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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 04-26-07, 10:15 AM   #1
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Went for my first cycle yesterday..it went great!

Just a quick note saying how I went for my first cycle yesterday evening. The first of many I hope. It went great, started off like a rocket and was a bit banjoed after 20 minutes but I got the energy back and felt great when I got back. I did 40km in total in about 90 minutes. I plan to go out either Friday or Saturday so fingers crossed.
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Old 04-26-07, 10:26 AM   #2
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holy cow, 90 mins on your first ride! Excellent. I did 25 and thought I was going to pass out. Of course it was 95 degrees and 90% humidity so that might have something to do with it. Nice job.
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Old 04-26-07, 05:39 PM   #3
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My first ride after a 25 year hiatus lasted about 10 minutes. I went home and took a nap. My knees were sore for a week!

Excellent job. Let us know how you feel in the morning
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Old 04-27-07, 01:03 AM   #4
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I am on a racing bike so I was able to fly along especially on the way back with the wind on my back. I used to do alot of cycling about 15 years ago too. The legs are great. Bit wobbly after the ride and cramped up during the ride but now not a bother. I do alot of walking and went for a walk after. Best thing to do maybe. I hope I can keep it up, I have a nasty habit of not finishing things I start
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Old 04-30-07, 12:02 AM   #5
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Just go out every day, even if you feel like ****. I almost never regret going for a ride once I fall in the groove, even if I have a nasty hangover or something.
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Old 04-30-07, 05:34 AM   #6
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I went on my first read ride Saturday. It was great for the first 7 miles. I mailed it in for th last mile back to the car. I think keeping up with some old guy on his mountain bike did me in. He passed me and i stuck about 10 feet behind him for a couple of miles. After that I was toast.
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Old 04-30-07, 08:34 AM   #7
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25 Miles or 40km is a lot to ride even after riding for a while. All I Can say is you are already in good shape or you need to be carful doing that much to begin with.

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Old 05-01-07, 01:30 AM   #8
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I hear you blake, unfortunately I have not been out since. might try a handier ride next time. I might even go out on the mountian bike for comfort, just to get out. I feel great once I am out but it is the getting out that is the problem. I am doing alot of walking these days so I am not too put out. - ed
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