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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 07-17-08, 10:03 PM   #1
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Good bike day - hit 2 goals

There was a hill I attempted 6 weeks ago and had to walk it halfway: climb is 500ft over 0.8 mile. Is this considered a steep hill? (felt like it).
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Yesterday, I made it all the way up in middle chainring, non-stop, standing on the pedals. Kept thinking "just to the next light pole" and kept passing them. Legs are totally sore today, and achilles tight... will need a day or two off to heal 'em. Also first consecutive day under 200lbs.
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Old 07-17-08, 10:47 PM   #2
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Way to go. Standing that much is hard work. Your legs must be getting very strong.
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Old 07-17-08, 11:02 PM   #3
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Nice work! Climbing gets easier the more you do it.
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Congrats on both! Hills are just weakness leaving the body, remember that. (Also can be applied to pain, rain, and pretty much anything else uncomfortable )
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12% grade over .8 mile-that would be steep for me! nice work!
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Old 07-18-08, 09:32 PM   #6
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Yeah, still sore today but rode 16 easier miles. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm thinking of hitting this hill every 3 days if my legs hold up...
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