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    fat boy challenge as motivation

    I am just getting back on the bike after 2 years and way to many pound back on and i must admit that the fatboy challenge is a nice motivator for getting in more miles. I feel weak putting up my 10-20 mile rides but i try to post after each ride as incentive. I just hope some of the bigger numbers i see posted are multiple rides. Maybe i will be able to ride a nice century mtb ride by the end of the summer i did one before and it was a blast.

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    Keep at it!
    10-20 miles is a decent ride depending on what you are riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by swopeti View Post
    I am just getting back on the bike after 2 years and way to many pound back on and i must admit that the fatboy challenge is a nice motivator for getting in more miles. I feel weak putting up my 10-20 mile rides but i try to post after each ride as incentive. I just hope some of the bigger numbers i see posted are multiple rides. Maybe i will be able to ride a nice century mtb ride by the end of the summer i did one before and it was a blast.
    What is the Fatboy Challenge? 10-20mi. sounds pretty good to me. I need some major motivation to get back on my bike consistently. The past few years I have gotten slacker about riding, I'll take my bike to work planning to ride afterwards and then talk myself out of riding on the way home, which really bothers me!

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    I started riding again last week...after a 25 year hiatus, I only put up 25 miles in 5 days. Doesn't bother me, I will lose the weight and get to the point where I am back to riding 20-30 miles per day. Everything takes time.

    In about 30 minutes I am going to do my first 10 mile ride.

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    The good thing about mountain biking is that it is good exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. I swear every winter I gain 15 lbs. I go to the gym, try to lose it but I cannot. Then when the weather gets nice I go riding and it comes off fairly fast. Helps to have lots of fun while you are doing it. Screw the treadmill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    The good thing about mountain biking is that it is good exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. I swear every winter I gain 15 lbs. I go to the gym, try to lose it but I cannot. Then when the weather gets nice I go riding and it comes off fairly fast. Helps to have lots of fun while you are doing it. Screw the treadmill!
    This right here is the exact reason why I bought a mountain bike. I HATE running and finding time for the gym, therefore it is so easy to find excuses. The bike is fun and great exercise.

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