Yesterday morning I met 2 of my friends out at a local trail to do some riding. At the beginning of the season, both of them could out ride me. Just before we hit the trail, one of them said, I don't have a lot of time so we will have to ride fast today. I have gotten used to being "the fat guy" that they have to stop and wait for, while I catch my breath. Well... Not yesterday! I'm about 55lbs lighter and my legs are stronger. As we started, they had me lead. In my mind I was thinking about being a little crunched for time, so I would keep a decent pace. I noticed that after a while, I was putting some distance between us. We got to a spot in the trail where we usually stop and chat for a min or 2 before movin on. I noticed they were pretty winded. One of them commented that he liked the pace we were keeping. We all agreed that we were having fun. So off we went again. A few more miles in I stopped to wait for them. When they caught up, they were huffin & puffin! The one that liked the pace a few miles back, asked me if I had been riding a lot. I answered, "not as much as I'd like!" At that point, when we took off I let them lead the way because I knew I would not have any issue keeping up. What a fun ride! It was the 1st time my skinny friends didn't have to wait for me. I'm FAR from skinny(still 278lbs). I still have at least 60lbs to lose, but yesterday was the 1st time I really noticed a major improvement.
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