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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 11-03-09, 04:12 PM   #1
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How Much Do You Weigh?

I read posts where some riders say,"I weigh 210 so I don't climb". Plenty of similar comments, not just here but most places in the forum.

So I'm just wondering how much we weigh? I can understand a 300 lb person not liking to climb but at 230-235 myself, it aint all that bad.

6'1 230-235
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Old 11-03-09, 04:16 PM   #2
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Climbed 1,113' on my 19 mile lunch time ride
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Old 11-03-09, 04:29 PM   #6
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245 - Climbed Palomar Sunday morning. I am not the fastest, but that is my favorite ride. There is nothing more rewarding on a bike than getting to the top of a big climb.
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I want to try Palomar some time. Maybe Torrey Pines, too. But that'll be in the future sometime. For now, I'm around 255 (sans lycra) and getting back into cycling after a mountain biking accident caused a shattered knee cap back in the late 90s. I like climbing, if it's a small hill or if there's a decent downhill lead-in, but otherwise, not so much.

On my first century, I felt like an idiot walking my bike a few feet (seriously--the legs were burning) up a hill at the Marine base (Camp Pendleton).
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I'm 6'3" and 234 this morning.

Palomar is a great ride. If you do Torrey Pines check out the park road. It's a little steeper but it's also shorter. It'll kick your butt!
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I avoided scales for 12 years - last week I sneaked a peak and it was more than I had ever imagined myself weighing.
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I want to try Palomar some time. Maybe Torrey Pines, too.
Maybe it's just me , but is Torrey Pines a big hill? I did the Amtrak century some years ago with some friends. We were warned about the BIG HILL. It was only about a hundred yards! I didn't even realize we had ridden over it!...I could be wrong, maybe 1/4 mile? Oh well, we got a popsickle at the top.

Palomar I've heard is a good climb but never done it. Similar to GMR which is about 15 minutes from where I live. So why drive 2 hours to Palomar?
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245 - Climbed Palomar Sunday morning. I am not the fastest, but that is my favorite ride. There is nothing more rewarding on a bike than getting to the top of a big climb.
I have no idea where SanMarocs is so asking anyways. Have you ever done GMR? I've heard Palomar is similar, about 21 mile climb, 5000 ft (maybe little more on Palomar). Did you do the entire climb or a section? I'm not real familiar but I think it's made of of different climbs
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I'm 6'3" and 234 this morning.

Palomar is a great ride. If you do Torrey Pines check out the park road. It's a little steeper but it's also shorter. It'll kick your butt!

OK, Homey, gotta ask you! You've met me before, right? Well part of my idea to post this thread is that the guy with WHOM I ride my MTB said I wasn't as big as I was portrayed on the forums. He was shocked that my roadie was only a 58 cm. He mentioned that I was portryed as some big monster on the forums

Hmmm, I've always claimed 6'1 230 ish. I migth be 4 or 5 inches taller than he and 70 lbs heavier. So I gotta ask, do I look like a little guy in person?
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I'm 360 and climbed almost 3600ft of climbing on tour... and yes....it was kicking my butt. Actually
it was beyond kicking my butt at some point on a 11-24 until i got the 12-34 and it was easier but
miles and miles of up hill still take a toll hahah..

I can't wait to get the rest of this weight off .....i keep wondering what kind of motor i could have
if riding at 360 now... keep wrestling with this doggone diet! I did a 12.1 mile time trial this year and pulled a 20.65 .....it's got me dreaming! hahah
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I weigh 175 pounds. This is the perfect weight. It doesn't matter how tall you are, or how old you are, or what your body fat % is, or your waist size. 175 pounds, that's it.
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It's hard to gauge someone's weight unless they say it or post a picture. Maybe there was one memorable post where you sounded like a monster... although 4-5 inches and 70 pounds is monster territory to me. You should have stepped on his toe.


I'm 242 I don't like hills but i don't avoid them. maybe it's the 12-23 cassette....
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hmmmm... so... you're 25 lbs overweight. Work on it.
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I'm 360
I can't wait to get the rest of this weight off .....i keep wondering what kind of motor i could have
if riding at 360 now... keep wrestling with this doggone diet! I did a 12.1 mile time trial this year and pulled a 20.65 .....it's got me dreaming! hahah
Well whatta ya waiting for!....I did a few centuries with another rider (Bigkahunadad). He was a double century rider, got the California Triple Crown (3 doubles in a year) while riding at 230 lbs. Not a big deal but he started at 460 lbs. Lost his weight thru riding. No surgeries, just a passion for riding.

Yeah, you have the Porsche motor, just need the body!...Now knowing that you can, if you do more of those big elevation numbers, it wouldn't be long before you dropped a bunch!

360 sounds like alot but how tall are you? I've known some guys at 300 that were not fat at all, 6'5 like WWF wrestlers.
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although 4-5 inches and 70 pounds is monster territory to me. You should have stepped on his toe.....
I just might next time!
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A shade under 6'4" and 213# as of this evening.

Been stuck between 210 and 215 for awhile... need to give up some eating habits or ride more... trying to find time to ride more.
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Mr.Beanz - hahah Yeah...that Porsche motor in a Caterpillar earth-mover hahah
I'm 6'3 ..so not that tall...i know a few riders that are 6'6 and its funny how the weight shoots up
but thier still good builds. I'll say man... i LOVED riding in Cali and around L.A! loved it! your spoiled! haha
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Mr.Beanz - hahah Yeah...that Porsche motor in a Caterpillar earth-mover hahah
I'm 6'3 ..so not that tall...i know a few riders that are 6'6 and its funny how the weight shoots up
but thier still good builds. I'll say man... i LOVED riding in Cali and around L.A! loved it! your spoiled! haha

It's nice but you can't avoid hills around here!..I have about 5 other riders breathing down my neck to do some mountain rides...That's Monday thru Friday!

6'3 is a pretty good height. You can carry some weight and still get by.
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A shade under 6'4" and 213# as of this evening.

Been stuck between 210 and 215 for awhile... need to give up some eating habits or ride more... trying to find time to ride more.
I've seen your pictures, Dude you're a string bean!
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I've seen your pictures, Dude you're a string bean!
Perhaps a sliver of my former self, but still have some remants that aren't helping me go up hills (thinking of what's left of my MOOBS)!!!

I've only lost about 35#, maybe 40# since starting to ride again, but definitely less "fluffy" (except for the MOOBS)....

Do I seem obsessed with my MOOBS?
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