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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 04-07-07, 06:55 PM   #151
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Old 04-07-07, 09:02 PM   #152
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In honor of me breaking the 300 lb barrier and losing 78 lbs so far, here is a comparison of me from Dec 2004, close to my heaviest weight, and about 20 mins ago.

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Old 04-07-07, 10:55 PM   #153
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In honor of me breaking the 300 lb barrier and losing 78 lbs so far, here is a comparison of me from Dec 2004, close to my heaviest weight, and about 20 mins ago.

Your face is slimmer! Lookin' good!
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Old 04-08-07, 07:04 PM   #154
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I dont think I exhibit the extreme weight loss that some of you have experiance (great job to everyone who has lost any weight while enjoying cyclying). I dont have any 'real' full shots of my self but i think the two i'm posting show the weight lost. The first picture (me and my brother) was taken durring winter of 2006 I was at 6'3" 240, the second picture was taken fall of 06 6'3" still but at about 210 and with a hair cut!
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Old 04-08-07, 07:13 PM   #155
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In honor of me breaking the 300 lb barrier and losing 78 lbs so far, here is a comparison of me from Dec 2004, close to my heaviest weight, and about 20 mins ago.

I see you ditched the face fur, Brian. I did as well. A lot of fat guys do that when they lose weight. Except Tom Stormcrowe, of course.
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Old 04-08-07, 07:16 PM   #156
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I see you ditched the face fur, Brian. I did as well. A lot of fat guys do that when they lose weight. Except Tom Stormcrowe, of course.
I'll be doing my Spring Hair removal soon! I wear a beard in the winter for warmth!
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Old 04-08-07, 11:11 PM   #157
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I enjoy seeing the before and after pictures here Would it be too much to make this thread a sticky?
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I see you ditched the face fur, Brian. I did as well. A lot of fat guys do that when they lose weight. Except Tom Stormcrowe, of course.
Yea, I had at least a mustache since I was 16 or 17 and my kids never saw me without facial hair. Wife has only seen it one time in 24 year of knowing me. It completely grey and but mainly got rid of it because it was causing me issues with my CPAP mask. I truely hate shaving and would grow it back in a haeart beat if I could.
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Yea, I had at least a mustache since I was 16 or 17 and my kids never saw me without facial hair. Wife has only seen it one time in 24 year of knowing me. It completely grey and but mainly got rid of it because it was causing me issues with my CPAP mask. I truely hate shaving and would grow it back in a haeart beat if I could.
I hate shaving too. However, I like looking 20 years younger. So out comes the razor.
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I hate shaving too. However, I like looking 20 years younger. So out comes the razor.
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I hate shaving too. However, I like looking 20 years younger. So out comes the razor.
Yea, that is an added benefit isn't it. I know the wife likes it better.
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I shave, and also hate it. But I do it so I can look younger.
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I just shaved in November....1972! Brian if you can use the cpap mask that uses the nose pillows then a beard is no longer an issue.
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Yea, that is an added benefit isn't it. I know the wife likes it better.
My beards usually last until my wife complains that kissing tickles to much, out comes the razor.

Right now though, I am working the night shift at work, since the only folks who see me some days are the other bums on the night shift, I only need to shave if I'm going out in public, last week I shaved Monday, then didn't shave again until Sunday..... Really cuts down on the cost of razors, I went from a blade a week, to a blade a month.
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Python, good to hear the hubby is starting to get interested in cycling! Keep him interested and he'll reap unbelievable dividends from it. The only aerobic exercise better than cycling is swimming!
I believe that Nordic Skiing is better than biking as well, not sure about it compared with swimming.
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I can't grow a beard...a partial beard...or a stache.
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Let's move this back to it's original topic, out before and after stuff!
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Before and midpoint:






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That's amazing Tom. I know many people have said this before, but you really are an inspiration. I am currently at 261 and I just started keeping track of my weight loss. I plan on taking pictures every day so I can really see the changes. I had actually never seen a picture of myself recently with my shirt off and I was certainly surprised how much I had let myself go. Hopefully I will be another one of your success stories.
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Wow, you guys are really a inspiration... Keep it up...
At 278 pounds I bought a new bike last winter.. This spring I started riding again.. I am down to 255 already. Nothing compaired to what you fellas have done I realize but got to start somewhere :-)
My goal is to be down to 200 by this winter...
Guess I better get back on my bike...

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That's amazing Tom. I know many people have said this before, but you really are an inspiration. I am currently at 261 and I just started keeping track of my weight loss. I plan on taking pictures every day so I can really see the changes. I had actually never seen a picture of myself recently with my shirt off and I was certainly surprised how much I had let myself go. Hopefully I will be another one of your success stories.
Joe, definitely keep a daily record and then stack them into an animated .GIF. wear the same shirt for them and you can later play the GIF and watch the weight melt off and the shirt get loose!
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I started riding in April of last year.
weight was 255 with a 42in waist.
1.5 years later.....172lbs with a 33in waist
Old me


New me

I wanted to add an updated pic of myself.....I am at 158 pounds now. Almost 100 lbs lost with out starving myself or any new fad diets. Just common sense and exercise....

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That's amazing Tom. I know many people have said this before, but you really are an inspiration. I am currently at 261 and I just started keeping track of my weight loss. I plan on taking pictures every day so I can really see the changes. I had actually never seen a picture of myself recently with my shirt off and I was certainly surprised how much I had let myself go. Hopefully I will be another one of your success stories.
If you want it, you will make it happen. Meanwhile.....

Me at 360, after losing 25 pounds.


And now, or more precisely three weeks ago, me at 248. No, that's not my bike in the photo.
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Neil, your posture has also improved....Great job so far!
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Neil, your posture has also improved....Great job so far!
Yeah, but it's still bad in the 'after' photo. Staring down at the bike wasn't a good idea.
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Neil, your posture has also improved....Great job so far!
OK, here's the frontal of me at 360. Note the "s" like curve of the spine.



And the current, taken by Neil Fein a month ago. I asked Neil if my shoulders were straight before he took the photograph. Incidentally, anyone who has seen the film "Rocky" will recognize the steps.

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