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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, 07:55 PM   #1
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Note to self:

The pizza is now gone and this is the last can of diet pepsi, its time to go back on your diet / exercise routine. Surgery was almost 3 weeks ago and your vacation was 4 weeks ago its been a month since you did any exercise and your body is now starting to gain weight again.

Tomorrow is Monday start of a new week you return to physical therapy Tuesday inside the fully loaded gym that you have full access to. Get off your fat ***** and start doing something do not let the 4 months of cycling go to complete waste and gain back the 60 lbs you lost.

Sorry I feel like crap and am a little down on myself for falling off the wagon I posted this so I can see it all week do me a favor and just bump it up with some encouragement or derogatory comments just so I can jump start myself again tomorrow and go all week. I hopefully just got my motivation left by watching the Diva battle royal /wink on WWE Summerslam hahahaha. I am happily married but hot women (including my wife) motivate me to look better

If I lose 30 more lbs during the winter my $$$ limit for a new bike will be $2,000 !!!! if I lose less then 10 its $500 10-29 $1000.

If I gain weight my wife gets to sell my harley for 12,000 where is the fairness in that! but its motivation
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Old 08-26-07, 08:14 PM   #2
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Sell the Harley and put the time you would have spent on that saddle into bike riding instead. The pounds will come off and you'll feel better. In addition, the people at the bike shop will be much better motivation than the ones at the typical biker bar.

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Old 08-26-07, 10:00 PM   #3
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Ok Shubox, I had surgery June 29, was given full activity approval on 15 days ago and have ridden 260 miles since then. I have had no appreciable miles or seat time since late June, my butt and legs are killing me right now and I am dragging myself out each night to try to ride at least 20 miles. Although I did take tonight off. Now get up, put down the Pizza and get your butt on your bike and ride, ride, ride.

Just remember to have fun and don't over do it like I did. First week back I over did it and strained my lower back.
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Dibs on the Harley

j/k... just hop in the saddle and feel the fresh morning air and you'll start loving biking again.
I just finished repairing my old steely, so this coming week I'm going to try to commute to downtown Chicago on my bike.

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Get off the computer and go ride your bike!
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Good Morning, Shubox! It's Monday morning! Have a GOOD* day.
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Get off the couch and ride, says the yoyo on his fourth big trip down the scale. Inertia gets harder to overcome as mass increases, so get moving now!

And good luck, dude!
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How many miles today?
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Jebus man the Harley is on the line, get back on the bicycle! Besides, you need to be looking your best for Sturgis.
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okay going out in 1 hour ....
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Well, did you go out or do I need to drop up to Chicago with a Cattleprod?
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I just got back 7 miles 36 mins it was just a little jaunt I was starting to get winded and light headed after about 3 miles so I took it easy the whole way.

Shoulder felt ok only I pretty much rode with one had the vibes from the handle bars were playing havoc with the pain in my shoulder.
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Did you have some food before you went out on your ride? I can't function normally on my bike if I haven't loaded up on energy before the ride. Toast with peanut butter and banana normally does the trick for me.
If I don't eat I drop way to fast in my energy level.
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"....the vibes from the handle bars were playing havoc with the pain in my shoulder."

Do the michael jackson thing and wear a glove. Maybe a tad thicker though!
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Yesterday is gone and today is here, so get on your bike and ride!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep it up or I am taking the hog.
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Good Morning, Shubox! It's Tuesday morning! Have a good day!
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Yesterday is gone and today is here, so get on your bike and ride!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep it up or I am taking the hog.
Hehehe thanks you made me get off the couch

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3789484

not bad but not my best either heart rate was WAY high on this easy jaunt =/

Scummer I ate before this ride and it helped alot more you were right and the glove took away a little shoulder pain also.
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Whole grain products before the ride release energy on a slow rate and keep you energized during your ride. After the ride have some banana for the potassium.

Eating is important so you don't bonk.

Good job on your bike riding
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Whole grain products before the ride release energy on a slow rate and keep you energized during your ride. After the ride have some banana for the potassium.

Eating is important so you don't bonk.

Good job on your bike riding
Gotta keep in shape so I can keep up with you on next years rides hehe
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I gotta get a lighter bike to keep up with ya, scummer......either that or tie a rope to your bike!
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Ahhh nothing like waking up at 3 am and not being able to fall asleep. So at 5 I got ready for a bike ride

left about 5:30

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3796521 normal trip nothing special but look at the view of the sunrise ...


This is over Lake Michigan

This is over Wolf Lake
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Very nice.

I love early morning rides. I also do weird things like jog at 3:00 am though, so what do I know?

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Shubox, Good Morning! Those photos are stunning!!!! Good riding!
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Nice pics, dude. It's beautiful to ride during sunrise.
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