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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 09-29-07, 08:21 AM   #1
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Good morning everyone,

Good news! I weighed myself this morning and Im sub 200lbs for the first time in a long time.
I started riding in April and I was around 220lbs. This morning I was 199.
Another 5 pounds or so and Ill be where I need to be for someone 6'2".
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Old 09-29-07, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 09-29-07, 08:33 AM   #3
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You're still a Clyde, but an Emeritus! Congratz! Save and print this, it's well earned!
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Old 09-29-07, 04:01 PM   #4
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Now get on the bike and head on down to Carnegie's 501
at the Hotel Pere Marquette and have a big Steak to celebrate

Just don't roll out of there and head over to "Big Al's"

Again, Good for you.
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Old 09-29-07, 05:15 PM   #5
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Grab a burger or some fried chicken to celebrate your accomplishment! We'd love to have you back.
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Old 09-29-07, 05:45 PM   #6
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Congratulations on your achievement!!!
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Old 09-29-07, 06:34 PM   #7
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Yeah, it's pretty cool and congrats - I managed to do this about a year
ago and have stayed under 200 ever since.. Hard work but definetely
worth it.
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Old 09-30-07, 01:03 AM   #8
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WooHoo! Way to go! get out.
Just kidding with ya. Nice job on the Emeritus status. Congrats.
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Old 09-30-07, 02:39 AM   #9
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Been there and know how gratifying it is to reach that milestone!

Don't get discouraged if you get on the scale next time to find you are slightly above 200. I remember teetering at that mark for a time before finally clearing it.

Continue doing what you've been doing and you will find yourself moving further downward and that 200 mark will be ancient history.
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Old 09-30-07, 10:28 PM   #10
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Congrats Rich!!! Im having the hardest time breaking that barrier but Im very close. Hearing successes like yours keep help keep me motivated!
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Old 09-30-07, 11:22 PM   #11
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rich you in Peroia,Il ? I did the No Baloney Ride.... i almost died! lol was suppose to do 100 but a guy in our group started having mechanical we did the 54 miles and called it a day for safety..
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Well done Rich!! Congrats
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