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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 10-10-08, 08:48 PM   #1
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Oh if it were this easy...

My son and I went out to conquer Buffalo mountain this afternoon. This is my second time over it, and this time wasn't so bad. With an elevation of just over 2500 ft (1300 ft of climbing in 4 miles) it was going to be a feat for my boy. But after we made it to the top I had him pose for a "Victory" photo and then he had me pose for one.

Geez, just when you (me) think you've lost some weight and are starting to look better you see a photo in lycra. Well, I am down 70 lbs with about 60 left to go. After the initial shock I thought I'd "speed things up a tad" with photoshop. So after 5 mins of playing with the program I introduce you to........... FUTURE TIM!


As embarrassing as it is I'm including a photo of current Tim to see the difference.



I think I'm going to set "Future Tim" as a screen saver or something as motivation.

Has anyone else "photochopped" themselves into a future state?

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Old 10-10-08, 09:42 PM   #2
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Hmm, now I have another reason to learn Photoshop.
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Old 10-11-08, 12:37 AM   #3
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Good job man! Keep climbing that way and the FUTURE TIM is not as far into the future as you may think!
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Old 10-11-08, 07:48 AM   #4
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He may just be "Just around the corner" Tim.


But I'll say this much, There aint no way, NO WAY, anyone is ever going to get pics of me in lycra!!!!!
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He may just be "Just around the corner" Tim.


But I'll say this much, There aint no way, NO WAY, anyone is ever going to get pics of me in lycra!!!!!
Forever is a long time, BK62. I once thought as you do. In 2006, before I learned to ride a bike, I posted to alt.support.diet "Just say NO to fat guys in bike shorts." A few months later, the world saw this:



Someone bet me five dollars I wouldn't wear lycra to my gym. I wore the helmet and gloves as a joke. I won the bet.

BTW, anyone want to try to photoshop some weight off my photo? Since I've been obese since childhood, I've never seen myself thin. The closest I got was 242 last summer (photograph by Neil Fein):

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I'm aiming to get down to 220, which would do away with much of the midsection I've amassed over the years. I started at 262, and the past year I've bounced between 250 and 235. I'm currently at 242, but the picture below shows why even 262 didn't look like that much weight when hanging on my frame.
I'm the Sasquatch sized guy on the far right of the lineup in both pix. The cycling picture is from the 2008 Tour de Cure starting line. The other is from a backpacking trip I took with some of my normal human sized coworkers.

The last one isn't photoshopped, I swear... And I'm not standing on a snowbank or anything. I'm 6'6" and my friend is 5'4" on a good day.
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Well, it's not a great feat, but I spent a couple of mins in photoshop and came up with this.



Between the gym pic and the last one, you can tell you've really lost weight in the face. Keep up the good work!

Mr. Beanz thanks for the encouragement. As for your "rather be in VA" Next weekend I'm taking a group fo friends to VA to ride the VA Creeper Trail and enjoy all the changing leaves. You and Gina (correct?) want to join us?
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Well, it's not a great feat, but I spent a couple of mins in photoshop and came up with this.



Between the gym pic and the last one, you can tell you've really lost weight in the face. Keep up the good work!
I'm back up to the gym photo again.

Thanks for the photoshop job. The "after" image has to be after surgery, since some of those rolls were from the loose skin brought on by 150 pounds of weight loss.
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