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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 07-07-07, 02:37 PM   #1
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Finally rode 30 miles this morning!!!

Well guys this may not be a big deal to some of you but I'm very proud. I finally made it past the 30 mile barrier. I felt very good throughout the ride although I live at the top of a hilll and I still can not make it all the way up without getting off the bike and walking for a short stint.

30.3 miles in 2:40:56

and that included a short stop at Lewis Country Store to buy a gatorade.
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Old 07-07-07, 02:39 PM   #2
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Congrats! On the 4th I rode more than 20 miles for the first time... and reached my goal distance of 35 miles! The last 7 miles were killer, but I finished... so this morning I went for 25 miles, and it was a really good workout. Here's to 40! Gotta keep raising the bar!
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Old 07-07-07, 03:08 PM   #3
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Good on you both!
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Old 07-07-07, 03:14 PM   #4
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Excellent. I still remember the days that I hit miles stone distances or times. I also mark them down on my spreadsheet. Keep up the great work, you'll be riding 100 soon.
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Great job buddy!

I did my first 30 miler this week also. Keep ridin!
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Great job!
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Nice work on the new milestones!

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Congratulations!!! That is HUGE.
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Old 07-07-07, 06:48 PM   #9
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Well guys this may not be a big deal to some of you but I'm very proud.
It is a big deal. The more clydes out there, the better for all of us. And personally I enjoy reading the success stories here.

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I finally made it past the 30 mile barrier. I felt very good throughout the ride although I live at the top of a hilll and I still can not make it all the way up without getting off the bike and walking for a short stint.

30.3 miles in 2:40:56

and that included a short stop at Lewis Country Store to buy a gatorade.
Congratulations on the great result and great ride. Not only are you faster than me, I'd buy a heck of a lot more than Gatorade. :-(
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My weekend rides are 30 miles, too! Next milestone I'm shooting for is 50.
Keep up the awesome work. (Yeah, like any of us think riding our bikes is "work".)
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GRATZ!!

I remember how stoked I was the first time I did 30 too. That was the big magic number for me.
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