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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 08-15-09, 03:45 PM   #1
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Rode 43 miles today

I am working on getting in shape for our local MS 150. I did 43 miles this morning with one of my buddies. Took 2hrs 28 minutes. Still gotta work on getting in better shape, but I can definitely tell the difference that 3 weeks on the bike has made. Not really sore, and just called another buddy and will be doing another 30 tomorrow morning. I am trying to lose weight and I have to keep biking.
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Old 08-15-09, 04:09 PM   #2
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43 miles in 2:28 is pretty darn good... What is that? Like 18mph average?

If I could get to that point in three weeks I'd be thrilled. I have been riding seriously for 5 years, and I'm lucky to average 17 over that distance...
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Old 08-15-09, 04:41 PM   #3
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The average was 17.XX, don't really remember. Just glad I completed it. If it would not have been for my buddy pulling probably 30 of the miles, the average probably would have been upper 16s. I am still young, not even 30 yet, I just had to find something that would get me active again, and commit to it. I ride every day at lunch, around 10-12 miles on a mountain bike with 1.25" tires, and we average around 15, and that includes a pretty good sized bridge that kills our average. So when I ride my road bike now, (that I picked up last weekend) it is much easier.

Since July 1st I have lost 20 lbs, and I hope to lose at least another 20 before the MS 150, which is Oct 3rd and 4th. The less I weigh, the better I feel, and I can definitely tell how much less weight I am padaling down the road.

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Old 08-15-09, 04:56 PM   #4
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Mr. BullGatorTitan,
I'm not sure what your name means-----but you are doing great!!!! I wish I could even do 43mi no matter what speed. That is awesome!
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Old 08-15-09, 05:05 PM   #5
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Mr. BullGatorTitan,
I'm not sure what your name means-----but you are doing great!!!! I wish I could even do 43mi no matter what speed. That is awesome!
The name comes from being a die hard Florida Gators fan and I drive a Nissan Titan.

Thanks, keep up your hard work and you will be able to do 43 miles before you know it!
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Old 08-15-09, 05:26 PM   #6
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Great job!

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