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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 08-01-09, 09:03 PM   #1
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Another Clydesdale checking in..

Hey gang!!!

My name is Jerry and I am 36 years old. I am 5'11 and checking in at 248 lbs. I purchased a bike a year ago along with the wife. I started out small only completing 4-5 miles at a time and worked my way up to 22-25 miles a day. I got stupid and stopped riding. I wish I had some kind of excuse, but I do not.


I dont know what clicked the other day, but it did. I cleaned the dust off of my bike (trek 7200) and took it for a spin... Now I am finishing up my first week riding. I have a passion for it this time, I enjoyed it last time, but something is different this time..

Anyhow, I am trying to change my diet and plan on riding everyday possible. My goals are for some charity rides this year and to start working up for the HH in 2010. I will purchase a good road bike in October (suggestions welcomed!)..

Any how.. just wanted to say hello!!!
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Old 08-02-09, 12:30 AM   #2
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Welcome, Smoked. I too started with a Trek 7200. Go ride...For the fun of it!
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Old 08-02-09, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thanks guys..

I had a short ride this am before work, it felt great. Now I am sitting here thinking about my ride for tomorrow. I need to start working on a diet plan, unfortunately many years of bad eating has left me clueless on what to eat before and after a ride.


It is fun though, I really am enjoying it this time!!!!!
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You're aiming for the HTH 100? Are you in Texas?

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Yes Tx... I am in Fort Worth...


I am aiming for next years. I am going to get a road bike sometime in October and with some effort be ready for next years event. We will see..
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B/F member Doohickie is in Ft. Worth and there are several mid cities folks. We have a few Dallas and Plano area Clydes and Athena's as well. Have you checked out the Texas forum?

http://www.bikeforums.net/texas/

A year and change is plenty of time to get ready.
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Thanks Vintage, I will look into that area as well...

I have not been lurking long here and I am constantly reading and learning things!!


I am trying to get my wife to start reading up in here as well. She started riding with me this time and she is a sexy Athena!!!!

I guess that's what makes it cool this time around is we are both doing this together...
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