Hello there everyone.
Well I definately qualify as a clydedale. More times over than you think. I am around 388 right now. Although I am in pretty good health being that I lift weights everyday. Being a former powerlifter.
I have ridden bikes for a number of years now.
I used to be a bike cop in the town I lived in about 6 years ago then I worked at a College as a bike cop as well. I got a job working with my father in Law and have been sitting at a desk for the past year and it has taken it's toll on me. I decided a couple of weeks ago to get out back on the road and me and my wife went and purchased bikes. Best decision I could have made.
I just recently had shoulder surgery and cannot lift weight until about May so maybe this is a blessing in disguise that I can only really ride my bike. I am looking forward to getting this weight back down. This time I would love to see it come off under 300 lbs.
To make a long story short. about 13 years ago. I weighed about what I weighed now. but with not near as much muscle and I was really bad out of shape. I was a patrol Deputy in Madison Ms. and I had to go through the Police Academy. I really embaressed myself and flunked out the first day and was sent home.
I had to turn in my car and go back to work in the jail. Well, at the time I did not have a vehicle and I went and purchased my first bike. A Diamond back MTB. I lived about 4 miles from the county Jail and started riding to work every day. I did this for over a year and got my weight back down. I did purchase a car LOL for dirt cheap and used it to go to the gym 20 miles from where I lived. Being a stronger and bigger guy the weights took over and I started competing again in Powerlifting.
However, I never forgot my roots in riding my bike. I am trying to find those roots again.
I did eventually go back to the academy and pass with flying colors in the academic and physical aspects of the training. I Actually trained hard enough and got down to 300 lbs for the academy and actually gained some weight while I was there. I am hoping that now I will get back my cycling roots and find my ideal weight. I am 35 years old about 6'2 and like I said 388 lbs right now.
Wish me luck.