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Old 06-19-07, 05:33 PM   #26
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Sounds like FUN!I love it up along the Superior shoreline!
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Old 06-19-07, 05:35 PM   #27
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I am never riding with Tom. He attracts wild animals.
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Old 06-19-07, 05:43 PM   #28
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I am never riding with Tom. He attracts wild animals.
Only the once, and I dealt with them!
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Old 06-19-07, 08:40 PM   #29
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I think he meant crazylady.
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Old 06-19-07, 08:45 PM   #31
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This season's goals
1. Buy a new bike at the end of the season if I keep up with it
- When I got to 70 miles a week, i bought one early
2. Ride a century
- This Saturday will be my first shot
3. Ride 1,000 miles
- I am surprised about this one, as of tonight I am at 790 miles with a century coming up on Saturday.

4. Actually be active this summer
- I am also playing tennis and volleyball once a week. I am surprised about this one as well. I crave excersize now.

5. Get to the 200-205 pnd range
- I am at 225 down from 245, but I seem to hit huge platues every 10 pounds. I will be floored if I hit this goal. I am currently lighter than I have been since 1999.
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Old 06-19-07, 09:01 PM   #32
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This summer,
Ride a Century.
Get to 210 ish, now at 225-228.
By next summer.
T.O.S.R.V.
Get and STAY below 200.
Try touring.
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Old 06-19-07, 09:10 PM   #33
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I want to break 240. I've decided to reward myself with either a kayak or a new bike when I reach this goal. 250 has been a wall for me for too long.
I want to make 40 miles easy enough for me that I can ride in the Austin Livestrong Challenge 40 mile ride this October.
I want to finally master lifting my rear wheel.
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Old 06-19-07, 09:34 PM   #34
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I'm 3 weeks into a 3 month base training program. I've never done so many easy flat rides in my life. The summer goal is to get in better aerobic shape so I can finish 4 more centuries this year with relative ease.

By the end of August, I'd like to lose 15 more pounds to bring the total loss to 80 pounds and bring me down under 15% body fat.

I'm have a TOUGH time on the weight loss goal. I'm getting the munchies all the time these days. I gained a pound back last week (first time in 6 months I had an up week). I'm still riding a good amount, but augh, can't stop eating.... must break out of it.

Back to the food log for me!
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1. Ride to work at least 2 days a week (~26-28 miles roundtrip)
2. Get down to about 215lbs...maybe 210. (from 230)
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Old 06-20-07, 06:20 AM   #36
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I'm not all that unhappy at my current weight of 250 +/-. If I lost a few more pounds, that would be OK, but it's not a specific goal.
I wanted to ride a metric. Did that last Saturday.
I want to ride an Imperial Century. I'm signed up for the Queen City Century June 30.
I want to meet my annual milage goal of 2500. Since I'm at 1400 for the year now, I think that one is in sight too. That one may need revising to 3000 or so.
I want to be able to post that I love it every day.
I may want to try mountain biking. Still not sure about that one.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:29 AM   #37
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1. Get down to between 170-175lbs (at 181 right now, well I was before I ate that muffin from starbucks this morning).
2. Upgrade to cat4 so I can play with my friends.
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Old 06-20-07, 07:39 AM   #38
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I've been riding for about 4-5 weeks now, having been off of bikes for 12 years or so. My goal this summer is to build my base fitness level and ride my first century. The Seacoast Century in NH is held in September, and I'm pretty confident I should be able to manage that one.

My weight-related goals are fairly modest, to lose about a pound per week. 238 lbs. as of this morning. It's been working great so far (down from 243).

I've also just started experimenting with commuting to work by bike (12 mi each way). Doing it 1 day per week now as weather permits. I'd like to do more but as the weather gets hotter my lack of shower facilities at work is probably going to pose a problem.

And of course, my goal is to have fun on my bike and not let riding turn into a chore or burden. I'm doing this for fun and it's amazing that this kind of fun has so many healthy side-effects!

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Better flies than buzzards.
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Old 06-20-07, 02:30 PM   #40
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Better flies than buzzards.
Or wolves!
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Old 06-20-07, 06:25 PM   #41
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Here are my goals for summer 2007

1. Get 5 friends (or soon to be friends) to ride with me(all clydes) and start the "Phat Boyz Bicycle club
(got 2 so far)
2. Ride the Tri-county Trail Ride 8/19/2007 (and complete the 75 mile ride portion)

3. Ride in the Tour de Donut in Greenville on 9/8/2007 (anybody ran this in the past let me know never done anything like this before any help would be appreciated)

4. lose 100 lbs. started at 310 now at 295.

5. have fun and ride trails all over south central ohio.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:31 PM   #42
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where are you located at court?
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Old 06-20-07, 06:36 PM   #43
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Is that the place that is round on the outside and hi in the middle?



ok that was bad.
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Court,
Wish you were a little closer, I'm up near Findlay.
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I might have to drive down for one of your Clyde rides.
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Before Fall arrives, I want to...

1. Be commuting to work 3 times a week.

2. Do a half century.

3. Do a metric century.

4. Lose 20-25 more pounds.

5. Continue to ride with a mindset that makes it fun for me.
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Old 06-20-07, 08:17 PM   #49
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My this year goal is simple, to do at least one century ride, since I am in Canada, that would be a metric . I would like to also drop about 20lbs (goodbye Clyde status ).

My longer term goal is to do some bike camping, minimal equipment, it's one benefit of the bike, it forces you to minimize what you can take with you. I like to get away from it all, of course my SO can come along, but she would need to travel the same way, we could split the gear between bikes. She doesn't bike right now, but that problem can be fixed

Personally I can't see the point of these guys who haul a 53' "camping" trailer with a big truck, that's not getting away from it all, that's taking it all with you. Might as well stay at home, if all your going to do, is watch satellite TV and drink bear..... Some of them do exactly that, the trailer backs in, they get out, hook up the power and water, stick the tag on the site, go inside, and you don't see them, until they leave....
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