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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 01-02-09, 07:32 AM   #1
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newbie athena

hello all,

I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm in upstate NY and want to get back into bicycling. I've not ridden for over a year, basically. I used to ride quite a bit and was in much better shape (and much happier) for it.

I just moved near a great bike path (currently covered in ice and snow and probably will be through the winter). Further out, there are great road rides. I plan on commuting to work (about 6 miles direct, more if I use the bike path) when the weather is better, and I am also wanting to do some bike touring this summer.

I've been lurking for a while, you all seem to be a great group with lots of expertise and great humor. This seems to be a safe place to ask some of my newbie-ish questions. I'll post later today on my 'wanting a new bike' question.

I look forward to becoming a more active member here.

Oh, I'm around 185, and want to ditch at least 30 lbs of that this year.

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Welcome to the group. You got it right, this is the best group of people in the cycling community. Good luck on your return to the sport!
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Oh, I'm around 185, and want to ditch at least 30 lbs of that this year.

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Yeah you should be able to do that (and more), especially once you start commuting those six miles. I lost about 45 lbs commuting seven miles each way (14 RT) over a span of a year without any diet changes. Of course I rode like I had a purpose, so that would make a difference too.


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Old 01-05-09, 05:10 AM   #22
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Hello and welcome.

BTW, I will assume it is pronounced 'FreeDebt' until corrected.

Well, I do happen to be debt free, but it's Fred-ette .

Thanks, all for the warm welcome!

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Old 01-05-09, 06:42 AM   #23
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I was thinking "Phred"ette was a take on the Fred thing.
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I sit corrected.
(I say sit instead of stand because..... well because I am sitting.)

It is nice to have a little more estrogen flowing around here. It smells much nicer.
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Old 01-12-09, 05:15 AM   #25
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I sit corrected.
(I say sit instead of stand because..... well because I am sitting.)

It is nice to have a little more estrogen flowing around here. It smells much nicer.

Not after a mid-summer long and hard ride!

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