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Friday, April 19, 2019

A couple years ago my husband said he wanted to get bikes one day and I was like yeah that’d be cool. But he’s been badgering me about it since. I got away without them last year because I gave birth in June bike riding happening last summer. I mainly avoided it because I’ve got visuals of my fat body crushing a bike and flattening the tires. Also pretty sure I’ll look like an incredibly stupid large fat ball on a bike, what a sight.

We have 3 boys- they’re 5, 2 and 10months. So we luckily found a used bike trailer for $40. He then managed to convince me, even though we’re in the midst of building a house and needing money, to buy bikes. Nothing fancy. We went to Walmart and tried a couple out. All in all we spent just over $300 on 2 bikes, 3 helmets (the baby needed one) and the trailer. We still need a bike rack because we don’t live somewhere where we can just take off down the road, we’ll have to drive somewhere to go for a ride. We also will want a ride along bike for our oldest since eventually I’m sure he won’t ride as far as we’ll want to. But that probably is a while out. The bike is rated for riders 5’2”-5’10” and I’m 5’3”. It feels a bit big but to be honest we had a long day and all of the kids were melting down and for those of you who have been there you understand why I was just like “yeah whatever this ones fine.”

Still nervous about all this. Haven’t ridden since 8th grade. I definitely feel too fat to ride a bike and like I’m way above the weight capacity. Everyone’s so excited except me ...
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  • JIBBIE49
    Oh, that looks like me when my two youngest were little and I had one of those miserable things behind my bike and I was about 214# then. I've seen new ones now where the kids are in the front and you are "pushing" with the bike rather than "dragging" them along. Yes, I later found Sparks and I'm at 142# now.
    547 days ago
    We're twinning! I just ordered my bike a few days ago! :) I haven't ridden a bike since like, 8th or 9th grade either. Should be interesting, but also fun with the whole family :)
    550 days ago
  • no profile photo DRAGONFLY631
    Biking is like anything else. Slow and steady. 😋
    550 days ago
  • no profile photo CD24115281
    Great blog
    551 days ago
    Love the family exercise support. Keep looking forward and keep us posted. Hugs along with a cool light cloudy day to enjoy!
    551 days ago
    I'm on my 3rd mountain bike. I also have a Schwinn fan bike. I absolutely love my bikes. I live in a rural area and can ride trails + fields surrounding my home.
    It'll take time to build up your stamina but once you do, you'll be glad you did. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    551 days ago
    Sounds like a great family adventure! You are a great sport challenging yourself. Once you start peddling you will feel great. emoticon
    551 days ago
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