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    I'm 6'- 230 I ride a TREK here in Northwest ALABAMA, mostly by myself not alot of riders here in hickville. From what I read on here from some of you, hillclimbing is tough on you. Well it's a state of mind over muscle. During warm weather whatever the temp 60- 110, 30-40 miles a day(alot of long hills)at around 20mph average. Riding by myself you have to self motivate. I have certain riders around who I've asked to ride with but the answer is tooo many hills on my rides. The way I look at it, to go downhill you've first got to climb.

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    oh yeah stay in the seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Jimblairo, your courage and determination in the face of cancer & chemo is awesome! I'm going to borrow a bit of your spirit to re-motivate my own cycling.
    That goes for me too, word for word. Jimblairo, you rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy
    oh yeah stay in the seat
    Rubber side down. Don't want to forget that.

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm still building up my base mileage, i put in about 600 miles on an old Panasonic frame bike, but for reasons of blowing the front spoke twice in about 4 months, i got sick of taking it for "quickie" repairs that left me on the side of the road. I'm 5'9'' at 215 lbs. Got this OCR 2 yesterday and i'm pretty happy with it. It's a nice upgrade from the Panasonic frame with downtube shifters. Gotta put in a couple hundred miles and i'll let you all know how it feels.

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    Congrats!!! Nice bike!!!

    Is that bag put on correctly? I thought it was supposed to fit directly under the seat. It looks like you may get alot of movement from the bag with it installed that way. Just an observation.

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    Speaking of bags on bikes; Is it better to wear a hydration pack with emergency tube, co2 cartridge etc . in it or keep this on a bike bag? I was thinking while riding laps around a 10 mile track, I may not need to carry it all. During longer rides I may want to take the Hydration pack and the emergency tool kit in my backpack.

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    yeah i think i messed up with the bag on the seat, i'll adjust it tomorrow before the ride. Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrayge
    yeah i think i messed up with the bag on the seat, i'll adjust it tomorrow before the ride. Thanks!!!
    Yeah, you'll probably have to lower that reflector down on the seatpost or removed like most do. The straps on the bag go through saddle seat rails then connect underneath the bag. It should fit close to the saddle.
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    I used to weigh around 250-260 lbs. but I started riding everyday and lost a ton of weight. I know weigh 170 lbs. Cycling saved my life! And I got a great/healthy hobby out of it.
    Last edited by peripheral; 12-28-05 at 10:23 AM.

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    you must of meant 250-260 lbs??? how much time did it take for you to loose all that weight??? how many times a week would you ride and for how long?? thanks

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    Wow, I'm an idiot! Of course I typed that at 4:00 in the morning, so you'll have to excuse my error! I started riding in the spring of '02 I believe and by the end of the summer I was pretty lean. I was just eating salads and avoiding all bad foods (which was surprisingly easy when you're on a mission). Mind of matter! That's the toughest part. So I'd go to this bike trail just about everyday and ride roughly 20 miles a day. And as I got better and my equipment improved, I now ride 40 miles a day (in the summer). In the winter, I don't ride as much because I'm inside on a trainer and it's a lot tougher and more boring! But that's my story. Do you ride often?

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    I don't want to hear any more success stories

    Lets start with the slouches!!!

    I ride when I want to, I eat whatever I want...If I was 200+ I wouldn't care much, as long as I'm cycling and having fun.

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    Sorry! I'm just trying to express my gratitude for the Bicycle. It changed my life. I wasn't putting anyone down who is 200+, I was just saying that it aided me in my goal of weight loss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral
    Sorry! I'm just trying to express my gratitude for the Bicycle. It changed my life. I wasn't putting anyone down who is 200+, I was just saying that it aided me in my goal of weight loss!
    No need to apologize. You've done a great job going from 260 down to 170lbs. Of course, that means that you are no longer a Clydesale. So get outta here. Go join weight weenies or the skinny bicycle fairy club!
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    Ha! Ok, I'm on way to the skinny weenies club. Thanks for the advice!

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    so has anyone failed?

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    214 yesterday at doctors with clothes and steel toes thats gotta add 10 lbs... I ride my 80's vintage peugot mountain bike, fuji road, and newly acquired raleigh comfort tricked out for commuting. Started as an alternative to jogging, had ridden quite a bit in my 20's. Earlier attempts to get back on the mule had been twarted by lower back pain, but this time I either just worked my way through it or it coincidentally went away. Started commuting this summer a couple times a week. Did my first organized century this past september. My "portion control" is still an area of opportunity- I'll probably be a clydesdale for a while
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    What's considered a clydesdale??? As i wrote before, i'm 5'9'' and i weigh in at 220lbs. And what should be target weight.
    Thanks to all you guys. Keep grinding

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrayge
    What's considered a clydesdale??? As i wrote before, i'm 5'9'' and i weigh in at 220lbs. And what should be target weight.
    Thanks to all you guys. Keep grinding
    generally if you are over 200 lbs you are considered a clyde.

    I hit 200 once, and I felt sick with myself so I went on a mad diet. I looked pretty big at 200, I'm only 6'1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg
    generally if you are over 200 lbs you are considered a clyde.

    I hit 200 once, and I felt sick with myself so I went on a mad diet. I looked pretty big at 200, I'm only 6'1
    If I got down to 200 my wife would make me go see the doctor. But at 225lbs, I'm pretty muscular. Funny how all that bench pressing for football does nothing at all for cycling...
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    I'm 5' 9" at 218 lbs. I never considered myself a clydsdale since I've never modified a bike to carry my weight. But, according to this thread, I'm part of the club. I ride three different bikes, depending on the riding surface. On dirt, MTB trails, I ride an 05 Specialized Rockhopper. On gravel cycling trails I ride an 89 Nishiki Ariel with a Suntour SR 3000 suspension fork conversion. On asphalt I ride a late 90's Trek 720 Hybrid. I have neck problems and can not ride a Roadie. I'm hoping to use cycling to help me lose weight in 06.
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    After reading lots (but not all...) of the post in this thread, and discovering I am a "Clydesdale" at 5'11'' 230lbs, I am wondering if I should be worried that I may damage the bike I just ordered: 2005 Trek Pilot 2.1 with Carbon fork, seatstays, seatpost and minimal spokes? The Trek shop claims there is no weight limit, but is that really realistic? 50 lbs ago (2 years ago), I took up bicycling on a '95 Trek 6500 mtn bike outfitted as much as possible for road riding. She's a tough bike. Am I going to kill my new Road bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshutmedia
    After reading lots (but not all...) of the post in this thread, and discovering I am a "Clydesdale" at 5'11'' 230lbs, I am wondering if I should be worried that I may damage the bike I just ordered: 2005 Trek Pilot 2.1 with Carbon fork, seatstays, seatpost and minimal spokes? The Trek shop claims there is no weight limit, but is that really realistic? 50 lbs ago (2 years ago), I took up bicycling on a '95 Trek 6500 mtn bike outfitted as much as possible for road riding. She's a tough bike. Am I going to kill my new Road bike?

    Looking for hope...
    Naw, you're bike will survive. Some of the Clydes are really big guys. And they don't have any problems. I weigh about what you do and haven't had any problems with carbon forks, bars, stem, or seatpost. If anything, you might opt for a different wheelset down the line. But what you have will probably work fine. I rode some 16 spoke wheels on my old bike with no problems. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Thanks, Orion. Your words put me more at ease. I'll be keeping my eye out for another wheelset and just not jump any logs in the meantime. Happy New Year!
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