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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 03-21-07, 08:02 PM   #1
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New Clyde Here!!

What's up guys and Gals?
Let me introduce myself, my name is Eddie and I'm from Louisville Ky. I am 5' 10" and weigh in at 216 lbs.
My goal is to get back in shape and get down to 185 lbs. I decided that riding a bike was going to get me there.
I just purchased a 07 team Fuji. I only have about 75 miles on it, but so far, I love it.

Anyways, I just wanted to jump in and say hey, and I look forward to chatting with ya.
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Old 03-21-07, 08:09 PM   #2
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What's up guys and Gals?
Let me introduce myself, my name is Eddie and I'm from Louisville Ky. I am 5' 10" and weigh in at 216 lbs.
My goal is to get back in shape and get down to 185 lbs. I decided that riding a bike was going to get me there.
I just purchased a 07 team Fuji. I only have about 75 miles on it, but so far, I love it.

Anyways, I just wanted to jump in and say hey, and I look forward to chatting with ya.
Hello, Eddie! My wife and I are going to be down across the river from you this Summer! We're doing a tour down to Cincinnati, then across to Evansville along the Oh River Valley, then home to Lafayette!
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Old 03-21-07, 08:38 PM   #3
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Eddie,

Welcome!!!

Nice to meet you...if you are ever in or by Oklahoma please yell.....we have some great riding in Oklahoma...
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Welcome, Eddie, although I think your stay here will be short. You will probably be sub-200 by late Summer/early Fall.
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I really hope to be sub 200 by years end That's my goal anyways!
Now I have to get the saddle time in.
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Old 03-22-07, 05:18 AM   #6
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I really hope to be sub 200 by years end That's my goal anyways!
Now I have to get the saddle time in.
Eddie, when you drop below 200, of course, you'll still be welcome in Clyde's, even when you hit Clyde Emeritus Status. I award a certificate when you drop below the 200 lb threshold, by the way!
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Old 03-22-07, 05:22 AM   #7
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I award a certificate when you drop below the 200 lb threshold, by the way!
Tom, I will hold you to that! losing 20 lbs or 100 lbs, it's all hard to do! I am going to work my butt off to get to my goal.
Thanks for all the welcomes.

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Tom, I will hold you to that! losing 20 lbs or 100 lbs, it's all hard to do! I am going to work my butt off to get to my goal.
Thanks for all the welcomes.

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Just let me know when you do it. I also run a weight loss database here in Clyde's, with a monthly weigh in if you want.....

Also free!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post3292661
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New too...

Okay, here are the spec's...205 (down from 240), 5'9" 4 years clear after a cancer diagnosis. Bike riding is part of my regime (as well as diet change, Tai Chi ) I'm up to 2 miles a day running and the weather is turning spring like so on to the bike it is (I find stationary bikes pretty boring).

I like being a Clydesdale...thin riders laugh at my climbing speed, but stop laughng when I go downhill.
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Okay, here are the spec's...205 (down from 240), 5'9" 4 years clear after a cancer diagnosis. Bike riding is part of my regime (as well as diet change, Tai Chi ) I'm up to 2 miles a day running and the weather is turning spring like so on to the bike it is (I find stationary bikes pretty boring).

I like being a Clydesdale...thin riders laugh at my climbing speed, but stop laughng when I go downhill.
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Thank you...amd I just read your page and saw the video. All I an say is WOW. Congrats and I will be sure and see what I can do to help.
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Thank you...amd I just read your page and saw the video. All I an say is WOW. Congrats and I will be sure and see what I can do to help.
Why thank you very much!
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FujiRocker: welcome, and I'm around your height (okay, actually 1 inch shorter...) and I used to weigh 216 lbs. Bicycling is a great way to lose the weight When I started riding a bike again, I managed to drop to 205 lbs. (11 lbs.) in about 6 weeks of just constant riding. Yes, everyday, 7 days a week, for 6 weeks, and I rode at least 20 miles a day, sometimes more. I also changed my diet a little because for some odd reason (I'm assuming it's because my body was getting more fit and this affected my internal chemistry somehow...) junk food actually started tasting like junk!

Riding a bicycle long distances, once you have built up the stamina for them, is really easy when you don't look at it as exercise. You see, the way I managed to keep on top of those 20+ mile rides on a daily basis was to do this:

1. Figure out a place I want to visit (the beach, local parks, national forest parks, etc.).

2. Look at a map, and map out a bicycle-friendly route to said destination the night before the ride.

3. Keep in mind that the distance to the destination is actually half the riding distance you're going to do. In other words: the beach is about 10 miles from my house. The route is 10 miles, but a round-trip is 20 miles, since I have to pedal my bike back--I refuse to take the bus and I don't drive to a place to start my rides at.

I treat riding my bike to the destination like a sight-seeing tour. I figure out where I wanna go and what I wanna see, and just jump on the bike and ride there instead of taking the car and driving there! It doesn't feel like exercise that way, because you don't look at it like exercise, just a way of reaching your destination!

dixeyk: welcome to you too, man! I stand at your height, and I used to weigh in at what you weigh now (see the FujiRocker response above). Then my bike was destroyed and I don't have a way to exercise now, short of walking (not too bad), running , or going to the gym

Wish I could get on a bicycle again.
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Welcome Eddie I am new here also. Goodluck with the goals, you will meet them with no problems.


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[QUOTE=fat_bike_nut]FujiRocker: welcome, and I'm around your height (okay, actually 1 inch shorter...) and I used to weigh 216 lbs. Bicycling is a great way to lose the weight When I started riding a bike again, I managed to drop to 205 lbs. (11 lbs.) in about 6 weeks of just constant riding. Yes, everyday, 7 days a week, for 6 weeks, and I rode at least 20 miles a day, sometimes more. I also changed my diet a little because for some odd reason (I'm assuming it's because my body was getting more fit and this affected my internal chemistry somehow...) junk food actually started tasting like junk! QUOTE]

Thanks for the reply! My goal is to get back down to 180-185.
I quit smoking about 5 yrs ago, the I was 155. 8 months later I was 189lbs 4 months later I started smoking again I was able to mantain 194 for the next 3 yrs. 1 year ago, I quit once again and shot up to 215 pounds. This time the weight is coming off and I'm not even going to start smoking again.
I rode mountain bikes regularly when I was in the 155 lb range, after all the weight, it became harder to ride so, I quit.
Now, I am road riding and plan on putting in the miles
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