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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 04-28-09, 08:14 PM   #1
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2 years and 100 lbs lost with pics!!!

The first three photos is 2 years ago at my sons b-day party. It is date stamped for confirmation and the other is tonight with the same shirt on exactly 100lbs lighter!!! The other photo is a pic of todays ride!!

100lbs ago I could not walk a mile and my back hurt to go to the grocery store and push the cart around. Today I rode 20 miles and and yesterday I walked 3 miles then rode 8 more. I can not explain how much better I feel and I hope this inspires someone else to make a change in there life!
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Old 04-28-09, 08:17 PM   #2
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Absolutely Awsome Pete! Way to go. Thanks for the motivation.
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Old 04-28-09, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing that Pete.
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Old 04-28-09, 08:32 PM   #4
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Woo hoo! 100 pounds is BIG milestone!
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Old 04-28-09, 08:42 PM   #5
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Old 04-28-09, 08:57 PM   #6
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You sir are truly inspirational to all of us !!! Keep up the excellent work
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You lost a whole person in 2 years!!!

Well Done!
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Old 04-28-09, 09:33 PM   #8
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That is awesome! you should be so proud!
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WTG Pete!

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That is a fantastic milestone keep up the great work .
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Great job, Pete. That is a lot of weight to take off.
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Old 04-29-09, 04:06 AM   #12
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Thanks everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-29-09, 04:09 AM   #13
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outstanding, and good luck on your goal
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Old 04-29-09, 04:32 AM   #14
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Outstanding Pete! May your journey continue with many happy miles!

Betchya can't wait until the little guy can ride with you either!
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Congrats on your BIG accomplishment.

It won't be long, and you will have to remove the BIG from your moniker!

Next up, will be permanent banishment from the Clydesdale side of the forum.....

You should be proud!
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Old 04-29-09, 07:51 AM   #18
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you'll have to change your forum name to "little pete" . haha =)
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Old 04-29-09, 08:27 AM   #19
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hells yeah pete. I'm right behind ya brother!
Started at 260 last july.... 203 today. I want to lose about 35 more.
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Old 04-29-09, 08:44 AM   #20
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That is FULLY AWESOME!

I am not far behind you, having lost about 65 # in just over 6 months.
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Old 04-29-09, 09:43 AM   #21
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Great job. Love that bike pic, with the beach in the backgroud must be a nice ride.

Hey, and I bet that kid in the pic thinks its great to have dad to play with too
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Old 04-29-09, 10:14 AM   #22
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Congratulations! Great accomplishment!
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I love seeing threads like this. Makes me want to do this even more.
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Old 04-29-09, 04:22 PM   #24
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Good work Pete. Thanks for sharing, I like being motivated by the success stories of others on this forum. Keep riding!
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Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.
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