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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-14-07, 01:01 PM   #226
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Thanks Tom! It has been very motivating to look good in new clothes.

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Old 08-16-07, 10:34 AM   #227
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Old 08-16-07, 11:16 AM   #228
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Wow! Some incredible accomplishments here, congrats to all.
I'm a newbie clyde that doesn't have a bike yet, I googled my way here and was so inspired by you guys that I had to register.

I'm another work in progress on a really intense lifestyle changing program.
The stats so far: I'm 49, 5'10", start weight of 359 currently at 287.
Part of the changes obviously include exercising which so far have only included walking, I'm now at a stage in the program where I have to turn it up a notch and one recommended activity is cycling. At first I was reluctant about it even thinking do they make bikes that can hold my weight? lol. Anyhow I've been surfing the net a couple of days now researching as much as I can and after reading this forum have decided that yes, they do make bikes that strong and yes I am going to get one and start down a new path in my life.

Thanks to all for the inspiration this has given me.
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Old 08-16-07, 01:19 PM   #229
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Raynman, you need inspiration? You've lost 1/5th of yourself already...you are inspiration.
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Old 08-16-07, 01:45 PM   #230
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You've done well thus far Raynman! Any help we can give you is not a oroblem. No question is too dumb either. Welcome to Clyde's!
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Wow! Some incredible accomplishments here, congrats to all.
I'm a newbie clyde that doesn't have a bike yet, I googled my way here and was so inspired by you guys that I had to register.

I'm another work in progress on a really intense lifestyle changing program.
The stats so far: I'm 49, 5'10", start weight of 359 currently at 287.
Part of the changes obviously include exercising which so far have only included walking, I'm now at a stage in the program where I have to turn it up a notch and one recommended activity is cycling. At first I was reluctant about it even thinking do they make bikes that can hold my weight? lol. Anyhow I've been surfing the net a couple of days now researching as much as I can and after reading this forum have decided that yes, they do make bikes that strong and yes I am going to get one and start down a new path in my life.

Thanks to all for the inspiration this has given me.
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Old 08-16-07, 03:43 PM   #231
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Anyone else think the 'After' picture looks like Agent Smith from The Matrix?
Might impressive, Fat Boy! Yes, I definitely see the resemblance. Can you warp your bike through time and space yet?
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Old 08-16-07, 07:02 PM   #232
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Perhaps he'd rather be thought of as Elrond, from Lord of the Rings (same actor). But yes, definite resemblance.
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Old 08-19-07, 01:04 PM   #234
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I hope one day to contribute to this thread, and have all of you gasp and smile at my significant loss.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:25 PM   #235
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Down 50. 50 more to go.

Started after gallbladder surgery in April. While I used to ride everywhere 20 years ago, getting back on a bike was a challenge. I started with a new cruiser which really kicked things off. I lost 40 and bought a Trek FX. Now I alternate days between the cruiser and a new Trek. As nice as the Trek is, the cruiser really brings a smile to my face when I ride it.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:31 PM   #236
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Old 08-21-07, 04:25 AM   #237
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I have a sudo Bike Blog if anyone is interested.

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Nice place....

Hmm, the joggers screw with your bike lanes too, huh? %^&$ Joggers
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Hmm, the joggers screw with your bike lanes too, huh? %^&$ Joggers
To be honest it was your blog, Large Fella on a Bike and the Historian that got me started on all this. I owe you guys big time!
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Old 08-21-07, 10:50 AM   #239
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Actually, you owe ME nothing....you owe yourself better health though If you do feel an obligation though, you can discharge it by supporting others in healthier life choices. The funny thing is, in offering encouragement and support to others, it comes back to you 100 fold or more Karma is pretty cool
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I don't have any pictures, but I just weighed myself the other day. To my surprise I've gone from (5'11'') 225 to 185 in a little over 4 months of daily commuting. Too bad, too, because I was looking forward to posting in this forum...
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Old 08-21-07, 01:29 PM   #241
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I don't have any pictures, but I just weighed myself the other day. To my surprise I've gone from (5'11'') 225 to 185 in a little over 4 months of daily commuting. Too bad, too, because I was looking forward to posting in this forum...
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You're still welcome though!
Yeah, I still have a pretty big (body) frame. And apparently I have a 90% chance of gaining it back.
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Old 08-21-07, 01:36 PM   #243
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Yeah, I still have a pretty big (body) frame. And apparently I have a 90% chance of gaining it back.
Actually, that statistic should be interpreted from the standpoint of IF you make no changes in your lifestyle and only do it through a "diet". The folk on this forum, I suspect are mostly in that 10 % category that did make a holistic change in their behaviors and habits.
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You owe me nothing. You've given me the pleasure of knowing I've made a positive contribution to someone's life, and that's payment aplenty. I want you to know the same pleasure someday, everyday.
Fair enough. How 'bout you, Large Fella on a Bike, The Amazing Shrinking Man and myself all meet up someday, somewhere, and we'll have a lazy afternoon ride? And someone tell the "I don't Like Food Anymore" blogger he's welcome to come along too.

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Old 08-23-07, 11:52 AM   #245
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Fair enough. How 'bout you, Large Fella on a Bike, The Amazing Shrinking Man and myself all meet up someday, somewhere, and we'll have a lazy afternoon ride? And someone tell the "I don't Like Food Anymore" blogger he's welcome to come along too.

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Sounds good to me at some point!
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Old 08-27-07, 02:12 PM   #246
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I know this is small of me but I DID enjoy thrashing a rather arrogant rider that used to consistently thrash me when I was the heaviest mountain bike racer on the Texas circuit. I'm so ashamed...
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I know this is small of me but I DID enjoy thrashing a rather arrogant rider that used to consistently thrash me when I was the heaviest mountain bike racer on the Texas circuit. I'm so ashamed...
Sounds to me like just deserts, personally
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Old 08-31-07, 12:45 AM   #249
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talk about incredible. all of you!!!!! simply amazing. my little accomplishment pales in comparison, but it is my accomplishment.

last november (just before Thanksgiving) i weighed in at 240 lbs. i am 6'1". my waist was a very tight 38, and i had planned to go to the store and pick up some 40's.... instead, i bought some good shoes and started running again.... in december, i added swimming to my activities..... on july 21st i bought a $199 bike and started riding... it is now 500 miles later and i just bought a very nice bike this last weekend and already have 100 miles on it.... (and i seem to have forgotten how to run in all my biking fervor!)

this morning i weighed in at 209... i have been right around this weight for awhile now... waist is now 36... and that is feeling pretty loose... soon be in 34's.... my goal is 185. that's what i weighed when i was in my 20's (30 years ago.)

i have some pics (i am a tad shy about them) from the day i started. i need to take some comparison pics.

people have commented that i have lost weight. mostly, though, i feel good.

i ride about 100 miles a week... and i've started using the elliptical again (winter is coming on.)

reading about the accomplishments of all of you has re-inspired me. it isn't easy, but it is worth it.

thank you and congratulations to all of you.

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Old 08-31-07, 08:53 AM   #250
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Jim, whether you've lost 40 or 400 pounds, you've still made a major accomplishment! Absolutely outstanding job! Keep up the good work and you WILL hit your goals.
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