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    Hello fellow C&A's. Not my first post either! 5'7" - 255lbs - Giant Cypress purchased in January from LBS...trying to get back into riding! WOW, who knew it would be so hard?!!

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    Thought about the Hardrock when I was picking a bike on Wednesday, and in the flesh, aesthetically speaking, I didn't take to it.

    Sturdy enough even for my 300+ bod though.

    Went for the Giant Escape M3 instead, decent frame, 26" wheels, and it pulled at the heartstrings like no other bike in the shop.
    Fat man trying to reform. slowly. :)
    START 330lbs
    NOW 286lbs
    TARGET 168lbs

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    22yrs old, 265Lbs, 6'1".

    Just built up/converted a bridgestone to fixed gear. I want to shed the pounds, so i figure one gear + continuous peddling should do the trick. So far I am looking better, but the leg muscles are replacing fat weight.

    Just did my first "long ride" this weekend (26 miles). The Brooks saddle was killer for a guy my size.

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    6'6" 260lbs. I might be the tallest guy in this forum. No bike yet. Looking at a vintage C.C.M. on Craigslist for $185 though.

    I got sick and tired of the gas prices, so, a bike is my way of "sticking it to the man".

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    Quote Originally Posted by milehile View Post
    6'6" 260lbs. I might be the tallest guy in this forum. No bike yet. Looking at a vintage C.C.M. on Craigslist for $185 though.

    I got sick and tired of the gas prices, so, a bike is my way of "sticking it to the man".
    Not even close to the Tallest, Mazama is 7'

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    Holy cow. A 7 footer riding a bike? I would think that would be very uncomfortable, unless he bought a bike that was made for a 7' dude.

    Still. The best way to keep money in the good ol' U S of A is to stop buying oil from the Arabs, and stickin to good ol' leg power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Not even close to the Tallest, Mazama is 7'
    Also, Barndoor is 6'7".

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    Yeah, he rides a custom Comotion Mazama. Sweet bike, too. It does kind of look like a road bike on BMX heels, though. Man that frame is big!

    Quote Originally Posted by milehile View Post
    Holy cow. A 7 footer riding a bike? I would think that would be very uncomfortable, unless he bought a bike that was made for a 7' dude.

    Still. The best way to keep money in the good ol' U S of A is to stop buying oil from the Arabs, and stickin to good ol' leg power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milehile View Post
    Holy cow. A 7 footer riding a bike? I would think that would be very uncomfortable, unless he bought a bike that was made for a 7' dude.

    Still. The best way to keep money in the good ol' U S of A is to stop buying oil from the Arabs, and stickin to good ol' leg power.
    His bike is custom made......

    Your right about oil, except that in North America, oil is a big part of the food chain as well, so the cyclist isn't entirely oil free.

    Farmer uses tractor (uses oil) to spread petro-chemical based pesticides and fertilizers (made from oil) on fields. This is then picked using oil powered machinery, then placed on trucks, and shipped to processing plants, then is shipped to the shopping centre, where the consumer picks it up, usually by car, and takes it home for consumption. From field to consumer is often an over 8 000km journey by truck or worse plane.

    This process is not sustainable..... What is even more dumbfounded is when in July, you go to the grocery store and see California grown strawberries (shipped 12 000 km), when local farmers have them ready for harvest less then a metric century round trip away.

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    Hi all....

    I didn't even know there was a name or category for us 200 pounders until I found this thread! Anyway, I'm 6'1" and about 215, looking to drop to about 190. Just got into cycling, bought one of those Schwinns they sell at Target due to my limited college-student budget, but I plan on taking good care of it and upgrading after I graduate in May 2009. It's tough for me to find places to ride, I live right outside of Philly and I'm not quite comfortable with riding on our congested and hostile streets yet, but anytime I get a free hour or two I go out to Ridley Creek State Park and do the loop there. I always feel great afterwards and I'm looking for more places to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJamNoCode View Post
    Hi all....

    I didn't even know there was a name or category for us 200 pounders until I found this thread! Anyway, I'm 6'1" and about 215, looking to drop to about 190. Just got into cycling, bought one of those Schwinns they sell at Target due to my limited college-student budget, but I plan on taking good care of it and upgrading after I graduate in May 2009. It's tough for me to find places to ride, I live right outside of Philly and I'm not quite comfortable with riding on our congested and hostile streets yet, but anytime I get a free hour or two I go out to Ridley Creek State Park and do the loop there. I always feel great afterwards and I'm looking for more places to ride!
    Schuylkill River Trail, running from Monte Clare, Montgomery County, to Philadelphia - 26 miles.
    Perkiomen Trail, running from Oaks to Green Lane - 20 miles. Connects to the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, giving you 46 miles of riding.

    If you don't mind traveling a bit further, many parts of Chester County have low-traffic roads. East and West Vincent and East and West Pikeland Townships, for instance.

    PM me if you'd like to meet for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Schuylkill River Trail, running from Monte Clare, Montgomery County, to Philadelphia - 26 miles.
    Perkiomen Trail, running from Oaks to Green Lane - 20 miles. Connects to the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, giving you 46 miles of riding.

    If you don't mind traveling a bit further, many parts of Chester County have low-traffic roads. East and West Vincent and East and West Pikeland Townships, for instance.

