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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 01-09-09, 01:54 PM   #1
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Milestone ride: 50/50

Tomorrow I am hoping to complete what I call the 50/50 ride. As of this morning I have lost 50 pounds and tomorrow I plan on riding 50 miles. Most of my rides recently have been 40 miles, but I did 45 miles a few weeks ago.

50 should be fine if I don't push it too much. If anyone is interested, here is the route. And if there are any Clydes in Tucson that want to join me for some of it, that would rock. I'll be leaving around 10ish.

I'll post the report tomorrow with photos.
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Old 01-09-09, 02:02 PM   #2
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Great milestone!!!

Well done!!!
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Old 01-09-09, 03:00 PM   #3
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+1 Great accomplishment! Have fun on the ride!
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Good job. Good luck w/the ride.
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Lost 50#! Good job. I hope to be posting about that soon. Have a great ride.
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congrats nice job.
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Wow! 50 LBS!
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I made it! 51.4 miles. I'll post some photos after I do my husbandly duty and go grocery shopping.
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Excellent!! Now, you'll have to try a metric-century (63-miles) because, if you can go shopping after, it obviously wasn't too difficult
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Congrats & well done!
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Excellent!! Now, you'll have to try a metric-century (63-miles) because, if you can go shopping after, it obviously wasn't too difficult
You know it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think I could have gone father for sure. I did try to pace myself though. There were a few hours between the finish of the ride and grocery shopping though .

Anyhow... here are the photos.


This was a few miles in to the ride.

They have been doing some work at the train intersections and when I pulled up to the tracks there was a train stopped on the tracks. A worker told me there was going to be a 45-minutes wait before the track would be cleared. How to you block a track for 45 minutes? Anyhow I had to take a detour which likely accounts for the extra 1.4 miles. I went through downtown and ran into the cool door. Taking pictures of doors is kind of a thing in the Southwest.



This is the biggest "hill" on the ride. I don't know what the grade is, but it isn't too bad. I am pretty weak at climbing.


Here I am finishing the ride.


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Here are the stats: Miles: 51.40, Time: 03:26:23, Avg. pace: 04:00, Avg speed: 14.9, Max speed: 35.8, Calories (inflated garmin): 4444, Avg HR: 155, Max HR: 179, Ascent: 1399.

Next up is a Metric Century.
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Congratulations,
Nice ride, cool pics and the weather looked pretty awesome. How did you feel after the ride? The long rides get addictive, i'm sure the metric century will be no problem for you.
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That is really great. I can not wait to get to 50 miles this year. Good for you. I really like the graph and the stats as well.
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I made it! 51.4 miles. I'll post some photos after I do my husbandly duty and go grocery shopping.
Congrats! Great job! On BOTH!
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Congrats!! Fantastic job on both the weight loss and the ride.
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Congratulations on the ride and the weight.
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Thank you all so much!
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Congratulations on the weight loss and the ride. Well done!
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Woot! Great job!

I pre-drove my planned metric yesterday. Now to commit, lol.
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