable commuting in 90 degree heat than -10 degree cold.

    See you out there sometime!
    I will absolutely agree about the heat, but I've been here all my life, and I'm not leaving anytime soon. Not sure how I am going to cope with the heat next year, so definitely trying to build up some endurance before then.
    2015 TDC Lake Nona, who's going?

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    Welcome from Tallahassee. I got back on last year after over 30 years away. Although I grew up in the north. I've lived in hot climates most of my adult life (here for the last 20 years) and don't mind summer riding at all. In fact, I really love those stultifying days when it's 96 degrees with relative humidity to match.

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