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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 10-28-09, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hi, been lurking a bit, posted a little and saw that I have been violating some forum rules:

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Ahem.

Pics or it didn't happen.

In accordance with clydesdale & athena forums rules, by posting a thread which even hints at the prospect of acquiring a new (or used) bicycle you are thus obligated to post pictures of the bicycle(s). Bonus points for pictures of said bicycle against a white garage door. Sorry Nooch, I didn't make the rules
Being somewhat of a conformist, I submit the following picture of my new Trek 1.2, with desire for extra points, as it is in front of my white garage door.

My story:

I was 319 pounds on January 29th when I started a program with a commercial weight loss center here in the twin cities. Following their program, and then upping my exercise, I hit my goal 10 days ago of 199.
My wife, who had not ridden a bike in 17 years decided to start riding this Spring. We bought her a Trek 4000, which is the kind of ride she wanted. I didn't expect it to get many rides before she got bored with it. 1 month later she is riding every day and bugging me to go with her. By this time I was down to about 280 and decided to give it a try again. Took the old Nishiki down from the hook, where it had hung for about 10 years and went with her.

Pretty soon, we took the bike ride on the Cannon Valley trail, we did about 20 miles on that. Then the bike tour around St. Paul, for 30 miles. Finally the Bike tour around Minneapolis for 39 miles.

I now find myself looking forward to getting on the bike and making a 13 - 15 mile loop in the evening before it gets dark. Would never have believed that a year ago.

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Old 10-28-09, 10:13 PM   #2
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Hello. Glad to hear you made your goals, goals are a good thing. I also have that same bike. Have fun, and enjoy the ride
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Old 10-29-09, 05:53 AM   #3
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Great story, thanks for sharing that. Oh and welcome!!
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Old 10-29-09, 06:12 AM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!
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Awesome job on the goals. It is always nice being able to ride with your spouse.

Congrats on the new bike and good job on the conformity. I broke the rules a little and didn't get any bonus points because my garage door is blue
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Old 10-29-09, 06:42 AM   #6
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i lost points because i live in an apartment and don't have a garage...

welcome!
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Old 10-29-09, 07:01 AM   #7
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Welcome, I broke way to many points when I joined, don't worry we all do. Just like op, crank arms not lined up right, in small rind, reflector on the front wheel, oh the horrors...lol
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Hi nOvyy, welcome to the forums! Great work on the weight loss and snazzy bike !!!

Bout time someone started listening to me around here
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Old 10-29-09, 07:09 AM   #9
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I broke the rules a little and didn't get any bonus points because my garage door is blue
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i lost points because i live in an apartment and don't have a garage...

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Welcome, I broke way to many points when I joined, don't worry we all do. Just like op, crank arms not lined up right, in small rind, reflector on the front wheel, oh the horrors...lol
Ok, all of you go flog yourselves with a rusty bicycle chain. No less than ten lashes.
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Congratulations on the weight loss.
Post a pic of the Nishiki sometime.
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Bout time someone started listening to me around here
Remember that the white garage door is for road and geared commuter bike only. Fixies must be photographed in front of a brick wall full of graffiti, and MTBs must be on the trail (with dirty tires, if Mr. Beanz has any say in it!)


nOvyy - nice looking bike, and welcome to the forums.
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[QUOTE=CliftonGK1;9946880]Remember that the white garage door is for road and geared commuter bike only. Fixies must be photographed in front of a brick wall full of graffiti, and MTBs must be on the trail (with dirty tires, if Mr. Beanz has any say in it!)
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Erm - what's a "Fixies"?

So I know what to do when I finally get it done, what am I supposed to photo my Blue baby in front of?
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Erm - what's a "Fixies"?

So I know what to do when I finally get it done, what am I supposed to photo my Blue baby in front of?
Fixies are bikes that were once geared bikes that have been converted to single speed. Pretty paopular with a lot of younger, especially college, riders.

As for a proper back ground for your bike you may be faced with the opportunity to set a precedent!
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the weight loss.
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Wow, 120 lbs!.. and NO, we can't have shiny tires in MTB dirt pics!
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Don't listen to Beanz, it's your tire, you can shine it up all you want...
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Congratulations on the weight loss.
Post a pic of the Nishiki sometime.
Part of it is in this pic
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Fixies are bikes that were once geared bikes that have been converted to single speed. Pretty paopular with a lot of younger, especially college, riders.
FAIL

"Fixie" refers to fixed gear. The rear sprocket is "fixed" to the rear wheel. If the back wheel is turning, so are the pedals. Pedal forward, the bike goes forward; pedal backwards, the bike goes backwards; stop pedaling and bike/rear wheel stops. This contrasts with a single speed which would have a coaster brake, like the first bikes we had when we were kids.
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