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    Rouleur gattm99's Avatar
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    Why I want to loose weight




    This was yesterdays ride, me and three others set out. Keeping the pace low and not trying to kill eachother on the hills I had no problems until I got to Williams Hill Tower, the second spike on profile, which also happens to be the second highest spot in Illinois and I think the longest climb, doesn't mean much to someone from a mountainous state but around here its the best we can do.

    When we got to the second climb I easily kept up even though I noticed my HR was going through the roof, about a quarter mile from the top my legs felt like they lost all strength. I could barely turn my 30x27 gear and was doing about 3 mph. The others waited for me on top of the hill but I got several minutes behind on the next series of smaller spikes. After the long downhill back to the flats I felt better, but couldn't stop drinking, I finished off a water bottle and my camelbak and ended up riding the last 5 miles dry.

    During that part of the ride I swore I'd never do it again, but now I can't wait to try again, I just want to be about 20 pounds lighter before I do. A big goal for me is to do the 3 state 3 mountain tour next year and maybe ride the rockies or something in a couple of years.

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    Its Freakin HammerTime!!! C_Heath's Avatar
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    Just keep digging and stay focused on your weight and the rest will take care of itself. Ive lost 40 pounds and gained 15 back and it feels like I have gained it all bike when I hit a hill.

    Keep digging.
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    Do you have the Garmin Edge 305? I love the graph. That looks like some serious climbing. What is the steepest grade?
    I ride to lose weight - I lose weight to ride

    http://wrightideas.typepad.com/watch_dave_lose_it/

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