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  1. #1
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    Just wanted to say HI!

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    I dropped in the forum a couple of months ago...Since then, I have gone through 2 hybrid bikes, lost 30 lbs and I am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of my first road bike. I knew I should have gotten the rode bike to begin with, oh well....Now I am like a kid on Christmas Eve, I can't sleep because my bike should be in/ready tomorrow!! She's a Jamis Ventura Race Femme...

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    Mary
    ~Strong and content, I travel the open road.~



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  2. #2
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    Congrats on your new ROAD bike. You made the transition much faster than I did!
    I like Bikes - Mimi
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  3. #3
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    Nice bike!
    Enjoy the new ride.
    The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
    Amelia Earhart

    2005 Trek 5000 road/Avocet 02 40W
    2006 Colnago C50 road/SSM Atola
    2005 SC Juliana SL mtb/WTB Laser V

  4. #4
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    Congrats on the weight loss and the new bike. She's a beauty!

  5. #5
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    Are you possibly the Mary Aguirre formerly from Hudson, MA?

  6. #6
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    I am Mary Aguirre, but from S. Louisiana now in Dallas, LOL!!
    Mary
    ~Strong and content, I travel the open road.~



    http://www.the3day.org/goto/mary.aguirre

  7. #7
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    What a nice bike! I ALMOST bought a hybrid for the MS-150 and my husband did the research and insisted I get a road bike. I am glad that I did in the end!

    Congrats on the weight loss! Do you mind sharing the secret to your weight loss success? I have been doing Weight Watchers and it is coming along slowly.

    Jane

  8. #8
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    Very nice! Enjoy!
    Amy

    Kickin' it old school on my Huffy, but hey, I RIDE!

  9. #9
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    that's a beautiful bike!! Congrats! Congrats on the weight loss too. Was it mostly from just riding?
    One out of shape mom getting ready to bike across Kansas

  10. #10
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    Well, last year, I trained for the Breast Cancer 3 Day...I walked, seriously, about 1200 miles training for the big event (60miles in 3days) Did I loose weight...nooooo, I guess my body is now extremely efficient at walking.

    I started biking because obviously walking wasn't cutting it. I was really really starting to enjoy it, and the weight started coming off. I can't say that I cut anything out of my diet because I eat pretty clean to begin with, but I did quit matching hubs plate for plate, LOL!
    Mary
    ~Strong and content, I travel the open road.~



    http://www.the3day.org/goto/mary.aguirre

  11. #11
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    Congratulations! Thats a beautiful bike-hope you have many happy miles together!
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  12. #12
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    Hi! Congratulations on the weight loss AND on your beautiful new bicycle!

  13. #13
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    Thanks so much!! I still love my new bike. I've been tweaking it this weekend. I put a 75mm stem on instead of the 90mm that it came with and turned the handle bars up a bit. I've rode twice around the lake (about 10 miles each) and around the neighborhood.

    mary
    Mary
    ~Strong and content, I travel the open road.~



    http://www.the3day.org/goto/mary.aguirre

  14. #14
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    I hope my story is similar to yours. I've been biking a month and lost 15 lbs. I initially started out with a Trek 7.2 hybrid but when I worked up to 14 miles in a single ride my wrists hurt so bad. I couldn't drive for a couple of days because of the pain in my wrists. The bike shop was kind enough to let me trade it in for a road bike and I've been so much happier. The road bike was double the money but worth it. I can constantly change hand positions which really helps. I think the wrist pain was mostly due to me being so out of shape with such a weak core in combination with me being overweight. When the rainy season hits I'm joining a gym to do spin classes and work on my core strength. Next summer I want to be FIT.

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by mraguirre View Post
    Well, last year, I trained for the Breast Cancer 3 Day...I walked, seriously, about 1200 miles training for the big event (60miles in 3days) Did I loose weight...nooooo, I guess my body is now extremely efficient at walking.

    I started biking because obviously walking wasn't cutting it. I was really really starting to enjoy it, and the weight started coming off. I can't say that I cut anything out of my diet because I eat pretty clean to begin with, but I did quit matching hubs plate for plate, LOL!
    Hey Mary!

    I'm crewing 4 Breast Cancer 3 Days this year - on the BIKE Route Safety Crew! Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and DC. So, if you want to keep on the bike but still help out the walks, look into this crew!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

 

 

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