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    Back to fitness!

    Hi all!

    New to road biking here. I'm 22, 5'11'' currently weighing about 200lb.
    I'm using this a way back to fitness as I fell victim to cancer and lost a heap of muscle mass and gained a lot of weight last year. Still fighting the after effects of treatment but so I will be taking things slow at first. I think I'm going to be taking cycling a lot more seriously than I first thought so this forum will be great to get some advice.

    Hoping to work my way up to charity rides and upwards to possibly competitive events once I am back to full fitness.
    I'm riding a Boardman Road Comp 2014 which so far I am enjoying but my brittle body needs to get used to being in the saddle as I get quite sore!

    Happy riding
    -Blake

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    Hey Blake,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    Take it slow... I started road riding at 65 years old.

    Nice bike.

    First ride on the new Boardman Road Comp 2014 - YouTube
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Hello Blake, welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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    Thanks for the welcome

    I decided to go for something that might last me instead of replacing it in a year or 2 once I'm fitter.

    I've seen your post in another thread, you make sure to take it easy too. Best of luck with recovery

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    Welcome to BF! You may be surprised by how long your “starter bike” can actually suffice if you don’t develop technical needs like a Tri, touring or freeride bike or something else specific. I had an old Raleigh 12-speed clunker that lasted me 25 years.

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    Welcome from a 74 yo. You inspire me. Keep up the good work and keep us informed.

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    Welcome blakeson,
    Wow!! A "Boardman Road Comp 2014" You certainly know your quality. Carbon front forks. 'Tis only the stuff of dreams for me.
    Good luck on the recovery path.
    Jim
    My darling, "Your lips are like petals......bicycle petals" giggle giggle.

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    Welcome. Good luck with the recovery.
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