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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 01-11-08, 03:13 PM   #1
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I need some motivation.

Somebody kick me in the arse.

The Want is there, but the Will is a little lacking. I think it's the weather, been rainy/cold lately.

Hopefully tomorrow's 35-miler will jump-start the Will. Playing soccer again too, so that should help as well.
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Old 01-11-08, 03:22 PM   #2
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Well, for a small fee + travel expenses, I could come chase you with a cattle prod......

That's a great motivator!
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The hardest part of your ride is getting out of the driveway. After that, you'll love it.
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I was in the area at Thanksgiving for my mother's 70th birthday. You should have posted up then and I would have driven up and kicked your ass. :-).

Like others have said. Get out of the house/garage/yard and ride on.
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Somebody kick me in the arse.

The Want is there, but the Will is a little lacking. I think it's the weather, been rainy/cold lately.

Hopefully tomorrow's 35-miler will jump-start the Will. Playing soccer again too, so that should help as well.
I'd managed about 2 rides in 3 weeks prior to this week due to travel, rain, and a cold picked up during the travels. I was feeling mis - er - a - ble and just didn't want to ride.

This week I forced myself to go on an easy 15 mile ride Tuesday and a harder 20 mile ride yesterday. Now I'm feeling very energetic and looking forward to a longer 40 mile ride tomorrow.

Go for a ride. You'll feel better, promise.

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Somebody kick me in the arse.

The Want is there, but the Will is a little lacking. I think it's the weather, been rainy/cold lately.

Hopefully tomorrow's 35-miler will jump-start the Will. Playing soccer again too, so that should help as well.
Sometimes, finding a different route to ride can do wonders. I know I kind of get tired of riding the same routes over and over again.

You may be able to find some new ones here
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Do what I do:
Get up when your alarm goes off.
Do not brush your teeth.
Do not fix your hair.
Do not wash your face.
Take off all your clothes, stand on a scale, in front of a full length mirror.
Look at the number on the scale. Look at yourself in the mirror. Keep doing this until you decide to get on the bike.
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I actually got to use this in a team building presentation at work. Just remember you asked for it. It is a self motivator.

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