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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 06-04-09, 07:00 AM   #1
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Jacket For Us Big Fellas (and Gals)

The link is to a jacket I recently got from Bike Nashbar. It is a Blackbottoms Park City Jacket that they have in XXL and XXXL for $20.09. I got the XXXL and I am around 285 lbs. and my chest is around 53 inches and the spare tire around my waist comes in around 50 inches ( I wear a 44 waist in a dress pant) and it is actually a little bit big. It is really a heavier jacket and not good for summer riding, but would be great for fall/winter riding. It is big enough to layer underneath for sure. I couldn't find out a lot about it online, and there is only one short review on the Nashbar site, but at basacially $20 it is hard to beat. They show a black one and a hi-vis yellow and black, but the high-vis is the only one available. I am thinking about getting a second one in a smaller size so check it out if interested. The item number (if you have problems with the link) is: XX-AABPCJ. Hope this helps some other Clyde, and Clydettes out there!

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/st...1_10000__10500
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Old 06-04-09, 08:57 AM   #2
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The link is to a jacket I recently got from Bike Nashbar. It is a Blackbottoms Park City Jacket that they have in XXL and XXXL for $20.09. I got the XXXL and I am around 285 lbs. and my chest is around 53 inches and the spare tire around my waist comes in around 50 inches ( I wear a 44 waist in a dress pant) and it is actually a little bit big. It is really a heavier jacket and not good for summer riding, but would be great for fall/winter riding. It is big enough to layer underneath for sure. I couldn't find out a lot about it online, and there is only one short review on the Nashbar site, but at basacially $20 it is hard to beat. They show a black one and a hi-vis yellow and black, but the high-vis is the only one available. I am thinking about getting a second one in a smaller size so check it out if interested. The item number (if you have problems with the link) is: XX-AABPCJ. Hope this helps some other Clyde, and Clydettes out there!

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/st...1_10000__10500
Very nice. Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-05-09, 01:00 PM   #3
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Blackbottoms Jacket Review

I had a chance to ride with this jacket today in steady rain and have a couple of observations. There is one major flaw to this being a true rain jacket: there is no flap on the front for the zipper, and the zipper does leak. I rode for about 20-25 minutes in steady rain (not heavy, and no real wind), and while my arms and back actually stayed very dry, I got wet on my chest and stomach because of the zipper leaking. That would also mean, I suppose, that you would get air in as well through the zipper so that might not make it ideal for cold weather riding either. Although I tend to think it might help it to breathe a bit and not be all that bad except in real cold winter type temps. I actually still like it, and at $20.09 I can't really complain too much. Just wanted to point this out to anyone who takes a look at the jacket.
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I just got a Complete waterproof suit from these guys. If you know my size, you know this is clutch. Columbia makes some big sizes:
http://www.bigcamo.com/
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Thanks for the link! Will get bookmarked for sure!
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