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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 07-05-08, 07:43 PM   #26
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I'm 67. Many pounds and many years ago, I did a lot of racing. I intend to get rid of that weight and see how close I can come to my performances of the 1970s and 1980s. In my head, I can still do it. Reality may be another matter.
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IIn my head, I can still do it. Reality may be another matter.
Yea, I have the same problem!

I am 6 weeks away from being 54. I am just getting back into biking, after a few year absence, in the hopes of getting into better shape and loosing a few pounds (weigh 243).
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I'm a 50 year old Athena.
5'2 and a bit (the bit is important when you're 5'2" )
205 and losing, although rather more slowly than I would like but still headed the right way.
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I'm a 50 year old Athena.
5'2 and a bit (the bit is important when you're 5'2" )
205 and losing, although rather more slowly than I would like but still headed the right way.
But your smile makes you much taller!

I like your blog. It's a good reference for someone else that WAS in your shoes, being tentative about "taking the plunge".

How about an update?
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I am 'only' 42 but this thread has made me very happy. Very inspirational!
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My oldest son is older than you are!
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It is very inspirational. I turned 42 today.
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Wow, I was beginning to think I've been getting into the biking game a bit too late. I'm 23 and most of the people biking in my area are in their late teens or early 20's. It's so inspirational to see older folks still hammering away at their pedals. It gives me hope that one day I will be 60 and still mashing away at my bike. Thanks guys (and gals)!
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Wow, I was beginning to think I've been getting into the biking game a bit too late. I'm 23 and most of the people biking in my area are in their late teens or early 20's. It's so inspirational to see older folks still hammering away at their pedals. It gives me hope that one day I will be 60 and still mashing away at my bike. Thanks guys (and gals)!
Tomorrow I am leading a ride:

Sally - 72 yo, does triathlons, came in 2nd in her age group in the Bolder Boulder run 2 years ago.

Jack - 66 yo, rides 85 miles a day at times, does centuries

Randy - mid 60's, recent double knee replacement, will ride 20 miles with us tomorrow

Kathy, his wife, same age, rides 20 miles with us

Me, 68.7 yo, who rides 45-50 miles - Jack and I ride together a lot. I also swim, weight lift, etc. Right now I am riding 125-150 miles per week. I didn't even start riding until I was 58. I have about 35,000 miles so far. I did the "Ride the Rockies" on a mtn bike 4 months after I started riding.

Check out the 50+ forum. We are pikers compared to folks such as Zonatandem, who with his wife rides tandem 100's of thousand of miles, in their mid 70's, and Will Dehne who recently rode across the entire country in 27 riding days (one day of rest made it 28) and others.

Hey, life just gets better.

What about your dads, grandparents, etc. Are they into exercise, health kind of stuff?

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I decided this last year that I was no longer going to consciously try to lose weight. I will eat correctly, exercise correctly, and if the weight comes off, fine. If not, fine. I do weigh myself periodically just to be sure that I am not ballooning, but so far, I have lost about 10 pounds that way, and I am TIRED of counting this and that, and keeping track, etc.
I'll be 60 later this year. I'm 5'10" and probably about 210 lbs. I find it interesting that I also focus on eating well and exercising and only weigh myself when I go to the doctor. I eat a lot of whole grains, vegetables and only fish or chicken. I drink water, tea and coffee. I look at it this way: there is an intersection where the number of calories you can consume happily crosses the amount of exercise you can sustain indefinitely - that is your weight. I am always looking for way to do a bit better with both, and while I am gradually losing weight I am never sick, pretty much pain-free, heal fast, and can do anything I want to physically. I actually feel very fortunate.
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Wow, I cannot believe how active you older folks are! Truly an inspiration.

My Grandparents on my dad's side have passed away long ago (heart conditions run rampant on his side of the family). My dad just passed 61 this past May, he is about 240lbs and 5'9". He eats like a pig and is practically a chain smoker (pack a day smoker). I am actually surprised he has lived up to now, however I am eternally grateful as he is an incredibly supportive father (put me and my twin brother through college).

My grandparents on my mom's side are both still alive. My grandpa is fast approaching 78 and my grandma is 69 years old. My grandpa is in really good shape 170lbs at 5'10", he eats really healthy and likes to go on long walks after sundown. My grandma on the other hand is in terrible shape, her health is really fragile. She's approximately 230lbs at 5'4", she eats like a vacuum cleaner and sits on the couch all day watching TV. My mom is 52 years old and is somewhat fit at 140lbs and 5'7". She likes to go on walks with my grandpa (her father), but otherwise she sits on the couch watching TV with my grandma (her mom).

I a stand at 6'1" tipping the scales at 242lbs. I used to play varsity water polo back in high school and was incredibly fit (165lbs was my season weight at the same height with 8% body fat). I used to eat like a vacuum cleaner and never gained an ounce due to my high metabolism. However when I left for college I began taking on 16+ units a quarter, peaking at 24 units for several quarters in a row. I had literally no time to exercise or do anything healthy, and my biggest mistake was not changing my eating habits. I ballooned from 170 to 265lbs within 2 years of school. It was then I changed my ways and began eating smarter, however I could still not find time to hit the gym or exercise. I gradually declined to 252 which I was up until 3 weeks ago. I dropped from 252 to 242 in 3 weeks by simply incorporating a bike into my routines.

My goal by the end of the year is to melt off 22 more lbs of weight to bring me down to 220. Then by summer of next year i'd like to be under 200 as I have to attend my twin brother's wedding.

Wow, sorry for the long post.
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It hurts too much to mash when you're 60!
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Sally - 72 yo, does triathlons, came in 2nd in her age group in the Bolder Boulder run 2 years ago.


What about your dads, grandparents, etc. Are they into exercise, health kind of stuff?
There's a way to "fix" that, Sally

My parents were too busy working their butts off to get into exercise!
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I like your blog. It's a good reference for someone else that WAS in your shoes, being tentative about "taking the plunge".

How about an update?

Thanks Bill

Working on it... Must try harder!
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I'm 51 years old & 238 lbs.

I enjoy outdoor recreation, I alpine ski in the winter. I began a 40 mile round trip commute this summer to help me with weight loss and to improve my overall fitness.

My commute: My new commute

Skiing at Alta & Snowbird, UT: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...=mineral+basin

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Great thread, Dnvr.
I lurk here occasionally, may hang for a while as I don't anticipate dropping
below 200 anytime soon.
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