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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 12-20-08, 07:42 AM   #1
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Going to be a first time grandpa!!!!

As if I need extra incentive to get on my bike and ride my son informed me this week that he and his bride are going to have a baby. Getting healthier was one of my goals for riding, now I have additional goals.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:45 AM   #2
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Wow, congratulations i'm sure that will be an incredible experience.
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Congratulations!! Now get on that bike so you'll be around for your great grandchild.
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Old 12-20-08, 10:59 AM   #4
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Congratulations!

I will hopefully have a few more years before this comes up for me. My daughters are 17 and 19. When it does, I'll be sure that "bike rides with grandpa" are a regular thing.
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Old 12-20-08, 01:51 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I want to be the grandpa that takes the grandkids for bike rides. I will be 56 by then and hopefully reaching my goal first goal of 200 with a stretch goal of 190.
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Time to get one of those child trailers until they are old enough to ride their own.
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Congrats on your first grandchild! I bet you two will have loads of fun bike riding in the future!
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Would buying a bike for "it" for Christmas be too much?
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Congrats! I hope to be a few years down the road on grand kids as well, but I know it will ne cool!
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Old 12-21-08, 10:47 AM   #12
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gapwedge, you now get to spoil the grandkid and send him or her home when he/she gets old enough.

Welcome to Grampa's Revenge.
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Congratulations.

When my Grandson was just 3 weeks old, my daughter brought Him by the house and said. Watch him while I go shopping !
I watched him sleep for three hours.
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Old 12-21-08, 04:09 PM   #14
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Yes, there will be a tike bike ready and waiting. And spoil? Sooooo looking forward to that. First things first. I am more determined than ever to get myself in shape. I want to be around a long time and maybe be the one to buy my grandchild their first road bike.
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