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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    A Small(er) Victory!

    I started out with cycling clothes wearing 5X shorts from Aerotech. I am now in a XL set of bibs



    Man, it feels great!
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    Looking sharp!

    Wish I could look like that in bibs!

    I got some for xmas and they are nice but they are way to long! (I have really short legs) So I hope when my muscles get bigger they will move up more!
    "although i have no idea who or what a pcad is."

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    Excellent. I am almost in a 2x from a 5X.
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    Great job!!!
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    Xlarge? I can't get anything on under XX (shorts). Never could get comfy in bibs cause the straps seem so short at 6'1.

    How tall are you Tom? I thought you were like 6'4. X large?

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Xlarge? I can't get anything on under XX (shorts). Never could get comfy in bibs cause the straps seem so short at 6'1.

    How tall are you Tom? I thought you were like 6'4. X large?
    I seem to have gained a bit of height, went from 6'0" to 6'2.75". Better posture from the weight loss and core strengthening? I'm actually lighter than I've been since I was about 15 now

    Looks like you've got a bit more in the shoulders than I do.....I've been intentionally reducing muscle mass in the upper body. I want to drop below the 200 point to around 170-180, so I needed to.
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    Awesome!!! Great job

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    I went from XL back to L this year!

    But I was 15 lbs. short of making 200 and now I'm back up to 220-225.

    I'll have to get with the program and make a final push after I move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Xlarge? I can't get anything on under XX (shorts). Never could get comfy in bibs cause the straps seem so short at 6'1.
    I have this problem with my large bibs.

    But on the other hand, it does keep that pad nice and snug.

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    Amazing job, Tom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I seem to have gained a bit of height, went from 6'0" to 6'2.75". Better posture from the weight loss and core strengthening? I'm actually lighter than I've been since I was about 15 now

    Looks like you've got a bit more in the shoulders than I do.....I've been intentionally reducing muscle mass in the upper body. I want to drop below the 200 point to around 170-180, so I needed to.

    Wow, it is amazing what you have done. Lost all that weight and getting taller too!......I'm impressed!

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I really think it's just better posture. My back is straighter.....less slouching, better core strength.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Wow, it is amazing what you have done. Lost all that weight and getting taller too!......I'm impressed!
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    Great job !!! Lookin' good!

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    You going to make 180 this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I really think it's just better posture. My back is straighter.....less slouching, better core strength.
    Could be that shedding the weight allowed the discs to return to an un-compressed position, too.

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    You going to make 180 this year?
    I'm sure going to try!

    East Hill, as my belly weight dropped there came to be less of a sway back appearance to my spine. It could also be some decompression of the discs as well, I suppose.
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    Tom, those photos of you starting out riding with your Oxygen tank to where you are now are nothing short of inspirational. Congratulations on your whole life turnaround.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I'm sure going to try!
    If you do get down to that weight tell me that you will get a TT bike and seriously punish the skinny little guys. Or at least do some track racing or something with what will be a pretty ridiculous power/weight ratio.

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halthane View Post
    If you do get down to that weight tell me that you will get a TT bike and seriously punish the skinny little guys. Or at least do some track racing or something with what will be a pretty ridiculous power/weight ratio.
    Actually, my thing is long distance riding. I'll race ya coast to coast
    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Actually, my thing is long distance riding. I'll race ya coast to coast
    I know... but still

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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    This bike ought to work well for TT. As soon as I get the clipless on it next month

    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    This bike ought to work well for TT. As soon as I get the clipless on it next month
    You do look pretty aero, but I think you need some kind of fairing for your beard. Then you'd be cutting through the air like nobody's business.

    Congrats on the shrinkage. You look great. I really need to get some bibs soon. They look so comfy. I get tired of the tight waistband when I ride. Anyway, good luck getting down to 180. I'm trying to get below 220 this year, so we'll see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkyB View Post
    You do look pretty aero, but I think you need some kind of fairing for your beard. Then you'd be cutting through the air like nobody's business. .
    That's the ticket right there... beard fairings. Now why didn't I think of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halthane View Post
    That's the ticket right there... beard fairings. Now why didn't I think of that.
    They have been around for thousands of years, they are called razors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    They have been around for thousands of years, they are called razors!
    HERESY!!!!!


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