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Old 03-28-16, 03:04 PM
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OK. I have posted a couple of times in other threads but thought I'd say hi. here. I am a 59 years old Clydesdale, at 5'11" and 270 lbs. I do not have a bike yet but I am having one built. Found a fellow in a neighboring town that has a one man unadvertised shop that builds up bikes from used frames with new parts. I am getting a "Hybrid" sorta. It's a road frame with 32 mm tires and flat bar. V-brakes, And 3 front and 8 or 9 rear gears. Since I am just starting I have no delusion that I will do anything other than ride local for a while till I build myself up. But I would like to eventually build up to commuting once or twice a week. I have a 16 mile commute which in itself is apparently not unusual. But I work 12 to 13 hours when I work and in order to get any sleep at all would have to make the commute in an hour. I do only work 2 or three days in a row then have 2 or three days off so I could commute on my last day and have plenty of time to recover. Lol. I am in central Kentucky so I also have rolling hills to contend with. But I think I am going to enjoy this new part of my life.
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Welcome to Bike Forums and ride the devil out of the bike when you get it. Post pics too. Good luck with your fitness and commuting goals.
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