Back in the Saddle Again

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sjm1027, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. sjm1027

    sjm1027 New Member

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    Hi I'm Steve,
    New to Biking last year. Before that I was to heavy to even ride a bike tipping the scales at 384 pounds. I started to lose and wanted to get myself a bike. After losing approx. 120 pounds I finally purchased my first bike in over 25 years. Once I got it I was riding 5 miles at a time last year. I couldn't believe how much I loved to ride. So I did a total of 146 miles last year, lots of rainy weekends and a very short spring/summer. So this year I started very early, had the bike checked over the winter, I also lost an additional 57 pounds for a total of 177 pounds lost. I am currently riding approx 100 miles per week. I am about 11 pounds from my goal weight and should be done by the end of August.

    So that's my story, I have a lot to learn about bikes, riding and fixing bikes. I hope to learn a lot from all you experts.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Wow! Welcome Steve!
     

  3. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    As Funetical said, WOW! Great job there, man! :thumbsup:

    Glad to have you here at TwoSpoke!
     
  4. Hardtail

    Hardtail Ridin Dirty

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    Well done! And welcome!
     
  5. Industry_Hack

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    sjm1027 New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the warm welcome.
    Time to ride
    :)
     
  7. whitey818

    whitey818 New Member

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    Congrats man, not to far from my own return to peddle power.
     
  8. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    :thumbsup: A big congrats on the weight los. and a good job on the 100 miles a week :thumbsup:
     
  9. sjm1027

    sjm1027 New Member

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    thanks

    Thanks everyone, I am truly having a blast.

    Steve
     
  10. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I lost a bunch of weight cycling, so I know where you're coming from.