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Old 06-20-08, 08:38 PM
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Hello From New Orleans

I am from the surrounding New Orleans area.
I ride an entry level trek mountain bike.
I have been riding for about a month, although I had a 10 speed huffy mountain bike for much of my childhood. I like to ride on the levee along the Mississippi River which is paved, and around my neighborhood. I got a bike because my doctor said I need to lose weight for my hiatal hernia to get better. I can't lift weights anymore, and I can't stand a cardio machine at the gym. Biking relieves my work stress, and makes me feel good.

I bought a bike at a bike shop, and the sales person fitted me for the wrong size on a 19.5" frame. Later on when I discovered a chart that showed me approximately how big my bike should be I called them up, showed them the manufacturers example chart, and they were kind enough to swap me out for a 21" frame. Trek states I should be on a 22" at 6'3", but you can adjust it to fit. I have problems with the new one, but I posted in the mechanic section which lead me to sign up in this community.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:59 PM
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Hello Thurnau, it's nice that you were able to get the proper size bike after all. Yup, riding a bike relieves stress, and it can certainly help you lose weight. But most of all--it's fun .

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 06-22-08, 12:14 PM
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Biking is such a great way to get back into shape because you can admire the scenery and be a part of the outdoors while you're improving your health. It sure beats the boredom of a health club and the monotony of a treadmill. Welcome to the forum!!
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Old 06-22-08, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
Biking is such a great way to get back into shape because you can admire the scenery and be a part of the outdoors while you're improving your health. It sure beats the boredom of a health club and the monotony of a treadmill. Welcome to the forum!!
You are right about that. I can't stand gym cardio, not even for 10-20 minutes. I can ride a bike for over an hour for the first time in years without being tired. Sweaty and soar but not tired. I feel great!
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