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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 03-28-07, 11:13 PM   #1
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New Clyde and a new bike

Hey guys, I've been lurking for about a week now and I've finially decided to join. Went to the LBS today and got an 07 Giant Boulder SE. It's a beautiful bike but I haven't had a chance to ride. It was really late when I got home. I'm looking forward to losing some weight and getting into better shape.
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Old 03-28-07, 11:23 PM   #2
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Excellent and welcome aboard! Be sure to fill us in after the first ride!
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pictures of the new ride and the new clyde
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Old 03-29-07, 11:26 AM   #4
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what shape would you like to be ?
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i got into commuting on a giant boulder. have since moved to a road bike but the boulder is still doing great guns. decent basic bikes, well they were when I bought mine anyway. enjoy and yeah, pics, pics, pics.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I got home really late tonight so my first ride will end up being tomorrow. I'm 6'0 255lbs now. Built like a football player, but I'd like to drop down to about 230 or so. My brother in law has my digital so I'll get some pics this weekend.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I got home really late tonight so my first ride will end up being tomorrow. I'm 6'0 255lbs now. Built like a football player, but I'd like to drop down to about 230 or so. My brother in law has my digital so I'll get some pics this weekend.
you mean pics of the bike of course? Or, yeah, i guess if you would like, you can post the before (255 lbs) and after (230 lbs) pics but hopefully it will take more than a weekend to reach your goal.
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Well I got the chance to duck out of the house for a bit and take a ride. I only did a couple miles but I loved it. I forgot how much fun it is to ride a bike! Afterwards, I went to the LBS and picked up a saddle cover (you don't realize how big your butt is till you sit on a bike seat!). It's better now.
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Just for encouragement, I'm coming up on 50 pounds lost since October, and I really have only worked at it since about Christmas. I'm 6'4" and had crept up to about 275 when I had the usual Serious Talk with the doctor: "Not much sign of anything yet, but if you keep going the way you are..." etc.
Of course he was right--I'd gained more than 40 pounds in three years after a job change and some personal things. I started riding more regularly and knocked off most of the snacks, and I was at 232 Friday morning. It's come off pretty painlessly, but exercise is really the key for me--it's hard as hell to lose weight by diet alone. Get out and move around nearly every day even if it's only for half an hour, and you can do it. I'm aiming for 230 by Easter (riding a metric century the day before), then five pounds a month until I hit 210, which is what I weighed in high school 45 years ago.
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