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    v1k1ng1001:

    I have pretty much the EXACT same proportions... 6'3", 215-220, and I don't find my size in Big and Tall either. Once I've found a brand that works in a line that works for cycling clothes, I just stick to that.

    I end up going to whichever bike shop has the specific thing I'm looking for, there are plenty of them, some good some bad. I do get most stuff over this series of tubes here, once I know what I want at least, and have bought from clearance whenever possible either on the internet or in brick and mortar.

    If you have an option besides a place where people are ******y, go there. Otherwise, you guys are pretty much stuck with each other.
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    Updated w/ a gear photo

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    Fuish,
    Where in Ohio are you?? If you are near Findlay or Toledo I have a few suggestions.

    FIndlay,

    "GT wheels", does not stock a lot of clothes, but tell the owner that Aaron sent you and he will order whatever you need.
    "The Bike Shop" same deal, nice people, Roger is one of us.

    Toledo.
    "The Bike Route" Not much gear but nice people.

    All these are smaller shops that don't cater to the 10% of cyclists that look like cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
    Fuish,
    Where in Ohio are you?? If you are near Findlay or Toledo I have a few suggestions.

    FIndlay,

    "GT wheels", does not stock a lot of clothes, but tell the owner that Aaron sent you and he will order whatever you need.
    "The Bike Shop" same deal, nice people, Roger is one of us.

    Toledo.
    "The Bike Route" Not much gear but nice people.

    All these are smaller shops that don't cater to the 10% of cyclists that look like cyclists.

    I live in Columbus, well, not IN just outside of, and we have lots of shops around, Toledo is a little far for driving *gas and all*, and I'm not in good enough shape to ride YET, but thanks for the suggestions!

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    What a QT....better go post a pix in ladies of FOO
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    What a QT....better go post a pix in ladies of FOO
    What's ladies of FOO?

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    It's a thread in the Foo Subforum

    Per Eye Candy Addiction: Ladies of Foo Thread

    or we could get this tread going again.

    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=343716

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    Hehe, I don't think my husband would appreciate me luring in clydes for rides. XD

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    hmm, I was in Columbus last week, I think the best place I found was a small shop on north high st called North side cycles, or something like that.

    Bike Source is one to avoid, thats a roadie shop.

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    One of my favorite shopping experiences was when I went into the Hot Topic at the local mall. I'm standing there and notice one of the guys has a shirt on that says "You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same." And I look around and every person in that store including employees is 20 or under with tattoos, piercings, freaky hair, etc- it's like a uniform they're all wearing! And I'm 45ish at the time, overweight, bearded, and I'm thinking "Just who's different here anyway!"

    By the way, was back in the Richardson bike shop today, they were busier and only had one guy ask if I needed anything- so that can vary from time to time.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    ^^^ I laugh at that situation because they're essentially buying the revolution from their parents who own stock in the company.

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    Do we have to keep refering to ourselves as "fat people". I like to think I'm just to short for my weight, or the old classic "big boned". Anyone else have any good analagies?

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    I am overweight and don't mind the fat context as that is what I am. My wife uses "Short for her weight" all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwoodab View Post
    Do we have to keep refering to ourselves as "fat people". I like to think I'm just to short for my weight, or the old classic "big boned". Anyone else have any good analagies?
    "Clyde" and "Athena".

    I think whoever came up with the Clydesdales name should be honoured for that. It's the perfect way to describe big, athletic, graceful people.

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    I refer to my self as Fat Ba***rd (from the Austin Powers movie) when around friends. I think is funny to see peoples reaction to a fat guy calling it how it is. Of course I'm sure if you ask a shrink they will tell you I only do that so I take the power away from others that might want to call me that. Laugh at your self so others can't laugh at you sort of thing. What ever you want to call it I don't have a problem with it.

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    I know I'm fat, I don't like using "alternative words" to pretend like I'm not. Hefty, chubby, fluffy, use what you like, I'm fat, and I'm out to change it.
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    I'm not overweight, I'm just undertall.

    Somebody else got my legs. There's some frail wisp walking around out there on 36" legs that should have left the hospital with these 32's.

    I weighed 210 when I turned 16, two or three dozen years later I weigh 215.

    Now go watch the Super Bowl and see a couple of dozen superstars that haven't complied with the BMI *ever*.

    Stay active, eat healthy, and let your weight take care of itself.
    Youth we got, what we need is a fountain of Smart!

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    Yep, and at my peak weight, I should have been 11'6" tall!
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    Do we have to keep refering to ourselves as "fat people". I like to think I'm just to short for my weight, or the old classic "big boned". Anyone else have any good analagies?
    http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/ba...contented.html

    A Gentleman of City fame
    Now claims your kind attention;
    West India broking was his game,
    His name I shall not mention;
    No one of finely pointed sense
    Would violate a confidence,
    And shall I go
    And do it? No.
    His name I shall not mention.



