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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 10-18-08, 07:34 AM   #1
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That's 1000

Howdie all,

Has been several weeks since I've posted, but Mrs. Zoxe and I are still riding as much as the crummy fall weather will allow.

We started riding at the end of July and set out to hit 50mi/wk as a goal. This week we passed 1000 miles (500 each). I know some of you guys ride that much in a weekend but it's been a big deal for us. I've dropped not quite 20lbs and 1-2" off my waist.

Anyway, wanted to share the good news, and reinforce that anyone lurking here who's thinking about starting up ... just go ride. Doesn't matter how far or fast, just go.
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Old 10-18-08, 07:40 AM   #2
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Congrats, feels good to hit a milestone like that. Keep on rollin'
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Old 10-18-08, 08:57 AM   #3
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Howdie all,

Has been several weeks since I've posted, but Mrs. Zoxe and I are still riding as much as the crummy fall weather will allow.

We started riding at the end of July and set out to hit 50mi/wk as a goal. This week we passed 1000 miles (500 each). I know some of you guys ride that much in a weekend but it's been a big deal for us. I've dropped not quite 20lbs and 1-2" off my waist.

Anyway, wanted to share the good news, and reinforce that anyone lurking here who's thinking about starting up ... just go ride. Doesn't matter how far or fast, just go.

Wow, that's actually great mileage. In a year you will have about 2000 each, that's GREAT for new riders. I remeber having 600 for the year, then 2000, then 4,000, then 7,000. Now it's back to 4,000 and a normal life. My wife has done 3,000 for three consecutive years and still going strong!

Join bikejournaldotcom. It ranks you with thousands of other riders. But you get motivated by the other around you that are on about the same level. If your neighbor does 5, you know you gotta do 6 to pass him!
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Old 10-18-08, 10:03 AM   #4
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That's great news for you and Mrs. Zoxe!

Don't think too much about the weather -- layer your clothing, bring a hat and long fingered gloves, and enjoy whatever sunshine is outside! Cycling in the fall is loads of fun!!
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Old 10-18-08, 02:34 PM   #5
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Howdie all,

Has been several weeks since I've posted, but Mrs. Zoxe and I are still riding as much as the crummy fall weather will allow.

We started riding at the end of July and set out to hit 50mi/wk as a goal. This week we passed 1000 miles (500 each). I know some of you guys ride that much in a weekend but it's been a big deal for us. I've dropped not quite 20lbs and 1-2" off my waist.

Anyway, wanted to share the good news, and reinforce that anyone lurking here who's thinking about starting up ... just go ride. Doesn't matter how far or fast, just go.
Way to go, you realise now that next years goal is also 1,000 miles, but each!
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Old 10-19-08, 10:14 AM   #6
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We started riding at the end of July and set out to hit 50mi/wk as a goal. This week we passed 1000 miles (500 each).
Congratulations! - I passed 500 miles myself yesterday
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Old 10-19-08, 12:03 PM   #8
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I passed 1700 since June 1st of this year when I started recording my miles--I've put 398 on my new road bike in 3 weeks. got my first Century this coming Saturday, then plan on scaling back my riding for the season.
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