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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 12-14-06, 07:35 PM   #1
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2007 Resolutions

There's a thread in the Southern California group about our 2007 Goals (and another about whether we attained our 2006 goals). But, I certainly feel more at home here on Clydes (and certainly more welcome and encouraged), so I thought I'd recreate it here.

Mine:

Drop my weight below 250 lbs. (currently: 283)
Complete three "easy" centuries (currently ride 50-60 milers)
Complete at least one "hard" or hilly century
Begin riding to the start of local club rides (20 miles away, one way) so I do at least 70-miles on Saturdays
Train more with local racing club/team

That's it. What are yours?
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23007 resolutions:

Complete a double century
drop below 200
Place in the top 5 of a road race
meet my fundraising goal for Tour de Cure or even exceed it!
Keep my GPA as close to 4.0 as possible!
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Finish my dissertation.
Finish my dissertation.
Finish my dissertation.

Drop down to 240.
Get a century done!
Hoping to get a new road/touring bike in one year if money is there and dissertation is done.
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Keep my body off the pavement
Drop below 300
Ride 5,000 miles
Complete a century
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Ya know what? I must be an optimist! Did you see what year I posted my resolution for on my first post on the thread here? 23007!

I guess I'm planning on a long life and am giving myself plenty of time to do the double!
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Now that's planning ahead!
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Drop below 200
Ride "Assault on Mount Mitchell"
Try my had at a Masters road race
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Drop below 200
Ride "Assault on Mount Mitchell"
Try my had at a Masters road race
Awesome! I rode Mt. Mitchell in 1988 and again in 1990. Nothing like having a mass start with 1,500 riders! It is the ride I compare all others too.
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Finish my dissertation.
Finish my dissertation.

Drop down to ...
I´ll throw in some more "Finish my dissertation"s... That´s definitely the main objective to achieve; but I want to drop to 200 from now 250, too. That will request some cycling, running, swimming (no specific goals here) and - most scary - getting used to that feeling of hunger/appetite. Argh.

Good luck to you all!

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Get down to at least 250.
Ride 2750 with a stretch goal to of 3000.
Stay healthy.
Get my Wife to ride with me.
Help my friend get inspired to lose weight too.
Enjoy life.
Stretch Goal: Once I hit my end goal weight of 215: Get a new bike.
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I've done the math, and my 2007 goal is to lose 30 pounds to get myself back under 12% bodyfat. Not that I'll ever leave the Clydes, mind you... At 12%, I'll still be 230 pounds. Heck, at 1% I'd still be more than a shade over 200 pounds. I don't powerlift anymore, so keeping the extra mass that I used to fuel my gym sessions isn't helping me now. Plus, I think I'll climb a lot easier (hills on the bike, and the wall at the rock gym) if I manage to ditch a few pounds.
Soda and beer are the tough things for me to cut out. I really like my Cokes (only one every couple days; I ration them because I have to go to Canada to get Coke with real sugar, not HFCS) and my evening pint (which I know exactly how much grain goes into it because I brew it myself.)
I've already managed to quit smoking last week, so we'll see how the lack of soda and beer plays into that. I might become one grumpy commuter for a little while.
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Meet or exceed all previous monthy totals for commuting to work (records back to 1988).

Solo tour somewhere in the US. I may do the middle leg of Lewis and Clark. Might do the Ohio Valley (I'd get at least 5 states, maybe 7 if I start in Arkansas ) Might do the "Brussel Sprouts Tour" in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. I just haven't decided yet.

Go fishing more.

Finish painting the house and build the bookshelves in the basement

Ride Monarch Crest Trail.

Get to the top of McClellan Mountain (13,800)

Ride over Mosquito Pass (13,900)

Ride to the top of Mt Evans (14,210)...like that's ever going to happen!

Try not to get lost on Hermosa Creek Trail and do it in under 9 hours (30 miles, downhill)...and carry food this time
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The summary goals for 2007:
1) Buy bike.
2) Ride lots.

To elaborate further on #2, I have immediate goals that I'm locked into:
- Settle into a solid riding schedule that will help me realize the following goals...
- Ride a day or two of RAGBRAI (if I had more vacation time, I'd do the whole week. Next year.)
- Ride to work a day on Bike to Work Week. (I live in Ames and work in Des Moines which is 70 miles RT)
- Drop below the "Mendoza Line"
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Ride over Mosquito Pass (13,900)
It's actually only 13,188'.

Seriously, tho. Get a picture of yourself with the elevation sign or benchmark at the top. That would rock!
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6,000 miles
more calories out than in
keep Mrs Bone happy
keep baby Bones good and happy
10 centuries

oh and finish that g*d damn Clydesdale jersey!
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Finish my dissertation.
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Drop down to 240.
Get a century done!
Hoping to get a new road/touring bike in one year if money is there and dissertation is done.
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Drop Weight
Train More
Train smarter

So far Ive dropped from about 285-290 to 270 in the last month and a half, and that was just with a change in diet. I used FITDAY religously until to make myself aware of what I was taking in, now I am sort of conditioned as to what to eat. I hit the trainer once or twice a week and hit the road on weekends right now but starting next week Im going to commit to the trainer 5x during the week. Once I'm done coaching wrestling in the first week of March Ill start hitting the road each day after school. I'm going to take my bike with me and ride where I teach because I know I'll lose motivation on the drive home, it just saps the energy right out of me. I also want to train smarter, lay a base, pay attention to HR zones, do intervals etc.
Kind of sort of find myself fascinated by triathlons lately, maybe considering training for a sprint tri during the summer and try one in early fall/late summer. I'd need to drop some weight to be able to run, that is the biggest issue. I know I can handle the 15 mile bike ride, swimming I think I could do with training, its just the run that scares me. We'll see what happens...Good luck everyone!
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Fish more, ride more, drink less beer!
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2007 cycling goals

2007 goals:
  • ride 4000+ miles (rode 3000+ this year)
  • drop weight down to 220 (currently 273)
  • ride on more club rides (TCBA - Lansing, MI)
  • ride two easy centuries (nice and flat centuries)
  • get a new road bicycle (Bianchi Giro?)

Stretch goals:
  • drop weight to 200
  • participate in One Day Ride Across Michigan (ODRAM) - 153 miles
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2007 goals:
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  • drop weight down to 220 (currently 273)
I'll race ya!
(Two of my goals are 4K miles and going from 262 to 230)
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Cool. (Says the father of a 4 yo and a 20mo)

We love Leapfrog stuff (and SS and BC (oh and Dora.)) The purple guy and the Wiggles are banned from our home, though.

Is that an EdD or PhD?
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PhD. And Leapfrog rocks!

There's actually a lot of research that went into SS, BC, and I'm pretty sure Dora. Mostly a lot of scaffolding and repetition to keep interest high and fustration low. A few schools of thought feel the wiggles and purple guy are more harmful because they talk down and don't encourage children to improve language skills.
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PhD. And Leapfrog rocks!

There's actually a lot of research that went into SS, BC, and I'm pretty sure Dora. Mostly a lot of scaffolding and repetition to keep interest high and fustration low. A few schools of thought feel the wiggles and purple guy are more harmful because they talk down and don't encourage children to improve language skills.
Sorry to OP for jacking your thread...

I have to admit the reason the purple dinosaur and the Wiggles were banned in my house is because I don't want to have to hear them.
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