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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 08-04-07, 09:45 PM   #1
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Well I could have made it.....

But my bike quit on me. 3 Complete blowouts no more tubes left I made it 62 miles my new longest ride and I felt GREAT. I had them endorphins going Tom!!! I know what your talking about.

The Bike Illinois people are great, they only had one 26" tube after my spare blew so it was game over for me. I rode in the Sag to pick up a couple other guys that were having problems. Made it to the end and we had to wait about 2 hours for a Recumbent trike guy who got "lost/sightseeing/eating/drinking in a pub" some people waited 4 1/2 hours. Its not the rides fault the directors tried to call him he wasnt answering his phone sent the sweeper out no one can find him. Sent the sag out and finally found him about 2 miles off course by accident. In all it was a blast and cant wait for another ride, I want a road bike though I was the only one with a mtn bike. Here is the link to the ride where the cadence and heart stops is where it ended for me I gave it to my brother to finish mapping. I also forgot to press start for the first 3 miles.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...Value=3553855#

Once again a big thanks to all of you on this forum you inspired me to do this!!!

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Old 08-04-07, 09:48 PM   #2
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oh ya first blow out I think was a broken spoke I mean I had a broken spoke thats what may have done it, 2nd and 3rd I think were from a "small blemish under the lip of the rim where the bead sits" its what may have caused the first though too.

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That is a pretty cool website/program. What do you need to buy (GPS/HR monitor) to use it?
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ya its the Garmin edge 305 and motion based is free when you buy it
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Old 08-05-07, 06:24 AM   #5
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Sounds like you had some fun! Sorry to hear about the blowouts though!
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Oh... you were the dude with the mangled rear tire after reststop 4? You were chatting on the phone talking about that you needed to stop because there was no more ways to fix your tire. I actually stopped right by you. Sorry you couldn't finish the whole distance.

I guess next time we need to make sure we can identify each other better

Here is my ride report btw.. it got crazy after rest stop 5.

Tri-State-Tour ride report with some crazy driver trying to attack us

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Blowouts or just flats? I imagine "POW" with an immediate flat and ripped tire/tube when I hear blowout. I've been suffering a spate of flats lately, and I'm hoping that Velox tape will cure it. All my leaks have been where the tube contacted the edge of the stock spoke strip.

Sounds like it was a fun trip even with all the drama.

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Complete and Utter BANK and 1 foot rip in the tube 3 times
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That is a pretty cool website/program. What do you need to buy (GPS/HR monitor) to use it?
Motion Based uses Garmin typically, but I think you can use other product to link up
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