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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 03-25-07, 11:53 AM   #1
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This is too damn cool!

If my recollection is right - and I'm not 100% sure that it is, but I think it is - by the time I got my first pair of adult sized jeans back when I was in my early teens, I was wearing a size 36 waist.

Well, on Friday night, I was out on a 35 mile bike ride and found myself near the Mall of America, and decided to go for a bite to eat (well, it became a 35 mile ride after I added the 5 extra miles to the mall). However, as I was walking around in bike shorts, I decided to see if it was time for a new pair of jeans (the only interim clothing I've been buying while loosing weight is jeans). So, I tried them on, and I bought a pair of 34 Levi's 501s!

Damn, but that feels GOOD!!!!!!!!


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Old 03-25-07, 12:24 PM   #2
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awesome man the smallest I will and can ever get down to is a 38 no matter how much weight I loose I can't get past a 38 but I am also 6'4"
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Old 03-25-07, 12:52 PM   #3
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congrats gabriel!!!

treat yourself to a new belt too?
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Old 03-25-07, 01:06 PM   #4
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I am jealous but congrats!!
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Old 03-25-07, 02:56 PM   #5
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Congrats! I think I need to get another size down as well! I recently bought a pair of 40's and 2 weeks and they are baggy and hanging! Time for 38's!
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Old 03-25-07, 03:13 PM   #6
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congrats gabriel!!!

treat yourself to a new belt too?

Naw, my belt has holes the whole length, so it will last until I wear it out (usually about a year).

However, as it is 70 outside today, I'm going to get myself a pair of shorts or two!


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Old 03-25-07, 03:14 PM   #7
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Congrats, G!

I have been wearing 38's for 10 years now and I can just get back into the 36-inch Levi's I vainly boxed up when I had to go to 38. I've moved twice and kept the box in the hope that someday I would get back under 210 and be able to wear them again. I started riding a lot last year and, as God is my witness, I'll be wearing the 36's again by Memorial Day.

Hey Gabriel -- I signed up for that Iron Man Century out at Lakeville High School on April 29th (rain or shine or worse). If you're already doing a 35 mile ride, you should sign up too. Still 5 weeks to train for it. I should probably post something on mplsbikelove and see if we can get some of the people training for that MS150 on Fixies to join in.

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Old 03-25-07, 06:32 PM   #8
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"I have been wearing 38's for 10 years now and I can just get back into the 36-inch Levi's I vainly boxed up when I had to go to 38. I've moved twice and kept the box in the hope that someday I would get back under 210 and be able to wear them again."

I did that over about 6" of waist increase. I finally gave about 15 pair away. A couple months later, I finally started loosing weight. Murphys Law! If you have them, you probably won't need them.
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Measure the waist of the pants and see if you're still feeling good. I'm a newspaper columnist, and I did a piece on that recently. Women's clothes have had "vanity sizing" for years, so women can say, "Oh, I'm still in a size 4" when they're actually an 8 or whatever (sounds stupid, but there are studies showing it really boosts sales). I measured a bunch of size 38 pants in the store, and they varied from 38 1/2 to almost 40.
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I did that over about 6" of waist increase. I finally gave about 15 pair away. A couple months later, I finally started loosing weight. Murphys Law! If you have them, you probably won't need them.
No way! They're vintage now!
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