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Old 06-29-14, 11:01 AM
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Old, Fat Powerlifter Checking In

Hello Bikers,

My real name is Jim, but I generally go by the nickname "FLEX".

I am 46 years old and a competitive powerlifter, currently tipping the scales at about 270lbs @ 5'10". I hold a few records in my federation and am currently ranked in the top 30 for my age and weight class across all federations that report on powerliftingwatch.com. I also own and Administrate my own lifting forum. I am a performance car enthusiast and currently own a 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 and moderate over on chargerforums.com.

Have not been on a bike in at least a decade, but my S.O. wanted to buy a bike for getting around town and getting to the commuter train station as she does not drive. She picked up a Giant Cypress LX yesterday and on a whim while we were in the store we also got me a Giant Roam 2.

Unfortunately we got there late in the day so by the time we had everything sorted out they were closing so we couldn't get fitted. They will be putting on the accessories we purchased and we'll go back sometime this coming week to get fitted and bring the bikes home. Heading out today to buy helmets.

In my youth I was an avid skier and biker so I don't anticipate any issues getting back into the sport. I didn't buy the bike as a way to lose weight or anything, just to have some fun with my gurl.

Looking forward to learning from you all and hopefully contributing in a positive way to this community.

Cheers,

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Old 06-29-14, 11:34 AM
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Hey FLEX,

Welcome and congratulations on the new bike and the new adventure.
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Old 06-29-14, 02:37 PM
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Thank you for the welcome.

Picked up our helmets today.

Giro "Savant" for me

Specialized "Andorra" for her

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Hope you never need them.
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Welcome to BF!
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Old 07-05-14, 01:49 PM
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Picked up the bikes yesterday and did our inaugural ride; just over 20 minutes.

Doubled that today with a 40+ minute ride.

I posted a thread in the Hybrid subforum with pics of our bikes:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bic...ypress-lx.html
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