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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 05-21-09, 07:06 PM   #1
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One year anniversary ride

One year anniversary ride

One year ago I returned to cycling with the purchase of a new bike for commuting. I enjoyed bikes when I was in my teens, but had probably ridden less than 100 miles in the last 35 years. I was nearly 240 lbs a year ago; I’m down to 210 now. More important, I'm more fit and am enjoying a more active lifestyle.

During the last year I’ve ridden more than 3000 miles. I’m going to celebrate by riding at least 80 miles tomorrow and will try for a century if everything goes well.

Thanks to all my friends here at BF, it's been great.

Michael
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