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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 03-04-07, 11:21 PM   #1
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Training for my first Century

Well tonight was the start of my training for my First Century, and a hell of a night I picked to start. Winds NW at 14 and 50 degrees, but it will only get better as time goes by. If all goes to plan, I will ride my first Century on May 12. Notice I said first. Ordered my Garmin Edge 305HR on Friday so I will be able to evaluate all my rides to death, any that knows me will agree that I obsess on data , (data analyst\DB admin), and to top off this glorious day, I broke the 305 barrier that I had not been able to get below. I was 304 this am. I will just be a Clyde in short order and out of the Uber-Clyde status.
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Old 03-04-07, 11:31 PM   #2
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Congrads!!!!!

The best thing you can do is ride ride ride.....

Everything else will follow....the weight will go pretty fast if you ride a lot. You will love the 305 as well...a great tool....more data is a good thing....check out motion based...you will get a flyer with your Garmin...they have a free option that is pretty cool...
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Congrads!!!!!

The best thing you can do is ride ride ride.....

Everything else will follow....the weight will go pretty fast if you ride a lot. You will love the 305 as well...a great tool....more data is a good thing....check out motion based...you will get a flyer with your Garmin...they have a free option that is pretty cool...
I think the new ones come with it standard now, but if not, I will check into it. I think Garmin bought MB.
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Old 03-05-07, 12:05 AM   #4
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Congrats Jaxgtr. I started riding again last July. Started thinking about a century ride in October and gradually started increasing my distances until I was riding 50 miles without really killin myself. Just did my first century last Friday and It was challenging. Just keep riding and stretching your distances and when you do the century, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time for eating drinking and bathroom breaks. I took an hours worth and it really wasnt enough for me .
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Just curious. Are you going to attempt a century on your hybrid riding upright? What kind a of saddle do you have? Where are you going to ride it? (It will be hot and humid in May, drink plenty of fluids)
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Yea. it's going to be a hybrid Century which will make it all that more challenging. I hope to have my fork replaced in the next week or so and that might push me back a few days as the bike will be in the shop. I going to go to a rigid type for, either steel or carbon and that should reduce my bike weight around 4 pounds which will help loads. I figure that if I can do this on a hyrid a should ultimately be able to do it on a road bike.

My current saddle is the WTB Speed V Comp. It pretty comfy and has not given me any issues, but as my rides times and distance get longer I will see how it goes and might have to make a change. I will be riding in Jacksonville area, yea it will be warm and sweaty so I am going to try and pick my riding area where I know I can get liquid or I might just ride the Jacksonville to Baldwin Trail several times. That is a 29 mile loop, and I can have my car at one end with all my food and liquid supplies right there. They also have restroom facilities and it nice as you don't have to deal with car traffic but a couple of times.
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