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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 08-21-08, 08:06 PM   #1
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Ride 30 - Silver Comet with a newbie who smoked me!

Quick report - went out with my neighbor and a friend to the flat (2% grade) Silver Comet Trail. My neighbor does not ride distance. She is on a hybrid type bike and commutes a few miles at best. Rides all over town (I am too scared to ride in that much traffic!). Anyway tonight was her first "long" ride and she smoked me. I had to struggle to keep up!(She is 27 but jeesh she was awesome!)

26.27 miles, 1hour 43 min 34 seconds 15.15 mph avg
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Old 08-22-08, 12:42 AM   #2
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You would have smoked me!
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Old 08-22-08, 12:58 AM   #3
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thats pretty fast man.
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Old 08-22-08, 03:44 AM   #4
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Keep riding with her.
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Old 08-22-08, 11:00 AM   #5
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yeah, sounds like you need to improve your "engine" (you) .

Once you get in better shape you will be able to hold a 20mph average easily.

All it takes is to get on the bike and ride (oh and a nice road bike helps).

When I started out I could barely keep a 12mph average with my road bike on a some what hilly 25 miler, now I average 20 ish , but only because I trained and trained (etc...) .

keep on the bike and HTFU

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