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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 12-07-09, 06:18 AM   #1
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Bicycling Magazine Article - lost hundreds of pounds

Bicycling Magazine Article - lost hundreds of pounds

My wife reads Bicycling Magazine, not I.

She was telling me there is an article inthe current magazine about a guy who lost over 300 lbs - starting at 500 - by bicycling and calorie reduction. Rode a block the first day, etc.

So, if you get BM, check it out. I believe he is at about 160 lbs now.
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Old 12-07-09, 06:22 AM   #2
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Bicycling Magazine Article - lost hundreds of pounds

My wife reads Bicycling Magazine, not I.

She was telling me there is an article inthe current magazine about a guy who lost over 300 lbs - starting at 500 - by bicycling and calorie reduction. Rode a block the first day, etc.

So, if you get BM, check it out. I believe he is at about 160 lbs now.
Tom Stormcrow is an incredible story and he is about to turn into an old geezer like us!
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Old 12-07-09, 06:28 AM   #3
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Tom Stormcrow is an incredible story and he is about to turn into an old geezer like us!
Yes, but by the time he qualifies for the 70+ thread, I will be 90. It doesn't seem fair!!
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Old 12-07-09, 09:01 AM   #4
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Tom Stormcrow is an incredible story and he is about to turn into an old geezer like us!
Yes, that's true, but the Bicycling story is on another rider.
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Yes, but by the time he qualifies for the 70+ thread, I will be 90. It doesn't seem fair!!
Do you prefer the alternative to turning 90? I don't. :-)
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Old 12-07-09, 02:40 PM   #6
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Do you prefer the alternative to turning 90? I don't. :-)
There's more than 1 alternative, if you believe the speed of light is possible to achieve
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Old 12-08-09, 05:09 AM   #7
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That article is about this guy. Large Fella on a Bike
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Old 12-08-09, 07:01 AM   #8
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There's more than 1 alternative, if you believe the speed of light is possible to achieve
I just watched Startrek again on DVD - they had absolutely no problem exceeding the speed of light. But, amazingly, they dod not age backwards!
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Actually, they don't exceed the speed of light. Instead, they modify the apparent parameters of the universe. WARP drive actually uses gravity fields to warp the membrane of space and "shrink" the distance scale in the direction of travel. Believe it or not, it even turns out to be theoretically possible to do, given enough energy to throw at the problem.

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Actually, they don't exceed the speed of light.
I heard them say in the movie "We will go faster than the speed of light."
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Actually, they don't exceed the speed of light. Instead, they modify the apparent parameters of the universe. WARP drive actually uses gravity fields to warp the membrane of space and "shrink" the distance scale in the direction of travel. Believe it or not, it even turns out to be theoretically possible to do, given enough energy to throw at the problem.
What you describe is what similar to what scientists posit "warp drive" should do. However, in Star Trek the warp engines actually generates a field that moves the ship into an "adjacent" universe where top speeds aren't nearly as limited.

Warp drive actually should bend space so that it creates an artificial gravity. It compresses space in the direction of travel and bulges it in the opposite direction. Using this setup, you don't have to actually travel very fast. You just have to bend more space.
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And, the ultimate question:

How does a thread go from "losing hundreds of pounds" to "warp speed?"

Is the Thread going faser than the speed of light - perhaps even warping?

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I have been accused of being "warped", at least in the "sense of humor" mold. Does that fit?

Back to the OP, I read the article and it is inspiring to say the least.
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I just read the article and it's incredibly well written. It's not gonna convince most people to hop on a bike and lose weight, but it does a good job of documenting one mans struggle. Many props to him. That's incredible.
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That article is about this guy. Large Fella on a Bike
That's the guy. (http://istanbultea.typepad.com/largefellaonabike/ for those who might have missed the url.) It's fascinating if you start at the beginning of that blog and follow his progress.

He also did some pretty interesting interviews with some top-notch framebuilders that are well worth reading on that blog.
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That's the guy. (http://istanbultea.typepad.com/largefellaonabike/ for those who might have missed the url.) It's fascinating if you start at the beginning of that blog and follow his progress.

He also did some pretty interesting interviews with some top-notch framebuilders that are well worth reading on that blog.
I found one thing interesting. To judge from the photos, it looks like Mr. Cutshall went gray during the weight loss. I had the same thing happen to me - the pepper disappeared with the weight, leaving only the salt. I wonder if it's coincidence - Scott C and I are both middle aged men - or does large-scale weight loss put such a stress on the body that your hair will turn gray from it.
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