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Brand new big guy on a trike

Old 04-21-16, 01:19 PM
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Brand new big guy on a trike

Hi all!

I started out my journey 2 years ago weighing almost 390 pounds. As I write this I am now 337 pounds, and week before last my Worksman PAV3 stretch model arrived and I am hooked! I bought the 3 speed model and have been riding in my neighborhood, which is pretty flat. So, I'm having a blast and open to any tips and suggestions anyone has for me. I have only had my new bike going up a couple very slight hills, and learning about down shifting, and how to use the gearing correctly.

so hi everyone and wish me luck!
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Did you get one with the Electric assist motor?
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Old 04-21-16, 01:23 PM
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Did you get one with the Electric assist motor?
No sir
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My bike shop had one with the electric motor for hills.

I sat on one, and really liked the entire trike, even the price.

They sold it the next day.

Enjoy your rides.

Post a pic or two sometime.
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Old 04-21-16, 01:57 PM
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there, hey that worked lol
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Cool bike, cooler story. Remember you're faster than 100% of the people who never left the couch!
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Cool rig. I have no tips except keep riding and ride as much as you can.
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Cool trike! Ride it like you stole it!
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Just ride.
And hydrate in those Arkansas temps.

Welcome to the Forums. Stay and enjoy. Over the years reading other people's stories has helped keep me riding consistently.
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Welcome from another Arky!
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Welcome from another Arky!
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Congrats on the weigh loss. My friend is battling weight (325) and boat loads of health issues right now. He keeps buying the wrong bike which is keeping him from riding. =(
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Congrats! You didn't mention any motivational challenges, so my standard advice doesn't apply. But here it is anyway...you are not competing with anyone. Ride at your own pace and in your own style. Don't get discouraged if you don't feel like riding once in a while. Get a mirror for riding in traffic. And mostimportantly: go, Go, GO!
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Congrats! You didn't mention any motivational challenges, so my standard advice doesn't apply. But here it is anyway...you are not competing with anyone. Ride at your own pace and in your own style. Don't get discouraged if you don't feel like riding once in a while. Get a mirror for riding in traffic. And mostimportantly: go, Go, GO!
Thanks! I actually have 2 mirrors on, cannot see them too clearly from the picture. Yesterday I upped my ride another 1/2 mile, and still loving it very much!

Thanks for all the encouragement!

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Thanks for the PM VegasTriker, I cannot reply yet since I have not posted 50 times, sorry. Much appreciate the encouragement!
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