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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 08-07-07, 08:17 PM   #1
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Hello from another Clyde

I've been lurking here for awhile, made a few comments here and there, but thought I'd take the time for a proper intro. I found this forum researching a new bike purchase, and feel like I found a group of like minded people here in the Clyde/Athena crowd. I've lost 25+ lbs in about 2.5 months by changing my lifestyle, and reading your stories here has really been an encrougement. My goal is to get down to 210 or less (from 283).

I just bought my first road bike this past weekend, and am amazed at the difference it is compared to a MTB on the tarmac. I have ridden my MTB in about 4 years, so I'm really excited to get back into biking. My ultimate goal is to do Mt Mitchell in a couple of years, but right now I'm working on getting into better shape and improving my riding skills. Next year I plan on doing some of the organized rides in my area, but unfortunetly, alot of them are up in the Blue ridge Mtns. Guess I'll have to learn to like hills

Anyway, thanks to all the Clydes and Athenas for your encouragement to each other. I think this is a great place to hang out.

Joe in SC

BTW, if anybody rides here in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, let me know. I'd like to hook up with some fellow BF members to ride.

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Old 08-07-07, 08:18 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

Always great to meet a fellow Clyde!
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Guess I'll have to learn to like hills
Hills are good .

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Welcome aboard! We Floridians loathe hills. I will not be joining you anytime soon

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yea, I'm contridicted about hills. Love to ride in the mtns on my motorcycle, love to ride my bicycle in FL and I do not like the reverse Yet, As I get into better shape, I'm sure I will not mind hills too much.
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yea, I'm contridicted about hills. Love to ride in the mtns on my motorcycle, love to ride my bicycle in FL and I do not like the reverse Yet, As I get into better shape, I'm sure I will not mind hills too much.
Probably, my biggest issue, has been wind, it's been stupid windy here since June, I think we have had one day where it wasn't at least a 20km/h wind. Today it was 20km/h with gusts to 30km/h, figures I make my best speed of the day (30km/h) into the wind, on a small hill.....

One thing though, it was cooler today, still hit 23℃ with a Humidex of 28C, not as bad as last week though, when the temps hit 34℃ and the humidex was into the 40's.
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One thing though, it was cooler today, still hit 23℃ with a Humidex of 28C, not as bad as last week though, when the temps hit 34℃ and the humidex was into the 40's.
It was 104 F here today. I was looking to ride tonight, but I'll think I'll wait until the morning. It should only be in the mid 80's then
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What's a Mt. Mitchell?

+1 on riding in the AM, I was back at the house this morning before 8:00. It's pretty humid when it's already 80, you are riding along and your glasses, mirror and bike computer fog over... several times for minutes at a time.... It was cool here today compared to you though, only 102. But we are supposed to see 103 and 104 on Monday and Tuesday, so in case misery really does love company, you love me.

PS. I love SC, it's a really beautiful state with some great vistas, traditions and food. Welcome aboard.
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Yes, SC is great. Born here and plan to stay. Mt Mitchell is the highest peak East of the Miss River at over 6300" tall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_M...orth_Carolina)) There is a ride every year the ends at the peak. http://freewheelers.info/assault.html
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Push yourself on the hills early in the season and just get the suffering out of the way all in one shot. You'll hardly notice them after about a month or so.
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