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  1. First, let me say that this thread is an...

    First, let me say that this thread is an inspiring way to start the morning! And I'll share a bit of my own story.

    4-5 years ago, I lost about 30 lbs by a combination of cycling and calorie...
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    Sticky: Welcome Kelley! Post pics when you get your bike!

    Welcome Kelley! Post pics when you get your bike!
  3. Thread: First 12 miles

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    Congratulations! I remember my first 12 mile...

    Congratulations! I remember my first 12 mile ride... it's huge!
  4. Perfect timing on this thread! We're thinking of...

    Perfect timing on this thread! We're thinking of buying my husband a bike (he's 5'11" 250 or so), and I was wary of being able to buy a strong, adult-sized bike at a walmart-type store. It's just for...
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    I had the same experience as Shimagnolo. Even...

    I had the same experience as Shimagnolo. Even when I was riding a lot (for me a lot was 70-100 miles/week) I didn't lose much weight unless I was very careful with what I ate. I tend to eat more, to...
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    I had similar problems. Definitely not a...

    I had similar problems. Definitely not a bike-tech here, so I don't know the details, but the new wheels (no idea what kind) my lbs got me, which they put together with VERY carefully tensioned heavy...
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    Sticky: Welcome jdevarie! That's a pretty bike :D...

    Welcome jdevarie! That's a pretty bike :D Congrats on the regular rides. 6-10 miles is a great start!
  8. Thread: Motivation....

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    That's awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

    That's awesome :) Thanks for sharing!
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    Sticky: Oh, and lopek... could be that your spokes aren't...

    Oh, and lopek... could be that your spokes aren't evenly tensioned, or that you need higher gauge spokes. I'm no wheel expert, but my experience was that I had to get my rear wheel redone with...
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    Sticky: Nice cycling terrain up here :) Really looking...

    Nice cycling terrain up here :) Really looking forward to getting my bike moved!
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    I'd say, in addition to all this good advice,...

    I'd say, in addition to all this good advice, consider the position you want to be in when you ride. Leaned forward, or more upright?
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    Sticky: Who you callin' a zom... hic... brains..... :P

    Who you callin' a zom... hic... brains..... :P
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    Sticky: Hi all -- been a long time! I'm in the process of...

    Hi all -- been a long time! I'm in the process of moving from home in Arkansas to a small town in Southern Ontario... with bike paths galore along the water! I was walking one of them -- it's a rail...
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    *waves* at everyone! I was thinking of you guys,...

    *waves* at everyone! I was thinking of you guys, the other weekend - the anniversary of our Clyde Ride up at BRAML. I've scaled back on the cycling, basically started over this summer, now adding...
  15. I've been a lazy bum all winter, and am back to...

    I've been a lazy bum all winter, and am back to doing short little weenie rides. :( So I'll have to pass on the spring group rides... but thinking about doing these again does spark my motivation a...
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    Foamy - yes... why is that confusing?

    Foamy - yes... why is that confusing?
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    Illustrator sees shapes differently than programs...

    Illustrator sees shapes differently than programs like Photoshop and Paint. Depending on the version you're using, you may not be able to fill the lines without joining them to create a continuous...
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    I felt anxious when I first went into my LBS, but...

    I felt anxious when I first went into my LBS, but they've turned out to be incredibly friendly and supportive. I sometimes get curious looks from other customers, but they're not hostile.

    There...
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    I ordered a seatpost from them online - best...

    I ordered a seatpost from them online - best price I could find. It arrived when they said it would, billing was correct, etc.
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    I have these exact same grips - love them! ...

    I have these exact same grips - love them! Numbness and pain are GONE!
  21. Thread: Small steps

    by BeckyW
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    Thank you for starting an inspiring thread that...

    Thank you for starting an inspiring thread that reminds me of where I started and where I want to go :) I started at the same weight as you, have also lost 17 lbs... and need to get riding again to...
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    I outweigh you by a bit, and I have a Raleigh...

    I outweigh you by a bit, and I have a Raleigh (which I believe is a UK brand - so more likely to be available there?) comfort bike, which cost about $400. I did have to replace the rear wheel with a...
  23. I said "AIM for 5mph" not "GO 5mph" :) Was a...

    I said "AIM for 5mph" not "GO 5mph" :) Was a good workout, in any case.
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    Isn't the human body amazing?! Yesterday's 8...

    Isn't the human body amazing?!

    Yesterday's 8 mile ride felt easier than the 5 mile one that about killed me the other day :D I hope I'll be able to get out at least a couple times a week, until...
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    Susan, LOVE the pics. I hadn't noticed the...

    Susan, LOVE the pics. I hadn't noticed the moose-things!

    I went for a 4-5-ish mile ride the other day, and like everyone else, felt slow, legs were like lead after, and my sit bones hurt. They...
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