1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    Congratulations with the new ride. Remember the bike needs to feel comfortable to you.

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    Thanks,

    Here's a shot of the bike.. Kind of nice i like blue

    Too Big (Fat) but Determined!!!-scott.jpg

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    Very nice ride and congrats on the 100 pounds. I agree...just go for what's popular. Doesn't matter wheel size as long as you feel like it's the right bike for you. You're the one that has to ride it. I need to go back a read all the pages so I can see your progression from the beginning but from what little I've read, sounds like you are doing a damn fine job and keep it up. I've recently lost nearly 50 pounds since Christmas and riding has a huge part in that.

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    Re: Too Big (Fat) but Determined!!!

    Nice bike!! Now go ride the hell outta it! Lol

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    Nice!!!!
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    Awesome ride dude! Glad to hear your doing well with your goals! Sadly though your gonna have to rename this thread at some point...
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    Re: Too Big (Fat) but Determined!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by michael lambert View Post
    Thanks,

    Here's a shot of the bike.. Kind of nice i like blue

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    Love it. Looks dope. And while I know many people think some of us are nuts for spending what we spend on bikes I'm sure you will agree that if you knew for certain when you started that you would get the results, you would have gladly spent 5 times as much

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    Congrats with your new bike and your weight loss!! This shows that with determination one can achieve a lot..
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    That's impressive Michael. I am glad you are cutting the weight in a healthy way. The new bike looks sweet.

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    Nice ride Michael! You've earned it! Keep going! Who knows, might see you on Doctor Oz or something one day! Those who inspire others are awesome!

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    Congrats to you Michael. Awesome work!

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    Good job!

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    Re: Too Big (Fat) but Determined!!!

    Congrats. Good hard work there. Scott needs to sponsor you.

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    This whole thread is nothing but inspiration. Good luck on your continued loss.
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    Re: Too Big (Fat) but Determined!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    Congrats. Good hard work there. Scott needs to sponsor you.
    Ya know they should actually. No offense to the op but any frame that can take the stress of his original weight is a very well built bike.

    How are things going in the battle for getting everything under control? I certainly hope all is well. Just don't lose too much too fast. That can lead to complications. Your body should help regulate the loss though. Keeping active and riding is #1.

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    Hey Michael, hope all is well with you. Getting ready to get back into the sport again and have been wandering through the site here and came across your story here.

    Big time gap and hoping you are still hard at it enjoying that new bike.

    Truly inspirational!

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    Hasn't been on in nearly a year.

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    Hi Micheal, as others have said Keep kickin butt! I have decided to get a road bike for when the trails are washed out.Could be a lot more fun for you than the trainer. I amj in the process of picking one out and I am really starting to like road bikes. Something to think about!
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