    He had a trusty wife and true,
    And very cosy quarters,
    A manager, a boy or two,
    Six clerks, and seven porters.
    A broker must be doing well
    (As any lunatic can tell)
    Who can employ
    An active boy,
    Six clerks, and seven porters.

    His knocker advertised no dun,
    No losses made him sulky,
    He had one sorrow - only one -
    He was extremely bulky.
    A man must be, I beg to state,
    Exceptionally fortunate
    Who owns his chief
    And only grief
    Is being very bulky.

    "This load," he'd say, "I cannot bear,
    I'm nineteen stone or twenty!
    Henceforward I'll go in for air
    And exercise in plenty."
    Most people think that, should it come,
    They can reduce a bulging tum
    To measures fair
    By taking air
    And exercise in plenty.

    In every weather, every day,
    Dry, muddy, wet, or gritty,
    He took to dancing all the way
    From Brompton to the City.
    You do not often get the chance
    Of seeing sugar-brokers dance
    From their abode
    In Fulham Road
    Through Brompton to the City.

    He braved the gay and guileless laugh
    Of children with their nusses,
    The loud uneducated chaff
    Of clerks on omnibuses.
    Against all minor things that rack
    A nicely balanced mind, I'll back
    The noisy chaff
    And ill-bred laugh
    Of clerks on omnibuses.

    His friends, who heard his money *****,
    And saw the house he rented,
    And knew his wife, could never think
    What made him discontented.
    It never struck their simple minds
    That fads are of eccentric kinds,
    Nor would they own
    That fat alone
    Could make one discontented.



    "Your riches know no kind of pause,
    Your trade is fast advancing,
    You dance - but not for joy, because
    You weep as you are dancing.
    To dance implies that man is glad,
    To weep implies that man is sad.
    But here are you
    Who do the two -
    You weep as you are dancing!

    His mania soon got noised about
    And into all the papers -
    His size increased beyond a doubt
    For all his reckless capers:
    It may seem singular to you,
    But all his friends admit it true--
    The more he found
    His figure round,
    The more he cut his capers.

    His bulk increased - no matter that -
    He tried the more to toss it -
    He never spoke of it as "fat"
    But "adipose deposit."
    Upon my word, it seems to me
    Unpardonable vanity
    (And worse than that)
    To call your fat
    An "adipose deposit."
    At length his brawny knees gave way,
    And on the carpet sinking,
    Upon his shapeless back he lay
    And kicked away like winking.
    Instead of seeing in his state
    The finger of unswerving Fate,
    He laboured still
    To work his will,
    And kicked away like winking.



    His friends, disgusted with him now
    Away in silence wended -
    I hardly like to tell you how
    This dreadful story ended.
    The shocking sequel to impart,
    I must employ the limner's art -
    If you would know,
    This sketch will show
    How his exertions ended.



    MORAL
    I hate to preach - I hate to prate -
    I'm no fanatic croaker,
    But learn contentment from the fate
    Of this West India broker.
    He'd everything a man of taste
    Could ever want, except a waist:
    And discontent
    His size anent,
    And bootless perseverance blind
    Completely wrecked the peace of mind
    Of this West India broker.

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    "I think whoever came up with the Clydesdales name should be honoured for that. It's the perfect way to describe big, athletic, graceful people."

    Hey, it works okay for the rest of us, too!
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    I resigned myself to the fact that I will always be a Clyde or a near Clyde due to my body's shape and that I am truly a Big Boned guy.

    This past November I thought I had a Heart "incident" and after the battery of tests to find out nothing, the most interesting thing was talking to the one Cardiologist after telling him one of the Nurses thought she heard a heart murmur. He explained to me that I have a true Barrel Chest and the murmur was actually an echo of my heartbeat. He then explained to me that the next test I would have would be the stress test with the Echo Cardiogram. He told me the Technologist would have a hard time with dialing the machine in and that he would have to make adjustments to make the picture look clear enough. And darn it, the Doctor right on the mark about that!

    My Bicycle that got me back on the streets and trails I nicknamed "Clyde" when I was building up the frame. That bicycle has taken me to some nice spots and I feel so good on that bike. We've had our ups and downs, or spills and our thrills together. This bike also led me back into a shop working Part-Time again. I try and be the voice of the Clyde's and Athena's and I think for the most part we do a good job at our shop. It does help that the owner is nearly the same physical size as I am, only about 30 lbs smaller than I am. I see how he rides, and how explosive he is on a bike and sometimes wish I had his power and strength. I know, I know... I'm working on it!

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