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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 08-13-07, 07:33 AM   #1
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New to BF wanted to say Hello

As the title said I new to this forum and at 5'10'' 235lbs I think the "clydesdale/Athenas" is where I belong. After 25 years sitting on the couch I decided enough was enough and joined the local YMCA, this was last Feb. and since then I have started to get back in shape (of some sort). I have dropped from 290 to the present 235. To make a long story short I was in a kick boxing class that got canceled and the only class that I could take was a spinning class. I hated it to say the least, haven't been on a bike since I was a kid. I stuck it out as I hated being fat more than I hated being on the bike. That was months ago and I have to say I look forward to going to class now if fact I went out and bought a new road bike and find myself really enjoying myself. After finding and reading this forum I must say I am very encouraged and have signed up for a sprint tri on the 25th of this month! I've been training for the past six weeks pretty hard and not trying to set any records just trying to finish. I want to thank all of you for the great posts I have learned alot and hope to be able to contribute when I can.

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Old 08-13-07, 07:48 AM   #2
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Old 08-13-07, 10:55 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard Dan - What part of Central Ohio ? I'm off the westside of Columbus.

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Welcome Dan! Best of luck in the tri! Let us know how it goes!
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Old 08-13-07, 04:35 PM   #6
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55 lbs. in 6 months is great! With a bike, at least the scenery changes!
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Welcome Dan! Great work on that weight loss.
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Old 08-13-07, 06:07 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard Dan - What part of Central Ohio ? I'm off the westside of Columbus.

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Thanks for the welcome

Shog, I live in Marion, about 50 miles north of columbus.
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