Greetings! After lurking and gaining a lot of insight on what I wanted to do, I've decided to join the ranks here and say hello. A little about me...I'm an avid golfer, and used-to-be runner who's right knee has decided that it simply can't take the pounding of running any longer. Of course, I discovered this early last year, and decided I'd just eat healthier and maintain my weight without running.
Yeah...not so much. I've always been around 220ish, and I'm 6'1" so I've always considered myself to be on the upper end of in shape, but felt good. After not running this past summer, I woke up 2 weeks ago as heavy as I've ever been, at 249. I will NOT hit 250. So I started doing research about getting back into cycling, something I did a lot when I was in my 20's. I test rode a ton of bikes, everything from felt to trek and fuji to scott. After a lot of soul (and wallet) searching, I decided that I was going to do it right, and bought the bike that felt the best rather than skimping. I just got a recent promotion, and while it's not a lot more money, it'll pay for the bike.
I got a quick 3 mile ride in today because it was in the low 50's, and I'm in love. I'll likely spend most of the next 2 months on the trainer, but hey...I'll take it. So Hi everyone!
Oh...this is the new baby. A Scott CR1 comp that puts me in a great position, not too aggressive, not too upright. Light, and really comfortable on the road. (buying it about 60% of retail because a local shop isn't carrying Scott any more was a big reason I decided on it. It only ran me about $150 over Tiagra equipped aluminum bikes with carbon forks.)