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Old 05-23-17, 04:15 PM
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Where to Start

I'm in the processing of purchasing a new bike and confess I know nothing about fitness in respect to cycling. In fact, I don't know where to begin and I hope you can help.

I've utilized walking in the past but will be replacing that with the bike. I expect to ride daily and have a flexible schedule to accommodate this. I've lost a significant amount of weight on my own (200 pounds) without exercise and maintained 95 percent of that loss for a decade.

My goal is the finish line and an active lifestyle. In regards to food, I eat seasonally and choose organic options whenever possible. I make my own baked goods, sauces, condiments, yogurt, etc. As for meats, it's largely poultry and fish. I don't consume refined sugars, flours, or bread and other items which utilize preservatives. I prepare these things at home instead.

So with this in mind, what areas do I need to focus on in the beginning that will enable me to progress as a cyclist while accomplishing my health goals in turn?
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