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Old 01-13-10, 05:26 PM   #1
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Take heart fellows

For those of us that are bigger, we can take heart. Going downhill is so much better. Gravity has more to pull on. Not to mention the great draft our friends get to hop in behind us......
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I get more satisfaction going up! Anybody and their grandma can go downhill. But seeing the face on another rider while getting passed by a Clyde 8000 ft into a ride is priceless!

Yesterday's ride, nearly 4000 ft in 30 miles.


Hillbasher just sent this picture. See, I can still smile after the first big climb!

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Old 01-13-10, 09:49 PM   #3
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The shape I am in right now, I have a great appreciation for downhill.
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Old 01-13-10, 10:32 PM   #4
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The shape I am in right now, I have a great appreciation for downhill.
True, but there's a lot to be said for riding like the cyclist you want to be. I agree with Mr. Beanz. And one day I'll be able to ride like he does.
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True, but there's a lot to be said for riding like the cyclist you want to be. I agree with Mr. Beanz. And one day I'll be able to ride like he does.
Ahhh you're too kind dude!...but I remember when other riders were telling me that I was too heavy to climb and I believed it. I saw some big dude riding like a madman and wondered why I couldn't. Started practicing and it happened, honestly much more than I expected. Now I believe!
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I get more satisfaction going up! Anybody and their grandma can go downhill. But seeing the face on another rider while getting passed by a Clyde 8000 ft into a ride is priceless!

Yesterday's ride, nearly 4000 ft in 30 miles.

Such beautiful scenery there. I wish I had that to look at when I ride.
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Such beautiful scenery there. I wish I had that to look at when I ride.
I put on a little weight over the holidays, but I'm still somewhat pleasing to the eye!

This is only about 2 mile sup. Gets nicer 4 miles up. The 20 mile climb is NICE!...Last week we rode another orde that is totally closed, has been for years, very nice!

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True, but there's a lot to be said for riding like the cyclist you want to be. I agree with Mr. Beanz. And one day I'll be able to ride like he does.
As a "kid" I was always pretty good at storming up hills. Never have been particularly fast going down, but was always good going up.

Now, missing my left foot, my immediate goal is to reach 20 mile daily rides, with an average of 16 MPH before spring so that I can join a few local club rides. I am also shooting for getting back down to 190-200 lbs so I don't have to put up with that extra wieght I have been carrying around too long on my knees.
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True, but there's a lot to be said for riding like the cyclist you want to be. I agree with Mr. Beanz. And one day I'll be able to ride like he does.
I think I'm liking the tone of this post very much.
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As a "kid" I was always pretty good at storming up hills. Never have been particularly fast going down, but was always good going up.

Now, missing my left foot, my immediate goal is to reach 20 mile daily rides, with an average of 16 MPH before spring so that I can join a few local club rides. I am also shooting for getting back down to 190-200 lbs so I don't have to put up with that extra wieght I have been carrying around too long on my knees.

Ah, that's where the signature comes in! There is a gal, nice looking gal that does a local century with a group (TNT). She is missing an entire leg. She does the century with ONE LEG! Nothing at all on that side, no prosthetic, nothing, just one leg pedaling around. Does darn good too! Not sure if you will ever be good looking, but you can do it!
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As I have less weight on my frame my uphills are getting easier. I'm almost at the point of liking them!
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Old 01-14-10, 02:17 PM   #12
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Lol, the good looking, what very small portion I was handed out, was used up long ago. Lucky for me I tricked a really good ole Lady then, and she just found it was easier to keep me after I got uglier.

No doubt that riding again is doing wonders for regaining some musculature on the leg. Just tooling around for a few months I lost a pretty good amount of weight too, so am pretty sure I am going to acheive my goals...and then get to set new ones.
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