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    ... and if we just ... hello all!

    i am new to the latest of biking
    but getting back into it from a long time back
    i used to ride wally world specials. and back in the 70's
    used to race motocross on a chrome dan gurney monoshock
    like all i see on this site seems like great people
    my starting weight was 360 with t2 diabetes high cholesterol
    high blood pressure. since i started riding (specialized hardrock sport
    disc) my blood sugar is normal my cholesterol is normal and
    my blood pressure is normal i am now (6'3) 280 lbs and falling
    my local lbs was a great help picking out a bike that stands up
    to my lard butt love this site

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    Welcome.
    NTFTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaz View Post
    i am new to the latest of biking
    but getting back into it from a long time back
    i used to ride wally world specials. and back in the 70's
    used to race motocross on a chrome dan gurney monoshock
    like all i see on this site seems like great people
    my starting weight was 360 with t2 diabetes high cholesterol
    high blood pressure. since i started riding (specialized hardrock sport
    disc) my blood sugar is normal my cholesterol is normal and
    my blood pressure is normal i am now (6'3) 280 lbs and falling
    my local lbs was a great help picking out a bike that stands up
    to my lard butt love this site
    That's AWESOME. 80lbs is an incredible amount of weight loss; it's hard to understand how much better life is without it if you haven't experienced the change.

    280 is light enough to shred pretty good on the trails, and with your background you should kick some ass. I don't know what for you have, but a properly sprung fork makes a HUUUUGE difference in how the bike handles and rides. If you can't run the right spring (or air it up to the right pressure) the fork is always nearly bottomed out and it throws your weight forward and doesn't track. A good fork is expensive compared to a hardrock, but totally worth it. It should also accept an 8" front rotor too, which is a cheap way to really help the power and heat capacity of the brakes.

    Those things are poor investments if you're riding rail trails and paths, though. In any case, welcome to the site, and keep up the good work controlling your shape. I'm sure you've seen the clyde forum.
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    Good going and welcome guys!
    ...and proud member of the anti-sock puppet desolation

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    Exercise and eating properly can cure a lot of common ailments. A good workout is my drug of choice for relieving stress and anger

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    That's cool... take care of your health. Exercise well and do a correct schedule for all activity. Go ahead

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