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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 08-16-09, 08:50 AM   #26
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Is the cross-fit basically a form of cross-training?
sort of...basically it's interval stuff max effort and you do "stations" extremely good for cardio, as well as endurance, not to mention you do get stronger...

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/what-crossfit.html

45 mins and you'll be screaming uncle.

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Old 08-17-09, 05:47 PM   #27
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i hope to be with you soon. 3 months ago i started cycling, in that 3 months i went from 235 to this weeks 209. cant wait to be back under 200

congrats
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Old 01-24-10, 02:22 AM   #28
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Nice going!
I'm aiming for 205-ish, but at 6'6" that's pretty light.
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Old 01-24-10, 03:01 PM   #31
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Congratulations! I love threads like these.
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Old 01-24-10, 07:39 PM   #32
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Nice going!
I'm aiming for 205-ish, but at 6'6" that's pretty light.
I'm 6'4" and 185 is definitely not too skinny, so 205ish at 6'6" is doable. What's your starting weight?
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Old 01-24-10, 07:43 PM   #33
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And I still can't quite believe I am here. 185 is the official 60 pounds lost mark for me! Lots of hard work for sure, but it is the cycling that kept me going through all of it. I would have gotten bored with the gym a long time ago.
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Actually, I know I haven't posted much in this forum, but I have been impressed with all the inspirational stories. Being 6'4", falling into the Clyde category was easy for me. Throughout college I was about 220 until having that number creep up to 245 as a software developer. Hours in front of the computer and takeout food didn't seem to benefit my health, oddly enough.

A couple of years ago I got an entry-level Scattante bike from Performance (R-560) but did not start to put in any serious mileage until about a year ago. Since then, I have put in more and more miles and switched to a healthier, more balanced diet (and more moderate portions!). Sure enough, those pounds slowly but surely disappeared. Over 45 pounds lost. I haven't been this light since sometime before college. I feel much better in general, no more heartburn and I have a hobby that I really enjoy as well.

So, I'm sad I'm not officially allowed in this club any more..but hey, that was the goal!
I hope to follow you soon. First of November last year, I weighed 221. Yesterday, I weighed in at 201.2.
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Awesome! Well done!
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