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Old 06-02-12, 01:41 PM
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Just joined the site....I am excited about Biking!!

Hello guys,
Just wanted to give u some info me.

I am a male, 48yrs old
6FT 1"
Weight 235lbs (I believe I am called a clydesdale)

I was in a serious accident in 93 and required 7 surgeries to walk again
Didn't walk on my own power for 4 yrs, going from a chair, walker, crutches and then on my own.

I was 200lbs at the time and ballooned up to 415lbs by 2006
I felt lost, and in pain and could not do anything.

I still suffer from depression now but fitness has been my savor.
I started go to the gym Jan 4, 2010 at a weight of 415lbs

I read a lot of information and got advice from others, I learned how to eat again
And I learned the value of exercise again too as I was in shape in my 20's

Well the 1st yr I lost 124lbs
The 2nd yr I lost 56lb

I LOST 180lbs with hard work, eating right and working out and doing cardio.

Now this summer I got the bicycle bug, did my homework and just bought a 2012 Fuji Roubaix 1.0

I am excited to start my biking routine now, I have a terrible left leg and the treadmill has its dis-advantages although I still run 6 to 8 miles a week plus weight train. Again I not bragging, just letting others know that A FAT person can get healthy...Its take patience, friendship and hard work and a believe in a power greater than me

Here are some pics of me before and after
I look forward to being a part of the community here
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Old 06-02-12, 01:52 PM
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Holy crap balls batman! Amazing man, amazing! Inspiration to us all! >.> now where's some pics of that bike of yours?
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Old 06-02-12, 02:54 PM
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HERE YA GO...MY FUJI
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Old 06-02-12, 03:51 PM
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Awesome deal, very inspirational, welcome to the forums!
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Old 06-02-12, 04:12 PM
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welcome aboard. there is no better feeling than dropping some pounds as a result of riding. its fun,and its healthy. Im also new this year and im 55 years old. Im doing 25-40 miles on a regular basis. its awsome.
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Old 06-02-12, 04:17 PM
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Wow! Awesome job
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Old 06-02-12, 07:55 PM
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Awesome story. What kind of riding do you do? You also might want to check out the Clydesdale forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...(200-lb-91-kg)
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Gorgeous bike, I've been considering getting an entry level fuji myself... (not that yours is entry level )
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Old 06-06-12, 12:59 PM
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Wow, what a change! Congrats on such a success, and welcome aboard!
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