Hi! I am Marnie from Nevada. Good for you, you are doing so well! I picked up a bike about 3 1/2 years ago. I went from 210ish to 130, had to pick up a couple of lbs to 135. I started out on a 2005 Specialized Rockhopper. I rode that thing everywhere, and lbs started melting off. I got to know a guy that was a mechanic at a bike shop. He quit when we started dating, and we opened our own. I entered and won my first mtn bike race on that rockhopper.
After that, I wound up with a now very custom Marin Riftzone. Love it. And I also had a Giant roadbike, which I have since sold and now have a fantastic, ultimate bike in my Ridley.
On my Ridley, I recently completed my first official century ride with that goofy guy I met at that shop that day... that was a very cool thing for us.
Biking dropped my weight, strengthened my legs, and allowed me to do something I couldn't do even when I was younger, and that's RUN. And my next goal is a 50 mile foot race through the Wasatch mtns in Utah in april.
Your story inspired me, and I hope mine helps you!
Edited by: MTNBIKENV at: 11/2/2008 (13:22)
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