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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 01-03-08, 08:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-03-08, 08:28 PM   #2
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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!
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Excellent. I am almost in a 2x from a 5X.
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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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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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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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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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I really think it's just better posture. My back is straighter.....less slouching, better core strength.

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Great job !!! Lookin' good!
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You going to make 180 this year?
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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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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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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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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
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I know... but still
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This bike ought to work well for TT. As soon as I get the clipless on it next month

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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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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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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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