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Old 06-21-19, 11:57 AM
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Hello everyone. I'm a 51 year old married with children who has lost 140 lbs in a year. I am in the best shape of my life and just bought a used Trek 820 Singletrack. Never owned a good bicycle before. I thought riding a bike meant pushing it half the time and I have been too fat to ride for 30 years. Just getting my health back now and enjoying life.

I'm not hard core yet but I am building up and riding 3-5 miles every day since I got this excellent used bike for $100. I'm looking forward to learning all I can here and researching for my next bike as well as possibly trading parts and such.

Hope ya'll have a great day.
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Everyone starts somewhere and it looks like you have a nice bike to begin with.

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Old 06-22-19, 08:17 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, RH Clark! Oh, you're hooked all right Good to see.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Welcome. Congratulations on the weight loss and getting in shape. Now the cycling fun gets even better.
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