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 02-22-09, 07:53 PM   #76
BearsysRevenge
Senior Member
 
BearsysRevenge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lose 75lbs
Ride 750 miles(prefer more) by 12/31
Complete the Tour de Cure(at least the 25 Mile ride) and Ride for Roswell(at least the 30 mile ride)
Join a gym and STICK WITH IT
Eat better
Drop 5 pants sizes
BearsysRevenge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-09, 12:04 PM   #77
chewybrian 
"Florida Man"
 
chewybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Florida
Bikes: '66 Raleigh Superbe, 80 Nishiki Maxima, 07 Gary Fisher Utopia, 09 Surly LHT
Posts: 1,559
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
...My goal for the year is to complete the "Super Randoneur" series: 200k, 300, 400, and 600k. My first run is one week away--200k on 1/10. After several centuries last year, I feel good about 200k. The rest, who knows? But I'll give it a good try.
Mission accomplished!
__________________
Campione Del Mondo Immaginario
chewybrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-09, 12:10 PM   #78
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 10,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I lost 28 lbs this year, I'll lose 28 lbs next year .

I rode about 2000 miles this year, I'll ride 3000 miles next year .

I would also like to do about 4 century rides next summer .

One of my goals is no new bike gear next year, I overspent this year .

Michael
I'm on track. I've completed 20% of my goal. If it would stop snowing, I might ride even more .
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-09, 12:47 PM   #79
davin1023
Senior Member
 
davin1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've not posted my long term goal for this year yet, but it is to lose 75 lbs. So far I've lost 16.4, so I'm slowly on my way.

My reward for making it is going to be a knew bike for next spring. So expect a "Which Bike" thread from me early next year.
davin1023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-09, 03:02 PM   #80
Griffin2020
On the road to health.
 
Griffin2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, TX
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Cervelo RS is in process.
Posts: 603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had not found this forum (in fact, I did not have a rideable bike) at Jan 1.

Here are my long term goals for the year:
1)Lose at least 150 pounds. I am currently about 1/3 of the way there.
2)Ride at least 3000. If I commute the majority of the time, that is easily done. My round trip is 19.2 miles.
3) Complete at least the 45 mile LiveStrong Challenge course. I may want to do the 65 mile route.
4) Upgrade to either full carbon or Ti and train to race next year. Better late than never.
Griffin2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-09, 03:33 PM   #81
theetruscan
Senior Member
 
theetruscan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Four peaks:

http://www.deathride.com

I'd like to lose weight, gain strength and endurance and all that, but really it's all about 4 peaks.
theetruscan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-09, 07:51 PM   #82
TechKnowGN
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: 2009 Fuji Newest 1.0, 2011 Trek 3900 Disc MTB
Posts: 1,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
Ok, having been the one to start this thread, I wanted to make sure my goals were what I wanted them to be.

So here they are:
- Minimum of 1 race per month after January. Whether it's walking, running, or triathlon, it gives me a short term goal to work towards. The first 4 are as follows:
2/15/2009 Last Chance for Boston Half-Marathon
3/8/2009 Arnold Classic 5k Racewalk
4/18/2009 Miami Student Foundation Triathlon
5/2/2009 Capital City Half-Marathon
- Increase my speed per mile:
- walking: down to 12:00/Mi
- Running: "just do it" - My fiancee (1 mile without stopping)
- Riding: sustain 15 MPH for 1 hour mimum
- Swimming - 400 meters under 12 minutes
- Distance
- Walking: Complete a marathon
- Running: Complete a 5k
- Riding: Complete a Century
- Swimming - 800 meters without stopping
- Weight
- Lose 79 pounds by 7/19/09

I think that gives me enough serious goals for the year. I need to break the weight one down, but it will basically be small goals of roughly 10 lbs a month. That's easily doable.
The goals poll gave me the idea to want to update this, So here's the update:

event goals:
Last Chance for Boston 13.1 - Completed.
Arnold Racewalk 5k - Not Completed. Weekend in Atlantic City instead, but I'll do a different 5k this year.
Miami Student Triathlon - Completed.
Capital City 13.1 - Not Completed. Substituted Coffman YMCA Triathlon in it's place because I couldn't afford both.

speed goals:
Walk 12:00/Mi - Haven't worked on this one much, as walking is the easiest part of a tri, so it's been my least trained. I will get on this this month.
Running - Well, I've sprinted the last 50 to 100 yards of both Tri's, but that's all I've done so far. Don't want to ruin my knees running til I get down some more weight.
Riding - I am closing in on averaging 15 MPH. I was in the 14 range for a good bit of the flat part of this weekends Tri.

Distance goals: none met yet

Weight goal: I'm not going to have 79 lbs off by mid-July, but my goal right now is to be under 300 by 7/19, and then lose 20 more by 9/19. I'm a faily svelte guy at 280 LOL.
TechKnowGN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-09, 08:16 PM   #83
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 10,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I lost 28 lbs this year, I'll lose 28 lbs next year .

I rode about 2000 miles this year, I'll ride 3000 miles next year .

I would also like to do about 4 century rides next summer .

One of my goals is no new bike gear next year, I overspent this year .

Michael
I've lost 10 lbs so far
I've rode about 900 miles YTD
No Century rides yet
(almost) no new bike gear
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv 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 11:58 PM.