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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 03-14-09, 07:44 AM   #1
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I been Looking Forward To This

YABA DABA DO as Fred would say !!!! Today 48 and upper 50's to mid 60's by Tuesday . I been working hard at the gym all winter . And winter was ruff here in Mi as I know it was for many !! But Its here riding time finally . I did ride a few days in the winter .....

I got a new bike from my local LBS a Schwinn World GS all tricked out had it a few weeks waiting only put about 40 miles on her . The crusier I started on is now my backup steed .

I hope many of you in the colder states get nice weather I know we could get cold again BUT a week a decent temps is like mana from heaven after 4 months in the gym Be safe out there and enjoy as this weather gets better ....

O man this feels good even better that since I will be starting out 123 lbs LESS than when I began Fathers Day last june
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Old 03-14-09, 07:48 AM   #2
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rainy and cold today here but 70s in the forecast for next week
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We are supposed to have good weather next week also. I am trying to see if I can get outside and ride any of those days. I would love to do a 40 mile loop again, instead of riding my rollers and watching DVD's
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Old 03-14-09, 02:08 PM   #4
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Finally, nice weather

I went for a nice ride today. 23.5 miles, 45-50 degrees and a very light wind. Feels good to get outside again.
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Old 03-14-09, 02:18 PM   #5
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Just got back from a 12 mile round trip ride downtown to see all the crazys on the pup crawl they are having for St. Patty's day. Its 51 degrees now but this morning I went for a 3 mile walk at 8:00 and it was 18 degrees.
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Old 03-14-09, 03:14 PM   #6
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I just got back did 26 miles o man it was wonderful :O) But I can tell you I am GLAD I worked hard all winter at the gym I had a 10 mph headwind not bad . BUT the gym has no headwind and it tried to kick my butt going! pose to be even nicer tommrow here was 49 today going to mid 50's tommrow :O) This is FANTASTIC

I hope everyone can get out there I am so glad winter as we have known it is about over for this yr .. Going to do 40 mile loop tommrow I think :O)

Stopped at my LBS Al Petri And Son's in Lincoln Park Mi and they were doing a brisk business on new bikes and parts . !!! Things look good in the bike world in this neck a the woods :O)

Iam sure they like seeing me coming Iam always good for atleast a 20 spot and today was no exception :O) Tube a patch kit and had Al Jr change out my quick disconect on my seat forgot to do that when I picked up the bike a few weeks ago .

I hope everyone gets out for a nice ride and has great weather and the wind always at your back :O)

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Old 03-14-09, 04:48 PM   #7
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Hey pipes, where you at in SE Michigan?
Wyandotte area just south of Detroit Were you at ??
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Me too!! Got out for a quick 14 miles. Temp's were in the low 50's. A decent headwind on the return, but there usually is down on the river trail. Did some hill repeats at the end to shake the legs up. Felt great doing them, so I was very happy.

Of course I also stopped at the LBS on the way home. Wondering how will all these nice new shiny bikes fit into my car. Oh well, one can dream! I ended up buying a new rear blinky for the early spring after work club rides. Daylight gets a little sketchy that last 15 - 30 minutes, so I like that little extra warning. Got a couple spare tubes also. Just can't walk out without dropping some bucks. I just look at it as doing my part to help the economy.

Keep this weather coming,

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Glad you had a good day, and proud of you for sticking with the gym all winter!
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We've been pretty lucky here in N. Texas with a mild, dry winter. However, it's been cold any rainy for the past week or so and it's driving me CRAZY! Got a new bike that I've only managed to put about 40 miles on.

Don't know how you guys and gals up north do it.
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Yes indeed, a fine day for a ride! I did 11 miles then I ended early due to back spasms. Doh, it was my own fault. I rode out into the wind and when I made the turn back my backside caught the wind and I got that froggy feeling. Click click, couple shifts and I was off to the races (relatively speaking of course). Decided to see how fast I could get the Giant Sedona "comfort" bike. I got up to 24mps and got a rhythm going, came up over a small rise got up and gave the final push to take her to 29.5mph for a couple 100 yards. Then I down shifted and started to spin a bit and ride out the speed. Cruised the last 4 miles significantly slower. The sprint was likely 1.5 miles or so, but it felt great. Until the back spasm snapped me back to reality.It was still fun! I can't wait to get my Sequoia Elite!

Hope everyone that rode had a blast!
I'm Off to ice my back.
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Old 03-16-09, 02:41 AM   #12
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We've been pretty lucky here in N. Texas with a mild, dry winter. However, it's been cold any rainy for the past week or so and it's driving me CRAZY! Got a new bike that I've only managed to put about 40 miles on.

Don't know how you guys and gals up north do it.
Did I miss the new bike thread, or are you holding out on us? We need the vital info, specs, size, where did you score it at?

Oh and pics
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