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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 11-11-07, 05:45 AM   #1
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Make your next century a "Breeze."

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Old 11-11-07, 07:29 AM   #2
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How'd you like to ride that thing on a cold day?
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Complete with what looks like a reversed fork to keep from having to mount the prop too far away.

It would be one way to keep people from drafting you.
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Old 11-11-07, 03:04 PM   #5
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Make your next century a "Breeze."
That would definitely clear the path on the local MUP, would also prevent the idiot in the Escalade from getting too close.... If you did an Over-the-bars though, it would be the last time you did one
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Old 11-11-07, 03:11 PM   #6
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That would definitely clear the path on the local MUP, would also prevent the idiot in the Escalade from getting too close.... If you did an Over-the-bars though, it would be the last time you did one
Might be kind of cool with an ultra light weight wing assembly and a geared set up to increase prop rotation speed too
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I wouldn't want to go over the handlebars on that one.
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Old 11-11-07, 03:40 PM   #8
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Might be kind of cool with an ultra light weight wing assembly and a geared set up to increase prop rotation speed too
The way the price of oil is going, that may be the only way to fly in about 5 years.....
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Old 11-11-07, 04:29 PM   #10
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Suppose your top speed in still air is 15mph. That means with a 15 mph headwind, you can pedal for all you're worth and remain motionless.

Realistically, a couple of big squirrel-cage fans might work as well (ie, poorly), and be easier to gear up, less dangerous too.
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