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Old 07-23-09, 08:56 AM
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I recently joined the sight after doing a lot internet work on different bicycles and what type I should get.
I noticed that most of the questions I had were being answered by a direct link to a page on this site..
So I just had to join...

Well I am new to the site and new to my area my wifes job took us to california which was about the worst think a southern boy like me could have done ..Being not in my element and really not liking my surroundings my 2 year there added a LOT of weight to my already not small frame...

Well fast forward 2 years to the present and we are healthier and happier...and now in NC
Well about a couple months ago we settled in out house and decided it was time for a change..
So we started walking/jogging and wished that we could do more but the mind was willing the body was screaming stop .....So I suggested cycling as another way to loss weight ....

We did the research and bought us a couple of Treks ...We have been doing greenways and local road for the last month
well I was (supper cringe) up to 350 when I got back to the south and with diet and adding non tv activities
I got my weight a little lower to (cringe) 333lbs ......one month ago today so I added biking to my exercise and at present this morning 319lbs
Diet and exercise who would have thunk it?!?!?
My short term goal is to break the 300 mark then the next step is 250
At 250 I was then going to get more specific rather than just losing weight

Well in short I was just wanting to throw an intro into the ring and say howdy and thank you for all the useful information

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Old 07-23-09, 09:20 AM
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Welcome and congratulations on getting off the couch. Just keep riding and eating right and you'll find yourself meeting your goals and enjoying life a lot more.
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Old 07-23-09, 09:45 AM
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Old 07-23-09, 10:45 AM
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thank you all for the warm welcome
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Old 07-23-09, 11:03 AM
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Welcome, and no cringing allowed, My next goal is to get below 400 have 36 lbs to go
congrats on the life change, you wont regret it.
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Old 07-23-09, 03:57 PM
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thank you

I am blessed ..today I got to pick up my new 2010 trek 4 series (no disc)
OHHHHHHH what a sweet ride this is
going to hit the trails this weekend and give it a proper 15-20 mile test run

today not even the rain could keep me in the garage did 3 mile just to try it out

God I LOVE THIS bike

todays lbs at 315

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Old 07-23-09, 04:03 PM
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Gave the bike a proper trail ride test
Did 19.4 miles around the lake near the house
I like the front fork lock for the paved stuff and the suspension even w/o preload is great
Had to add a little more cushion to the seat that thing is hard ......
I know i am going to like this bike
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Old 07-25-09, 02:38 PM
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thank you everyone
We went out and did the same 12 miles around the lake today
but I found out that I was putting too much force on the pedals so I geared down and got a heck of a Cardio workout today my time and average speed didnt drop all that much but I could feel the differance...I was not muscle sore but I was wiped out... That was fun !...!!!
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Congratulations!

Congratulations on a good start! Keep it up - biking is really a great way to lose and keep it off. Here's a site you may want to check out if you're getting ready to do more on your bike:

http://biketoledo.net
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Found a good 12 mile loop on the rual roads around the house ...
MTB on the road is not as fun as MTB on the trails but you ride when and where you can ...
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