Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-20-08, 10:01 PM   #1
dbikingman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
dbikingman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Bikes: mountain bike, road bike
Posts: 1,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Book recommendation

I read a book today titled "Heft on Wheels" by Mike Magnuson. I stumpled across it at the library and from the minute I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I read it from cover to cover this afternoon. The story is similar to many here. His weight gets to around 265 and he eventually gets to 175. He a pack a day smoker or more and an alcoholic. I found this story encouraging like many of the others here. I don't often recommend books, but if you can find this at the library it is worth the read for the most part. Might be book worth reading this winter while you are stuck on the trainer
dbikingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 02:09 AM   #2
dahoss2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bossier City, La
Bikes: 70's Motobecane, 89 Centurion Ironman
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbikingman View Post
I read a book today titled "Heft on Wheels" by Mike Magnuson. I stumpled across it at the library and from the minute I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I read it from cover to cover this afternoon. The story is similar to many here. His weight gets to around 265 and he eventually gets to 175. He a pack a day smoker or more and an alcoholic. I found this story encouraging like many of the others here. I don't often recommend books, but if you can find this at the library it is worth the read for the most part. Might be book worth reading this winter while you are stuck on the trainer
+1..........I think I read it in 2 sittings. Very hard to put down once you start reading.
dahoss2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 04:48 AM   #3
uncadan8
Dwindling Roadie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lansdale, PA
Bikes: Cannondale Caad8 R1000, '80's Cannondale (The Beast), Diamondback Topanga Hardtail MTB
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome book! Yeah, I think I read it in one sitting or something ridiculous like that.
uncadan8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 07:03 AM   #4
mhuntwork
Member
 
mhuntwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Bikes: 2008 FX 7.3
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you seen the review (professional not user) on Amazon or BN? F'ing brutal. I laughed out loud. Critics are hilarious.

Luckily, I put no stock in people with jobs that don't actually produce anything of value and want to read it anyway.
mhuntwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 07:23 AM   #5
atcfoody
Senior Member
 
atcfoody's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: In school again.
Bikes: Trek 7200fx, Surly LHT
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mike was one of the contributing reporters for Bicycling magazine (back when I had a subscription, about 3 years ago), and talked about his weight loss in there as well. I think I'll look that one up. Thanks for the info.

D
atcfoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 AM.