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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 03-30-08, 03:52 PM   #1
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I did It, Can I Stay a Clyde Pleaseeeee

Today at my weekly weighin I dropped below 91KG & 200 LBs , My starting weight was 102 KG / 225 LBs & 23 weeks later I have lost 26 LBs

I started in October when I brought my first road bike and have consistently lost a pound or two per week
since then, My goal was always 90KG but now may have to revise that lower to what ? Not real sure

I rode my first Metric century a few weeks ago and now want to do a imperial century sometime over the summer so that is my next goal,
Also achieved things I thought I would never do ie learning to ride clipless
(Yes I have fallen) & climbing hills I thought I could never climb

Here are some pictures

The scales, Today




Miss 3 and I at Yosemite National Park earlier this week



My Graph from Sportstrack



So Can I stay a Clyde member please Sir Tom:
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Old 03-30-08, 04:01 PM   #2
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Awesome, congratulations. I had just about the same change as you recently and it feels great, doesn't it? I can't really tell from the picture if this applies to you but I found a "loophole" in that people over 6 feet tall are also considered Clydes. Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-30-08, 04:06 PM   #3
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Cool and very well done. You're probably a lot more energetic so can take Miss 3 out some more!
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Clyde is a state of mind. Please stay.
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Congratulations!

I'd say, sure, stay a clyde. The last thing we need is anyone trying to bulk up so they can be in the forum!
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Great Job and keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Stay and help the rest of us and we will continue to support you!
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Old 03-30-08, 05:11 PM   #7
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Today at my weekly weighin I dropped below 91KG & 200 LBs , My starting weight was 102 KG / 225 LBs & 23 weeks later I have lost 26 LBs

I started in October when I brought my first road bike and have consistently lost a pound or two per week
since then, My goal was always 90KG but now may have to revise that lower to what ? Not real sure

I rode my first Metric century a few weeks ago and now want to do a imperial century sometime over the summer so that is my next goal,
Also achieved things I thought I would never do ie learning to ride clipless
(Yes I have fallen) & climbing hills I thought I could never climb

Here are some pictures

The scales, Today




Miss 3 and I at Yosemite National Park earlier this week



My Graph from Sportstrack



So Can I stay a Clyde member please Sir Tom:
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Old 03-30-08, 05:45 PM   #8
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I love stories like this
Good job.
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How can you call yourself, "Bigtruck" at that weight?

Good job, I'm just jealous
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Old 03-30-08, 08:21 PM   #10
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Great graph Bigtruck, were you doing anything else to lose the weight so consistently?
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Old 03-30-08, 10:51 PM   #11
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Great graph Bigtruck, were you doing anything else to lose the weight so consistently?
Not really to much else , I guess i cut out the odd desert here and there, Tried to drink more water regularly But in all honesty just a whole lot of really enjoyable miles

Thanks for all the other comments
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Hey Tom, can I get an award too, I have stayed under 200 for over 3 weeks now!

Great job, bigtruck. Keep it up brother!
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Way to go!!!!! I am working on it also I started at 355 and as of this morning 205. I have not been under 200 since I was 14 or 15. (I am 48) Biking is getting alot easier also! up to a little over 100 miles a week riding 5 days or so. But I will be a Clyde till I die! Don't think I even like thin people. You know here in the US you are less likely to be killed in a volient crime if you are a Clyde....So there!!!!!!LOL

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How can you call yourself, "Bigtruck" at that weight?

Good job, I'm just jealous
Maybe if he drives one?

Congrats!
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Well done Bigtruck, tdbmd and Brandon!!!!
I vote that you stay. You can help motivate the rest of us yet to achieve that.

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Thanks Tom!!! Looks great. I am going to print it out for my fridge, as a reminder!
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Congratulations !!!!

And it is likely to be much better to be an Ex-Clyde than an ex-parrot ( see Monty Pythons ).
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Wow! Sorry I missed this. Congratulations and welcome to the club! Don't it feel great!!!
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Old 04-02-08, 09:07 PM   #21
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Nice work! Yeah, stick around!
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Yep, there are several of us Has-been clydes that still hang around.
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