Brand new to the forums...
I had been thinking about riding for several years.
My life has been on concrete for over 30 years and the feet just hurt.
I found a 1980-2 Scwhinn Travelor on my local craigslist for $150.00
1st week I rode 37 miles.
2nd week i rode 82 miles.
My 3rd full week ends tonight and I have logged 125.1 miles.
My goal from now on is 100+ depending on weather.
Started at 6'2" @ 271 lbs.
Losing weight already, but the cardio is awesome. I hope to ride for life at this point and I'm looking forward to getting back down to 215lbs
I picked up a free app on my phone (mapmyride) and it tracks:
I'm burning some serious calories - anyone know if the calories part is correct. I spoke with some thin riders and they said calories aren't real high, but with my weight it says I'm burning 1100 calories in 10 miles and 3677 on a long 36.77 mile ride. I think the numbers are high because of my body weight at this point. I would think the numbers would lower as I loose weight. I'll be compairing my distances with my weight as I go.
I'm lucky because I can either load up and drive 7 minutes to ride some secluded hilly spots or for longer rides leave right from my house.
Anyway - thanks in advance for any input and I'm hooked on this new lifestyle. It's time for a change! Life is good, but it is now looking even better....