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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 08-26-07, 03:27 PM   #1
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first double century!!!

i did it. actually it was the first any century. rode the seattle to portland thing. two days, 102 miles per day more or less. believe me fellow riders, this was a personal best. it is not the hardest ride in the world, but i passed a lot of people walking their 'rides'. next year in one day. average per day this time was about 14mph, took about 7.5 hours per day. the sponsors had rest and food stops about every 25-30 miles, so if one chose to stop at every one you could spend all day on this thing. anyway, i want to tell all you beginning clydes that one year ago i weighed 270+ and bought my first bike. a giant carbon. i now weigh 239 and the butt doesn't hurt (much) anymore. feet burn sometimes tho. every pound you lose makes the riding that much easier. when you feel like you can't go anymore, reach down inside and go just a little farther. you will do it. i am 64 years old and in better shape than most of the lads who work for me. if you need any encouragement email me and i will do my best to keep you going.

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Old 08-26-07, 03:49 PM   #2
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Great job! And thanks for the inspiring words
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Old 08-26-07, 04:55 PM   #3
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Absolutely incredible. I can't fathom a single century at this point, let alone 2
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Old 08-26-07, 05:06 PM   #4
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Amazing!!!! Great job!
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Old 08-26-07, 05:15 PM   #5
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Outstanding accomplishment! I remember my first and it was spectacular in feeling.
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Old 08-26-07, 05:38 PM   #6
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Cole, you are truly amazing. Congrats on such a great accomplishment.

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Old 08-26-07, 05:40 PM   #7
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nice. way to go!
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Old 08-26-07, 06:57 PM   #8
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Good job with the back to back centuries. Double century is 200 miles in one day. Threw me for a loop there!
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Great Job!!!!!
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Wow, nice job.
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Congratulations I hope to be in 1/2 as good physical condition at your age
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Sweet! 200 miles in 2 days is a great accomplishment by any means.
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Old 08-26-07, 11:19 PM   #13
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Way to go Cole. First century so you thought you might as well do another the next day, eh?

Congrats and keep it up!
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Old 08-27-07, 05:35 AM   #14
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Well done. After my first century all I wanted to do the next day was "have a bex and a lie down" which is Australian for "calm down and take it easy".
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Outstanding!!
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thank you all for the kind words. helps a whole lot. yes, it wasn't a double century, my mistake. but next year it will be!! have another century in october.

thanks again, fellow riders....
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