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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 12-14-09, 11:09 AM   #1
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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

It's one thing to be fat. It's another thing completely to have photographic proof.

{link removed because of some asshattery.**

(This is the article about my bike shop opening, for those who have been following that discussion...)

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Old 12-14-09, 01:08 PM   #2
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Yeh, you look fat and you suck cause you didn't even mention Clydes at all in the article!
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Old 12-14-09, 01:14 PM   #3
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Yeh, you look fat and you suck cause you didn't even mention Clydes at all in the article!

"Additionally, customers can purchase clothing, accessories and anything a cyclist needs, no matter their size."
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Old 12-14-09, 01:38 PM   #4
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"Additionally, customers can purchase clothing, accessories and anything a cyclist needs, no matter their size."
Ahh cool!...Cool deal making the headlines!
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Old 12-14-09, 01:39 PM   #5
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congrats on the opening!
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I pictured you bluer, with a larger bill.

Congrats on the shop. If my Muncie friends make it to your side of Indy, I'll send 'em your way.
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You look festively plump.
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Photographs flatten an image out and make the subjects appear about ten pounds heavier, or at least that's what I keep telling myself. Good luck with the bike shop! I heartily approve of anyone trying to sell me bicycle related items.
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Old 12-14-09, 06:35 PM   #9
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Great article!
I hate to walk into a shop to be waited on by a skinny.
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Old 12-14-09, 07:57 PM   #10
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Best of luck to you.
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Good luck, man. I live in Noblesville/Carmel area ... will have to head your way soon.
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In case you don't get over to the other forums, here are some pics of the shop today.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post10146229
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Old 12-14-09, 08:45 PM   #13
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This is awesome and the shop is beautiful. Congrats and good luck!!
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If you were around here, I'd shop there!

Great Article.
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Hmm, how close are you to West Lafayette? I'm headed there this summer.
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Hmm, how close are you to West Lafayette? I'm headed there this summer.
I'm about 40 miles south of W.Laf. Hence, my membership in the Wabash River Cycling Club, which is based in Lafayette.

You goin' to work at Purdue, or what?
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I'm about 40 miles south of W.Laf. Hence, my membership in the Wabash River Cycling Club, which is based in Lafayette.

You goin' to work at Purdue, or what?
Riding from Pittsburgh to meet Tom Stormcrowe. Then up to Michigan to meet another poster. A three week tour.
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I pictured you bluer, with a larger bill.
Larger bill? Wait till you see what he charges for repairs! :-)
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Riding from Pittsburgh to meet Tom Stormcrowe. Then up to Michigan to meet another poster. A three week tour.
Ah!

It's only 40 miles, yet Stormcrowe STILL hasn't graced me with his much smaller presence.
I, obviously, can never ever leave. I've been at the store 7 days a week for the past few weeks.


Ride in on US40, head north on 231, stop in Greencastle, and then continue on up 231 to West Lafayette. Easy.
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Congrats on the opening.
If you were just a tad closer to Texas I'd drop by. . .
Stormcrowe is up to his armpits in vB version 4 issues might explain his not being seen.

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Major Kudos on the Shop and your dedication to biking! Obviously you have been working so hard on other peoples bikes that you haven't had enough time to ride, that makes you a double hero, or just a larger than life hero, now don't get inflated ideas about your importance, your about to burst! SORRRRY. Im bad. If your online I will order some stuff. Got to Back the Clydes! We all need donut money.
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Congrats on the opening! I too wish I were closer so I could provide some heavy support(yuk yuk!).
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Very nice! Great work on the shop, I wish you much success and happiness in your new endeavors.
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Dude!! Congrats on the new shop! I wish I lived closer......
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Nice shop! Live the dream!
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