3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

I bought a bike today

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default I bought a bike today

I paid $10 for it at a garage sale, all it needs is a bath, some air in the tires and a few squirts of WD-40. Apparently, it's been hardly used the guy said he bought it for his daughter the birthday before she left for college, said she rode it for 2 months.
I've been wanting one for a while but I didn't want to invest money in something that I might not use. I haven't ridden in a while but the last time I did I remember having a lot of butt pain from it, I think because I have a big rear end.. But this one has a bigger seat on it, so maybe it will help.

Wish me luck.
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
Age 53
 
caryesings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,654

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

Have fun! My beau and I bought bikes this spring. I hadn't ridden in at least 10 years and I feel about 8 years old when I get on it.
__________________
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default

I haven't been able to ride yet because it's been raining.
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
Age 53
 
caryesings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,654

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

AND it's cold! I don't generally have to whine about spring in NC, but this weekend was not my idea of fun.
__________________
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default

I know! Just when I was falling in love with springtime, it turned cold again!!

I feel as if I've been drained with this weather we're having, I've been so tired. But tomorrow is supposed to be sun shiny so I'll try to get out there then.

Where in NC are you?
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default

Holy Cow! I just rode about 2 tenths of a mile and it was a huge workout. I'd didn't ride long, I was trying it out & needed to come back & make some adjustments. But wow, just wow!
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
Which round am I at now?
 
souvenirdarling's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 800

S/C/G: 158/see ticker/130

Height: 5' 5-3/4"

Default

Just wanted to say congrats! I love biking as a means of transportation (though I'm not one of those crazy reckless urban cyclists.)

I can't wait to hit a few local markets Do you plan on doing any exploring?
__________________

Please msg me and ask what I'm up to!
MyFitnessPal: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/souvenirdarling
souvenirdarling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 01:43 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
kaebaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 204

S/C/G: 236 / T(176*) / 145

Height: 5' 5

Default

As another newbie to biking, I will share something I learned today... Since you mentioned giving it a few squirts with WD-40, I was just wondering what parts you are applying it to? My chain was getting a little squeaky so I was looking for some lube for it. According to the internet, WD-40 is supposed to not be viscous enough, so it actually works more to dissolve and remove any remaining lubricant on the chain / gears instead of actually helping to lubricate that system. But the same source said it is okay to use on other parts of the bike.

I'm still looking for decent bike oil for my chain myself, but I also have to take my bike back to the shop I bought it from tomorrow anyway for a tune-up so I'll probably just ask them for advice.
__________________
Restart 12/31/2012:
kaebaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default

Yeah, I suggest you ask them because I have no idea. lol I just squirted all the movable parts.
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: manhattan, NYC
Posts: 58

S/C/G: 178/174/155

Default

$10!? that's awesome! i want a bike sooooo bad, but it'd take up toooo much space in my small manhattan apt, and i wouldn't want to chain it up outside all the time. booooooooooo!

enjoy!!!
mel23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 07:52 PM   #11
I'm on a Low Crap Diet
 
hpnodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whispering Pines, NC
Posts: 762

S/C/G: 272/228/under 200 for now

Height: 5'0"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mel23 View Post
$10!? that's awesome! i want a bike sooooo bad, but it'd take up toooo much space in my small manhattan apt, and i wouldn't want to chain it up outside all the time. booooooooooo!

enjoy!!!
I have enjoyed it so far.

Maybe you can get one of those bike pulleys like you see in people's garages and hang it from your ceiling.
hpnodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 03:00 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
stasiagurl91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: maryland
Posts: 204

S/C/G: 329/329/230

Height: 5'11"

Default

That's what I am going to buy myself first chance I have! I 've already been looking at what I want
__________________
stasiagurl91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I bought a bike! Goddess Jessica 100 lb. Club 34 08-01-2005 12:57 AM
I need a challenge - again! LoseForLife Support Groups 105 01-03-2005 05:45 AM
I have a reson to b***h rochemist Alternachicks 168 08-16-2003 11:36 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2