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Weight loss and riding

Old 12-15-23, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by redshift1
I was considering spending this Sunday morning drinking coffee and surfing the Net. After reading the above inspirational story, I've decided to finish my first coffee and then go riding ! Thanks !
Great idea!

Itís addictive, the more you do it, the more you like to do it.
I have been enjoying bicycling for over 6 decades!
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Old 12-16-23, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by xgregg676
Really looking for something that I can increase the distance I can travel.

With the scooter, my feet are done after 10 miles. -- I just watched a video and saw a guy said he could do 76 miles before getting tired on his bicycle, i'd be happy if I could make it 20 miles.

I was thinking of a hard tail mountain bike, -- would this be generally more fitting than the royce union? - What are some bikes that would fit this criteria that would be a good fit for me? ft 330 lbs?
Funds are limited and I'm not too sure what to look for, I'm sure as with many topics, you can get really into it.



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Looking for a bike, advice appreciated

Maybe the royce union is what i'd need. it is very hilly here so i'd be walking the bike up hill half the time, so something light maybe? I need a bike that is efficient, I see the royce union has no front suspension and wondered how thatd affect my ride? I don't see myself hitting any jumps anytime soon. Just looking for something I can go maybe 10 miles to town (maybe class?) on and 10 miles back on some asphalt\


Its looking more appealing as time goes on
it is right around my price point
Go to a bike shop and try some wide tire mountain bikes on for size. With proper low gearing you won't have to get off and walk. You will have to learn to balance slower than a walk while riding in low gear. I would pick a fairly inexpensive aluminum frame. Since MTB's are built stronger your weight won't be as much of an issue as it would be on a road bike. It needs to fit you though, so you don't have to raise the seat to the absolute limit and create a weak point.
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Old 12-25-23, 11:37 AM
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Made a massive difference for me. Well done.
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Old 12-25-23, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I rode today after a sorta layoff of a few months.
I am 65 and overweight. I found all kinds of reasons to not ride- mainly because it just easnít fun.
Since February 1st I have lost 75 pounds. I was 305 and am now 227. I plan to lose at least another 30-40.
Today while riding I noticed my bike was easier to pedal and I wasnít worn out after 5 miles like I was. I am going to have to get it in my head that my body has changed.
I even rode in the drops a little. I couldnít before due to my gut being in the way.
I may have to readjust my bike to how I am now.
Just wanted to brag a little. I felt really good after only 5 miles. I will do more tomorrow.
I just realized that my hands didnít go numb either.
WOAH !!!!
Been away from BF for a while...
How AWESOME is THAT !!!
Big Congrats for hangin with it ! Sure it wasn't much fun at first, but things do get better. Soon enough you'll be addicted to 'Riding the Bike' ! (If you aren't already...)
remembering when you first got your machine/bike... BTW, that is one fine machine and will give you many more great miles/rides/adventures !
Treat it well and it'll treat you well and
Ride On !
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Old 12-26-23, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Riding is easier now. The big problem is simply finding a good route.

I go through most days without talking to anyone until my wife gets home.

Riding alone isnít a lot of fun.
Just an idea - put your bike in/on the car and ride to work everyday with your wife. Ride the bike home - stopping along the way at the pharmacy/grocery/post office/etc.

You could also ride out to meet her after work.
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