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    I'm inspired

    Just wanted to thank those of you that contribute to this forum. I'm a 400+er and was feeling pretty embarrassed to be out riding around in the daylight, until now anyway. It's nice to know I'm not the only guy peddling around a couple hundred extra lbs.

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    Well I'm not quite 400 but you should know there are plenty of us that feel foolish in lycra!...Thumbs up from me! I'd rather see a big guy riding a bike than playing with the remote!

    One thing about the cycling world, there are just too many molds to fit! I myself don't fit any of them!

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    Even if you don't lose an ounce of fat, the benefits to your heart, your lungs and your emotional well-being means that you'll get a lot out of it. Besides, riding bikes and working on them is fun, and if anyone tries to steal your bike by pushing you over, just grab them by the shirt and drag them for a block or two as an object lesson in Newtonian Mechanics and momentum.

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    So you can see where you can wind up, this is me in 2005 (Note the Oxygen Bottle I had to wear then....)


    And me last summer

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    I admire you guys who get on the bike at a higher weight. I wish I had started sooner. While I was losing the weight I stuck mainly to walking until I got down to 225 or so. Keep it up, and if you get any flak for it, SO WHAT! You are the MAN in my eyes (and I feel like I have a right to say )

    Edited to add this goes for the women as well, maybe even more so. Truthfully I think I see more larger women on bikes than larger men, which I think is very cool

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    Good god, man. White velcro leather shoes? Pls tell us you've since dumped those.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    So you can see where you can wind up, this is me in 2005 (Note the Oxygen Bottle I had to wear then....)


    And me last summer


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhammer View Post
    Good god, man. White velcro leather shoes? Pls tell us you've since dumped those.
    Oh yeah, definitely. They're somewhere buried in a landfill now.
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    Well done, fair play to you. Its a barrier alot of people deal with and not just in cycling. Think of the positives and hope they out weigh any negatves floating around. Now why can't i listen to myself?
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    Welcome to the forum. BigParm. We can't totally welcome you until we see a pic of your bike, there are those on here who will believe you are troll until they see a bike pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhammer View Post
    Good god, man. White velcro leather shoes?
    It's Indiana. What do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbikingman View Post
    Welcome to the forum. BigParm. We can't totally welcome you until we see a pic of your bike, there are those on here who will believe you are troll until they see a bike pic.
    15 year old Bianchi mountain bike. No upgrades just a few replacement parts. Saving for a nice new mountian bike.


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    I have been waiting to see you Tom I'm back.

    Hey don't worry bigparm, lets make this journey together. I am 380 as of this morning. I've pretty much done it all from powerlifting to bodybuilding and I can say without a doubt that cycling is the only thing that has ever taken the weight off of me, but just as Mr Beanz stated, the benefits for your heart and lungs go much farther than just loosing weight.

    Good to have ya hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    So you can see where you can wind up, this is me in 2005 (Note the Oxygen Bottle I had to wear then....)


    And me last summer


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    Welcome back, Mac! Great to see ya!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Oh believe me I am here from now on I will try to PM you to tell you what has been going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    It's Indiana. What do you expect?
    Hey I'm from Indiana! Besides, he can't be from Florida, no black socks to go with the white leather Velcro shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboybiker View Post
    Hey I'm from Indiana! Besides, he can't be from Florida, no black socks to go with the white leather Velcro shoes.
    Us Hoosiers know that stuff looks bad, we jsut dont care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigParm View Post
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    that picture of tom looks very familiar, kinda like looking in a mirror. minus the O2. I have the cpap at night though so does that count? any way glad to here from you bigparm, I'm right there with you. I am actually trying to get down to a weight that I think may handle a bike my goal is 450 and I hope to reach it by august. any way good luck and keep the post coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigParm View Post
    Just wanted to thank those of you that contribute to this forum. I'm a 400+er and was feeling pretty embarrassed to be out riding around in the daylight, until now anyway. It's nice to know I'm not the only guy peddling around a couple hundred extra lbs.

    Go Get em... and you will be heathier and smaller before you know it!! I have lost a bunch and hopefully will continue this summer as well.


    Welcome!!

    :WELCOME:

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