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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 09-28-07, 12:38 PM   #1
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Wish me luck...

Going to try my first century tomorrow and have to drag my 100 kg over this course (around 13,000 ft of climbing)

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Old 09-28-07, 12:44 PM   #2
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Wow. Good luck. Eat all you can tonight.
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Old 09-28-07, 01:30 PM   #3
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WOW. Good luck.
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Old 09-28-07, 01:32 PM   #4
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Good luck on a successful ride.
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Old 09-28-07, 01:48 PM   #5
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Ouch, that looks painful. Having said that, it'll be interesting to hear about your experiences. I'm hoping to do a similar ride sometime next year, after I have built up some base miles.
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Old 09-28-07, 02:05 PM   #6
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Luck, and carb u[p before the ride, start out well hydrated and have a blast making yourself hurt so good!
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Old 09-28-07, 02:15 PM   #7
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Good luck! That's a lot more climbing on one ride than I've ever done! Go get 'em!
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Good luck. And remember, we want pics!
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Yo, Tony! Eat some pasta befo' you head out.
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Wow...that's quite a ride. Well out of my range. Good luck from a fellow king, king-tony.

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:speechless: You seriously rock. Wow.
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Old 09-30-07, 06:53 PM   #13
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Well, I survived. I rode very strongly until Unaka Mtn which is just brutal. I decided to take the 80 mile route rather than the full 107 at the third rest stop. I felt ok, but at that point, I was simply ready to get it over with and apparently 90% of the field felt the same way. Overall, I felt very good and used the Hammer Nutrition fueling plan: no breakfast, I used my first hammer gel 5 minutes before the start and then made sure that I consumed Hammer Gel, Perpetuem, and Heed in 15 minute increments throughout the ride. As best I can tell, I probably took in 1050 calories during the ride.
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Distance 78.2 miles
Ride time 4:36
Avg Speed 17.0 mph
Rest Time 13 minutes 14 seconds (about 5 minutes was spent waiting on a train to pass)
Fluids consumed 104 oz.
Avg HR 128
Max HR 167
Max Speed 56.4 mph
Ascent: 11946 ft
Start Temp: 44f
Finish Temp: 78f
Wind, light to start, gusting to 15mph by the finish
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WHOA, that's unreal! You are a beast... 17mph average.. .just.. wow.

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That is amazing. Congratulations to you. That is so far beyond my ability that I can scarce imagine it.
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Old 09-30-07, 08:51 PM   #16
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Crazy! I just did 50 in the flats and I was tired. Sure there was plenty of wind but not 13k of climbing! Make good use of the rest stops and you should be fine.

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I have take a shower to clean the wimp off. Wow.
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Wow! great ride. Looks like I need to give the trainer a good workout. I have some work to do!

Most impressive!
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Holy mountain goats, dude! That's awesome. I'm training my way up to doing some ultra-hilly ultra-distance rides, and I'm always happy to see another role model in the Clyde forum.

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Max Speed 56.4 mph Do you need a special saddle to accommodate your balls of steel?
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Holy mountain goats, dude! That's awesome. I'm training my way up to doing some ultra-hilly ultra-distance rides, and I'm always happy to see another role model in the Clyde forum.

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Max Speed 56.4 mph Do you need a special saddle to accommodate your balls of steel?
Honestly I don't even remember it. According to my GPS, it happened on the descent of the 3rd major climb and the road is pretty good with a couple of really long straights. One of the guys I rode with said he was in the 60's and I do not doubt it. I am not the most aggressive descender, but I was probably in oxygen deprivation at the summit and had no idea what I was doing anyway
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