Hello everyone - Newby Fat Bloke

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by gkilner, 2 Jul 2008.

  1. gkilner

    gkilner New Member

    Hello, just a quick introduction.

    I started commuting to work(20 mile round trip) back in Sep 2007. I started on an Electric Powabyke - I wouldn't have made it on a normal bike!. After 6 months I felt a bit fitter and bought a Ridgeback touring bike back in March.

    I'm finding it fairly hard work, but its very rewarding.

    It's great to find a good cycle forum.

  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Hello and welcome.
    That's a fair commute. It is hard work, but it does get easier. Then you will really notice the weight come off. I am now doing a 26 mile round trip every day. No way I could have managed that a couple of years back. 2 stone in weight lost in the past year, and feel so much healthier.
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Welcome. An electric bike!?

    Lucky git! :biggrin:
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Hi...always cool to see annuver fatbloke on here!
  5. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Always room for one more
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Welcome, gkilner, 20 miles is a fair commute, especially if there is a head wind on one of the trips. we all moan about it at times but wouldn't want to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    the trouble is you get a fat bloke in, and before you know it he's a thin bloke (been there, done that).

    nice to see yer gavin :smile:
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Yeah, welcome gavin, and good on yer. Just goes to show what anyone can achieve, if they start off the right way...
  9. Slim

    Slim Über Member

    Plough Lane
    Welcome to the blubber club :smile:

    BTW - I'm called Slim the way some bald people are called Curly and short people called stretch.
  10. OP

    gkilner New Member

    Thank you for all the welcomes, much appreciated.
  11. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Hello and welcome gkilner...scary avatar;) You'll love it here...we're all a mad as a box of frogs.:smile:.
    20 mile round trip commute, good work, in no time at all you'll be signing up for Sportives and suchlike.
  12. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Hello from another Leeds Cyclechatter.If you fancy some easy riding in and around Leeds we are the people.Nothing too hard.Good local rides around Eccup reservoir tarmac hard part Just King Lane if you are not that fit.Plenty of cafe stops.Otley is a fave.If you fancy some help.send me a message.I am based in Meanwood-Moortown area.
  13. Moonlight

    Moonlight New Member

    Hey there!

    I'm trying to put on weight, I think they research some sort of transfer thing....hmm...

    Looking forward to talking with you in the forums =]
  14. OP

    gkilner New Member

    Hello, thanks for that - maybe in a month or two when I'm a bit fitter. After my daily commute I don't have a lot of energy left for rides out - I don't do any riding at the weekend - I need that time to recuperate!
  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Keep in touch.For me it will be school hols and my riding gets put to the end of other things now for a few weeks.
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