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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 04-17-09, 10:24 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-17-09, 11:57 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-18-09, 12:17 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-18-09, 12:53 AM   #4
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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.



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And me last summer

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Old 04-18-09, 10:19 AM   #7
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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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Old 04-18-09, 05:38 PM   #8
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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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It's Indiana. What do you expect?
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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.
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.

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Old 04-20-09, 10:33 AM   #13
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Welcome back, Mac! Great to see ya!
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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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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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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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15 year old Bianchi mountain bike. No upgrades just a few replacement parts. Saving for a nice new mountian bike.

Lovely bike and fair play to you for all the work. Keep it up
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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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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!!

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