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Old 08-07-14, 11:24 AM   #1
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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
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Old 08-07-14, 11:29 AM   #2
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Hey Blake,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

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

Nice bike.

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Old 08-07-14, 11:35 AM   #3
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Hello Blake, welcome to Bike Forums!

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Old 08-07-14, 12:00 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-07-14, 06:57 PM   #5
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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.
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Welcome. Good luck with the recovery.
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