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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 09-18-09, 11:02 AM   #1
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First 25 mile ride

I just completed my first 25 mile ride this morning. I rode 25.3 miles at 15.2 mph. I am 3 miles short of 600 miles on my bike of 4 months. I don't get to ride as much as I would like with work, kids and life getting in the way but I am hooked.
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Old 09-18-09, 12:30 PM   #2
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nice job!!
I know how you feel.
Did my first 30mile at 15.3mph avg. a couple weeks ago.
It hard to get time to ride when you are an adult with responsibilities.
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Old 09-18-09, 01:37 PM   #3
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Great job! And at a fine rate of speed at that. Before too long... a Century Ride!
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Old 09-18-09, 01:41 PM   #4
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You'll be amazed how quickly 30, 40+ miles will come, and great speed, that's about where I'm at, speed-wise, and 30-40 miles are my average rides. Just started riding in May and am amazed at how far I can now ride.

I'm now a bike junky too
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Congrats on hitting your milestone! Won't be long before that 25 mile ride is a recovery ride for you. Keep up the enthusiasm!
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Old 09-18-09, 07:29 PM   #6
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That's a fine speed for a Clyde with just 600 miles on his legs. Congratulations!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. Its pretty flat around here and that helps with the speed but where I ride on the island there is always a good 10- 15 mph head wind for 1/2 the ride. I ran a lot before foot problems made me stop and then the weight started to come back, so biking has filled that void. 25 miles is about all the time I can find to ride and most the time do 15-20 miles while the kids are at practice or therapy. I am 6-2 and 235 and my goal is to be a min Clyde at 200.
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Old 09-18-09, 08:16 PM   #8
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Good job! That's moving a long at a pretty decent clip!
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Way to go! I did my first 25 mile solo last Sunday. Keep Pushing!
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Good job! Now go out and do 50!
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Keep it up and you can see progress where you can. I just pulled my first 50 miler (52.5, could have been a metric but a long story behind that one) yesterday. So it can happen. Keep it up and learn from the lessons you need to learn!
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Old 10-31-09, 11:26 AM   #12
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Did my first 30 miles today with avg. speed 15.6. Started early so I had very little wind until the last 8 miles. 30 down and only 70 to go.
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It hard to get time to ride when you are an adult with responsibilities.
There are huge advantages to being 60 with grown kids!!

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Old 11-02-09, 09:08 PM   #14
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Congratulations! Great speed for a "beginner". If you're getting hooked and want to do more with biking, here's a site which might interest you:

http://www.biketoledo.net

very good sections on getting started and becoming more advanced.
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