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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

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    Welcome. Good luck with the recovery.
    sharon
    when did I become vintage?

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