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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 07-28-08, 08:01 AM   #1
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I guess I fit this category

but by like 5 lbs.... and I dont really have room to lose more than 10 lbs or so, then I'd barely be under the limit...... should I be posting here?
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Old 07-28-08, 10:05 AM   #2
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why not!
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All depends on whether you want to hang out with the friendly, supportive Clyde crowd or go take your chances with the Roadies.

I'm somewhere between 205-210 depending on the day. By the end of summer I'm shooting for under 200, but I'll still spend my time in here.
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Old 07-28-08, 02:41 PM   #4
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Most people who post to Clydesdales are trying to lose weight and get fit, or have done so successfully and are trying to sustain the practices that got them healthy. The exact poundage doesn't matter, really.
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Old 07-28-08, 03:03 PM   #5
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No! GTFO!



Only kidding.

Everybody over here is pretty nice.
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Old 07-28-08, 06:39 PM   #6
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This crowd is kinda small (in numbers, that's about all that is small about us). I like it because you get to know the members better. They are knowledgable and supportive. We tend to be new riders and working on weight-loss as mentioned above. Some race and do long rides. There is wealth of information. If you want a group that gets excited when you lose five pounds or complete your first five mile ride without stopping, then welcome. If you are more interested in interval training, gear ratios, and cutting grams on the weight of your bike, move along =)
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Old 07-29-08, 07:24 AM   #7
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Most people who post to Clydesdales are trying to lose weight and get fit, or have done so successfully and are trying to sustain the practices that got them healthy. The exact poundage doesn't matter, really.
I weigh about 205 right now. I am starting to bike to help lose some weight, as I can't really run anymore because of a gimp knee.... was around 195 when I ran regularly. I just want to get the jump on a new form of cardio before things get out of hand and I end up girthy like my pops
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Well, then, this is the place for you, no matter what the scale says.
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I'm not exactly an old hand here myself, having found the group about two months ago.

I can honestly say it's the most cordial group of like minded hobby/interest viturally sharing folks I've ever wandered across.

We do however, need pics of the bike.........
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Once a clyde, always a clyde (at heart)! I was down around 180 in highschool, 10+ hours of tennis per week really helped that, thats practices, I seemed to have had the uncanny ability to make my matches last 2 1/2-3 hours on average back then...Now I can barely hit a ball (ok thats a bit over-stated).

This is a friendly place to be. We dont care what you ride, from full out carbon fiber campagnolo grouped road racer down to your $50 department store special, as long as your out there riding safely and responsibly, and living a healthier lifestyle Welcome to the herd!
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Old 07-31-08, 02:17 PM   #11
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I'm not exactly an old hand here myself, having found the group about two months ago.

I can honestly say it's the most cordial group of like minded hobby/interest viturally sharing folks I've ever wandered across.

We do however, need pics of the bike.........
I have no pics of the bike

its a relatively el cheapo giant boulder though
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I have no pics of the bike

its a relatively el cheapo giant boulder though
It's an LBS bike and it's pretty solid from my experience (shop I worked at about 8 years ago sold them). I'd bought my first "real" bike from the same shop a few years earlier a 1991 Giant Iguana. It's too small for me now but I still have it in my basement gotta bite the bullet and pass it along somehow...
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I am really not talkative enough to be considered a 'regular' here but I find this forum to be a great source of motivation and it has great camaraderie.
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Old 08-04-08, 07:23 AM   #14
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It's an LBS bike and it's pretty solid from my experience (shop I worked at about 8 years ago sold them). I'd bought my first "real" bike from the same shop a few years earlier a 1991 Giant Iguana. It's too small for me now but I still have it in my basement gotta bite the bullet and pass it along somehow...
what is "LBS"?
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LBS = Large Box Store. It can also mean local bike shop. You have to guess from the context which is correct.
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I have no pics of the bike

its a relatively el cheapo giant boulder though
Can't be no cheaper or worste than my Super Sexy GT Nomad! Only $350 OTD. And she is almost stock except for bar ends, rack, and bag.

Also, please don't rub it in you are BARELY a Clyde! Piss me off you know! LOL

Jerry, and welcome!

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Old 08-04-08, 09:56 AM   #17
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Can't be no cheaper or worste than my Super Sexy GT Nomad! Only $350 OTD. And she is almost stock except for bar ends, rack, and bag.

Also, please don't rub it in you are BARELY a Clyde! Piss me off you know! LOL

Jerry, and welcome!
my bike was cheaper I think..... $300 I believe. its been working well so far though
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Don't despair. The Raleigh Passage 3.0 I was wanting was under $300. Don't have to spend alot on a good bike. Nor, IMHO, should you. You"ll want to get another one, sexier maybe, when you become addicted to it!

I'm saving up for a Surly LHT. My GT will be used for in town duties then, or made into an Xtracycle.

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Don't despair. The Raleigh Passage 3.0 I was wanting was under $300. Don't have to spend alot on a good bike. Nor, IMHO, should you. You"ll want to get another one, sexier maybe, when you become addicted to it!

I'm saving up for a Surly LHT. My GT will be used for in town duties then, or made into an Xtracycle.

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I'm just a poor recent college grad anyways..... I'm not making serious loot with my job, and all I need is something where the wheels dont fall off and it moves when I pedal

however I still have not managed to test it out on any unpaved trails, maybe I'd have different thoughts then. right now I've been limited to a paved bike path
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Are you car free or light? I'm using my car for my 50 mile round trip to work only. I do have to use it to take the kids out to their grandparents now and then, but I'm saving at least $100 a month on gas. That means my bike will have paid for itself in the end of October. After that, its free riding, except for upkeep and tubes. And I'm stll saving $100 a month!

Now, I plan on giving up the gym membership for another $45 a month savings. I have a local park that has enough beams and equipment for my to do pushups, dips, and pullups. I have a few dumbbells for shoulder and arm work.

When its a little cooler, my bike will take my to Wally World for food runs twice a week, saving even more! Its crazy! I ride more, I lose weight and stress, I feel better, and I save money! Damn near better than sex.

No need to get it dirty. Hybrids and Comfort bikes have a bad rap in "certain" forums, but I like mine. THe only reason I'm looking at a roadie is because its so addicting! I feel most folks use a bike as a status symbol, the same way a cool car or clothes supposely make the man. Europeans, on the other hand don't. Bikes are for transportation, a tool not a symbol.

BTW, live lite! I could live pretty good when it was just me.

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Old 08-04-08, 12:21 PM   #21
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I still use my car to commute...... its too far, something like 30 miles one way. I just ride the bike for cardio after I work out at the gym..... not gonna give that gym membership up either
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Buncha kissy kissy going on here! What a bunch of cupcakes! Big cuppcakes!
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I still use my car to commute...... its too far, something like 30 miles one way. I just ride the bike for cardio after I work out at the gym..... not gonna give that gym membership up either
There are a couple of solutions for that, you could:

1) Move closer to work
2) Get a job closer to home.

In the majority of 6,000 years of human history, the idea of living a 60 mile round trip from your job, would have left folks looking at you funny. It's only been in the last 40 years or so, when cheap oil powered motorized vehicles and high speed highways has made it easy enough to be possible.
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well to make everyone feel better about their "inexpensive bikes." I purposely built a bike for under $100. Peugot fixed gear conversion. And jerry, your basket it a LOT nicer than the one on my bike. Mine is a milk crate held on with wire and zip ties (like i said, had to keep it under $100) haha
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