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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 06-29-08, 03:19 PM   #1
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Clyde ride, longest in 15 years.

It's finally Sunday. After a business trip that kept me off the bike for a week, I grabbed the girl and took her for a spin.

I took the Cook County "North Branch" http://www.fpdcc.com/tier3.php?conte...8&file=map_68e bike path from its origin in Chicago for about 11 miles to Northfield. I then took nice suburban streets to a family members home in northwestern Northbrook. About a 17 mile one-way trip.

After a visit, I headed back to Chicago. I averaged about 17 mph, my new 700x28 Gatorskins have added about 3 mph over the treaded hybred tires the bike came with. I'll save those for snow.

After a little rain, the bike needs a bath; but me first.

Michael

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Old 06-29-08, 03:41 PM   #2
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17MPH over 17 miles is a great run, especially after 15 years!
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17MPH over 17 miles is a great run, especially after 15 years!
17 miles one way! The 2 hour break helped. A good day!

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