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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 11-27-09, 10:41 AM   #1
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Time to stop lurking

Hey everyone, I'm Nick. Been lurking around on the forums for a couple months, and decided its time I become an active member of the site. I started riding roughly 3 months ago in hopes of losing some extra weight. And after reading a lot of the threads in this forum, I was amazed to see the results a lot of you have gotten. When I started out, I weighed in at 260. Now 3 months later, I'm down to 245 and still shedding the pounds. I'm 6'3, so I'm more than likely always going to be a clyde, and I'm fine with that. I just want to get back to the shape I was in right after high school (6 years ago).
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Old 11-27-09, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi Nickrows and WELCOME ! you're doing quite well. It's a long process. Losing to quikly can lead to re-gaining to quickly is how I see it. I like the lurking comment, I find that funny.
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Old 11-27-09, 01:53 PM   #3
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Welcome and congratulations on your progress so far!
I don't think I'll ever see my high school weight (1970 = 145), but I'm working on getting back to my weight when I retired (3 years ago = 205).

Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-27-09, 01:56 PM   #4
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Welcome Nick. I am 6'2" and share your sentiments. You are not alone!!!
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Old 11-27-09, 02:42 PM   #5
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Welcome Nick, Congrats on choosing the most healthy addiction you will ever find....wait is that just me?.....
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Old 11-27-09, 02:44 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Throughout highschool I competed nationally in rowing, so I was In pretty good shape. Weighed 185 when I graduated. I know I dont want to get back down to that weight ever again, and probably couldnt since I was still growing haha. I tried to start rowing again, but it just wasnt as much fun as cycling. So I'm here for good.
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Old 11-27-09, 03:08 PM   #7
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Hey Nick. Welcome!!! I am new here as well. I do have to say that everyone is friendly here and very helpful. So don't worry about asking questions.
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Old 11-27-09, 11:19 PM   #8
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Welcome Nick!
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Old 11-28-09, 02:39 PM   #9
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