Cycling: my new hobby.


A little over 3 three weeks ago, I bought my first road bike. After much deliberation, I decided upon Giant's TCR model. I have noticeably gained weight since my move to Tennessee and if the last time you saw me was 2005, the year I graduated, then I've reeeally gained weight.

The year I graduated college I was under 180 lbs. Now, I hover between 205 and 210 pounds. Folks, that's at least 25 lbs. of heaviness that I'm carrying around Franklin that shouldn't really be there. I attribute my weight gain to three causes: my metabolism slowing down, my cancellation of a gym membership, and my acquisition of a high-def tv and a Netflix account. When I'm not sitting at my office I'm sitting at home; hence the reason for my new hobby, cycling. Most people can't tell I'm heavier than I used to be...

Anyway, ever since I started riding, I've lost weight and inches around my waist. Normally I would run the weight off, but I used to be a runner and while I think it's great, I think it puts a lot of stress on your feet, knees, and lower back. Not so with cycling. It is low-impact and easy to break into. If you are looking for a new hobby and great way to meet people then I would encourage you to head to your local bike shop, get fitted for a bike, and make the jump.