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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 05-08-08, 03:01 PM   #1
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Things are looking up, finally

So this year I've been working out, first at home, then a local gym. Riding when the weather allows, but it's been kind of ugly for a while, and I had an issue with my saddle too. There's this stitching that goes down the sides, which, if you're heavy, ain't a good thing. Anyways, got pneumonia mid-march, lungs are just about clean, took a few weeks off from the gym but got going again. Ordered a Brooks B-17, and today, the saddle came, and the scale in the bedroom dropped below 270 for the first time in a long while. I had plateaued for the longest time, partly because of being sick, and I knew it, but still, it's nice to see the weight moving down again. Weather should be getting good soon, and tomorrow I'll try out the saddle. Nice day for a change.
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Old 05-08-08, 03:03 PM   #2
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Looking good!

Once you get that brooks adjusted in right, you will likely love it.
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Ordered a Brooks B-17, and today, the saddle came, and the scale in the bedroom dropped below 270 for the first time in a long while.
The stars must be aligned

For second day in a row my scale reported decrease as well, firmly below 280 mark. ( I'm 6'4").

And, a Brooks saddle was delivered as well a B17 Imperial, order a couple weeks ago. Already applied the cream, allowed to dry, polished and then install to my hybrid. Took for adjustment ride, about 5 miles this afternoon instead of lunch break, then ate at my desk reviewing email. Planning a long trek this evening with Mrs.

Good Luck and hang in there, the sun comes up every day, somewheres
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