Well not to long ago I was 309lbs. I've managed to lose 80lbs and have done it by eating clean and biking. I've been riding a Wal Mart Schwinn Hybrid and it had served me well. However I wanted more of a road bike but one that could handle gravel bc I'm on it a lot. I ended up with a Jamis Nova and love it. In fact I love riding it so much I started riding longer distances. I did my first 50 mile this well. I'm completely new to riding.in fact I road my 50 in gym gym shorts, my duck dog T shirt and Nikes!
Any way that's my background. I ask riding for a few reasons. To get healthy, have fun, and challenge myself. So I'm going to do the a local century in September. It didn't seem so overwhelming until I looked at the course.I drive to these places for work and the idea that I can bike it seems insane!!!!
I'm getting lots of info from the search function but I'll take any advice I can get.
My goal: lose 110lbs, finish with a smile, live to do it again.