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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 05-09-09, 01:31 PM   #1
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This is FUN

Well been a bit more than a week since i got my Giant Boulder SE. been riding it everyday before work and slowly working my way up in distance. My first ride out i had a hard enuff time making it around my block (just about 1km) but in just a week of pushing myself i have managed to work my way up to a 5km ride and still feel good enuff to go another 2 or 3kms without much issue i can not believe it has only been a week. I have also started eating better as in smaller portions more often opposed to my one big pig out meal i was used to. All i done so far to my bike is get a MUCH more comfy bigger seat add a water bottle cage and a kickstand.

But like i was saying in my first post here my big reason for getting back on the bike was my Fathers health issues with his heart attack last year and unoperetable (unless he can loose around 50lbs) vein blockages in his left leg. Well he is 50 years old and 350lbs and figured bikeing would be a bad choice for him do to the problem with his leg but after seeing my doing this everyday he called his docs and specialists and mutch to both our surprises they all said its by far one of his best options (the other is swimming).

So today i convinced him to try getting on my bike for a short ride down the street (he has not been on a bike in 20 years). Next thing i know he is GONE went around the block and was actually smiling apon return (along with breathing heavily). First thing he said though is thats kinda fun id rather do this than sit in any gym.

So we decided we would get him a bike and went down to the LBS today. He wanted a bike that be good for paved bike paths and for quick hops around town but it needed to be a bit more comfy for him with a better seat and much higher handle bars as the forward lean of my bike hurt his back. Brought home a Trek Navigator 2.0 hybrid bike (I bought it for him as payment for all the IOU's i have given him over the years LOL).

Hes all ready taken it for a spin around the block with me and i gotta say its nice seeing him enjoying it as much as me. Will post pics latter but its pretty misserable out right now.
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Old 05-09-09, 02:38 PM   #2
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That's a good story. I hope you both stick with it. Your Dad should really benefit if he does. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 05-09-09, 03:01 PM   #3
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Excellent Great story. Hope it goes well for the both of you!
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Old 05-09-09, 03:07 PM   #4
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That's great! I'm totally envious of anyone who can get someome from their famly to ride with them.
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Excellent! Has he taken it off any sweet jumps yet?
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Old 05-10-09, 01:43 AM   #6
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That is good to hear. I hope you both continue to enjoy your bike rides together. I am sure you both will lose weight, and get in better shape. I know it is happening for me.
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