    PM me if you'd like to meet for a ride.
    Thanks for the tips. Looks like Perkiomen and Schuylkill Trails will be best for the months I live in Chestnut Hill (September-May). I just got my bike so once my stamina gets up I'll be up for a good long ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Schuylkill River Trail, running from Monte Clare, Montgomery County, to Philadelphia - 26 miles.
    Perkiomen Trail, running from Oaks to Green Lane - 20 miles. Connects to the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, giving you 46 miles of riding.

    If you don't mind traveling a bit further, many parts of Chester County have low-traffic roads. East and West Vincent and East and West Pikeland Townships, for instance.

    PM me if you'd like to meet for a ride.

    Hey,I think I did part of that trail with the "Rail Trail folks" Awesome time. Does it run through Jim Thorpe?

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    So here I am. 6' and was up to 300 lb riding a Giant Cypress. Getting back into eating right and now down to 275. I just upgraded our hybrids to clipless pedals/shoes. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! How did I ever go so long without using them. Climbs are easier and I knocked my average speed up 2 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
    Hey,I think I did part of that trail with the "Rail Trail folks" Awesome time. Does it run through Jim Thorpe?
    That's the Lehigh Gorge Trail.

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    Clydesdale, huh? I've been called a lot of things...

    I'm 6'6" and according to the scales at the Dr.'s office 340 lbs. That, along with not being able to walk upstairs without getting winded has encouraged me to break out my Schwinn Frontier GS (circa 1998) from the garage after eight years of inactivity. It worked OK for me when I was at 250, so I'm hoping it will stay faithful until we get back there again. I changed out the tires to 1.25" Forte FastCity ST/K since I'm mainly riding the neighborhood streets. I really like them...big improvement and a lot less road noise.

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    Welcome to the herd, wrayln.
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    Geeze Iam Heavy

    HI,
    Had to give up the jogging back pain, started riding a mountian bike , like the shocks and easy to bounce over curbs and grass less likely to fall off.
    Seem to really enjoy the ride, haven't lost any weight only been ridding a month, ridding 12.5miles daily and further on weekends, have started a good saddlle calous no longer limping I average around 12mph ..
    Have a bike pc to track speed and distance some type of cat eye wireless thing keeps me honest..
    Ordered some of those crank brother egg beater pedles and good shoes trying to raise the power bar.
    I have noticed a real improvement in my legs already, and feel fit. We have some great bike trails in VA Beach .
    I weigh 260 most people think I weigh under 200 ooh yea iam 6ft 2in . like a good steer must be marbleing.. hehe
    I am also pushing that 58 years young.
    Well I guess I am Clysesale for life. although they are fine looking horses if you ask me...
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    here's my toy got this in 23 in pretty hard to find large bikes under 500 bucks,
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    figured i would finally make a post here

    hiya .. i am freddy .. from louisiana ... i am 5'7" 235 and holding steady ... i ride mostly mountain bikes ...



    thats my current bike, a raleigh mojave 8.0 .. changed the tires, pedals, seat and seatpost .. need to change the fork ...

    and here is me .. after a 10 mile ride through lincoln parsih park in ruston ...


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    Freddie, ya devil! I don't see much mud on ya! If you ain't muddy, you ain't mountain biking.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil- View Post
    figured i would finally make a post here

    hiya .. i am freddy .. from louisiana ... i am 5'7" 235 and holding steady ... i ride mostly mountain bikes ...



    thats my current bike, a raleigh mojave 8.0 .. changed the tires, pedals, seat and seatpost .. need to change the fork ...

    and here is me .. after a 10 mile ride through lincoln parsih park in ruston ...

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Hi all,

    Relative newbie here. I am 5'8 and 295 lbs. Mostly flab but I've always been a stocky and muscular guy too. Good genes goes along way when you lead an unhealthy lifestyle. Thankfully, that is changing now that I am riding agin. Bought a Giant Revive over a month ago and love the ride. Looking into getting a Trek Navigator 3.0, FX 7.2, 7100, or something similar. Any suggestions? I want to stick with Trek for the quality and credit basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Freddie, ya devil! I don't see much mud on ya! If you ain't muddy, you ain't mountain biking.
    haha! ... it was actually dry out there today .. so just had sweat, bugs n dust on me ... must have dumped about a pound of sand out of my shoes after the ride ... no wonder what was slowing me down!

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    Freddie, is that poison oak surrounding your bike? Between the poisonous plants, swarms of mosquitoes, and alligators...I think I'd have to stay home. You got my respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wralyn View Post
    Freddie, is that poison oak surrounding your bike? Between the poisonous plants, swarms of mosquitoes, and alligators...I think I'd have to stay home. You got my respect!
    haha! ... well thats got 5 leaves .. so its safe ...

    the saying i have always heard is ... 'leaves of 3, let it be' ... poision ivy and oak have 3 leaves ... sumac has about 8+ ...

    but either way, ... its an experience riding out there!

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    Well, I come here today looking for encouragement, for me wife.
    She past 300lb a while back, past 250lb so fast I barely blinked, she soon won't be in the heavy class anymore, I ordered her first Pearl Izumis last night, she is riding almost a mile extra every day.
    I am so excited, she is a bit worried about loose skin, wished I knew any thing about it.
    I hate cars,

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