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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 01-04-09, 01:18 PM   #1
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Wife rode ten miles today!!

"YAAAAYY!!......YOU GO BABY!!



Of course I had to pull her away from church to do it, and it was the slowest ride I ever done, and almost went into an unrecoverable stall a few times, but she did it and she had a blast. I took my Centurian and she rode her Ross womans bike and we rode the local MUP which was ten miles out and back. It was the longest ride she'd ever been on and she loved it. There at the halfway point we stopped and took a break, enjoying the Florida folige (and a little bit of necking on the park bench like we did back in the 70's. )

The entire ride we had a great time together and it gave her a good workout too. She's already lost 45 lbs, mainly from walking and cross country hiking, but the cycling was fun and different for her (at this distance) and it was great. I figger we'll do this a few times, then I'll spring a 20 on her.

The 19th of this month we will be together 32 years and she's the only duck in my pond.



Oh yeah, forgot the stats: 1:14:35 RT / 7.8 mph avg. / 19.4 max

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Old 01-04-09, 01:24 PM   #2
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Good job for both of you! But, are you prepared for her to get a better bike then you
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Old 01-04-09, 01:28 PM   #3
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Far out! keep keeping it fun for her! (a little break during a ride never hurt anyone!)
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Old 01-04-09, 02:22 PM   #4
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What a great story! Once your Wife gets comfortable she will really appreciate the ground you can cover and the sites you can see riding versus hiking or running and she'll get stronger.
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Old 01-04-09, 06:43 PM   #5
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There at the halfway point we stopped and took a break, enjoying the Florida folige (and a little bit of necking on the park bench like we did back in the 70's. )

I figger we'll do this a few times, then I'll spring a 20 on her.

Now this thru me for a loop! I was about to say, "Dude, you must not be that good cause Gina only charges me 5!:




Great job, won't be long b'fore she kickin' your arse!
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Old 01-04-09, 07:08 PM   #6
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Good for her! And you.

My wife got home from the gym jsut before I was about to take a ride. She decided she wanted to go along. Cool. We did a nice and easy 4.3 miles around the 'hood. She was plumb give out! Going to the gym and then doing a ride will do that.

We took a break during the ride too. In front of someone's home. No necking involved.
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Old 01-04-09, 08:31 PM   #7
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That's way cool.

What size Ironman do we need to be keeping an eye out for? Might as well get a jump on the upgrade requirement
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Congrates to your wife.
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