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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 02-11-10, 09:39 AM   #1
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Just when I thought it was safe to go back to riding...

Last October I found myself in anaphylaxis from a new-to-me allergy to wintergreen oil. After surviving that (thanks, ER docs!) my asthma & lungs were seriously messed up. I think I managed 4 rides in Nov & Dec of 2009. So, feeling somewhat better this January I finally found a pair of bike shoes that fit my wide clown feet (Northwave Raptors) and ordered a set of Look Quartz pedals.

Now I've been taken down by a bacterial bronchitis and am back in asthma hell...antibiotics, prednisone, and a stack of inhalers is treating it but I think it'll be at least a month before I can entertain any serious attempts at riding.

However, taking a page from Baron Von Trail's weightloss after breaking some bones, I'm calorie counting, will be doing some easy walking, and am attempting to shed some weight during the rest of this layoff.
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Old 02-11-10, 10:41 AM   #2
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Ouch... hang in there man.
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I don't think your nick name will be Lucky.
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I'm sorry to read this. I hope you recover quickly and are riding again soon.
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Last October I found myself in anaphylaxis from a new-to-me allergy to wintergreen oil. After surviving that (thanks, ER docs!) my asthma & lungs were seriously messed up. I think I managed 4 rides in Nov & Dec of 2009. So, feeling somewhat better this January I finally found a pair of bike shoes that fit my wide clown feet (Northwave Raptors) and ordered a set of Look Quartz pedals.

Now I've been taken down by a bacterial bronchitis and am back in asthma hell...antibiotics, prednisone, and a stack of inhalers is treating it but I think it'll be at least a month before I can entertain any serious attempts at riding.

However, taking a page from Baron Von Trail's weightloss after breaking some bones, I'm calorie counting, will be doing some easy walking, and am attempting to shed some weight during the rest of this layoff.
Sorry to hear of the run of health issues, and I hope you are better soon. Also, good on ya for not giving up on your lifestyle change. It is quite possible to drop weight with very little exercise just by knowing your Basal Metabolic Rate. If you're not familiar with it, below is a link to help calculate it.

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Old 02-14-10, 07:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for the sympathy everyone! Now an x-ray has shown full blown pneumonia... I guess I will have plenty of time to practice my new Look Quartz pedals holding onto a doorway before venturing onto the roads.
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Hope that you get well soon. It's been too cold here in Massachusetts to go out riding. I'm waiting for the warmer weather to come so I can ride my brand new 7 speed that I just purchased last week. The roads here where I live are littered with salt. We are going to get more snow tomorrow. I hate this weather.
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Hope that you get well soon. It's been too cold here in Massachusetts to go out riding. I'm waiting for the warmer weather to come so I can ride my brand new 7 speed that I just purchased last week. The roads here where I live are littered with salt. We are going to get more snow tomorrow. I hate this weather.
Thank you! As for the weather, well aren't you heading off to DC anyway? My new cyclocomputer (Sigma 1606L) has arrived in the mail, so I will amuse myself during lunch today by installing it. The Quartz pedals should be here tomorrow.
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Maybe a week or two in the Southwest to dry out those lungs would be helpful. Have you considered the SW allergy wise. Sounds like them lungs could use a break.
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