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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 03-29-08, 02:56 PM   #1
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First Metric Century!

Just got back from the "Spring Fever" ride in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where I did my first-ever Metric Century. And yes, my legs are tired. And no, I didn't win the race. (It's actually a race, but that only matters for the fast people in front, otherwise, it's just a ride). 66 miles, about 4:50 total time. (Edit: Checked the speedometer just now, it shows 4:30 ride time, 14.7 mph average speed). With all the cookies and stuff at the rest stops, I'm not sure if I lost weight or gained it in the process. The course wasn't too hilly, but had some long barely-sloping areas coupled with winds that were enough to slow me down on a good bit of the course.

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Old 03-29-08, 03:31 PM   #2
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Great job! That's a nice average speed.
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Old 03-29-08, 07:11 PM   #3
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Good job! Congratulations!
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Old 03-29-08, 07:17 PM   #4
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Very nicely done. Congratulations.
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Old 03-29-08, 07:45 PM   #6
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Wonderful! I can't wait 'til my first metric

Is that a Workman cycle?
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"Is that a Workman cycle?"- Yes indeed, the straight frame Industrial Cruiser.
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On a Worksman to boot! NicE!
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Based on the width that those tires look and the average speed, consider me impressed. Good job!
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Old 03-29-08, 08:44 PM   #10
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A single speed, I really hope the course was really flat, or all down hill.

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Wow, outstanding! I feel like a total wuss now!
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Old 03-29-08, 10:32 PM   #13
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Jeeze, got you on a lightweight road bike and you'll be doing double imperial centuries

I am truly impressed!
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Old 03-29-08, 10:41 PM   #14
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Great job. And on such a heavy bike too. I'm looking forward to trying my first metric in the summer.
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Old 03-30-08, 12:22 PM   #17
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Well done StephenH. Now I feel like a wussy-boy for wimping out and doing the 41mi route on my carbon fiber Fuji Team Issue, regardless of the flat I had 9mi in! I do recognize the bike, but I don't remember exactly where I saw, it, be at the start, one of the rest stops, or at the end, or a number of those. Think I managed to give myself a cold yesterday as I've had a sore throat and other symptoms since the end of the ride yesterday. None the less I just got back from getting some of those miles I cut short yesterday.
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