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    My First Century! so very proud of myself!

    So I finally did it.

    I set a goal 5 months ago that on Febuary 13 i would ride in the Jalapeno 100. A goal that i believed would be impossible considering i was 309 pounds. After months of training and staying active, i finally did it! I finished my first century! well actually it was 106.7 mile! Goals are made to be done! i have lost 86 lbs on the journey, and feel so good for taking it! I am so proud of myself..


    The ride! My new felt that i got 4 days ago, it made it perfect.. super smooth and still clean! carbon feels so much smoother than my old trek 7.3 fx


    I FINISHED! lol

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    Congrats!

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    Way to go. I hope one day I can complete a century. The furthest I've gone is about 16 miles. But now that I finally got myself a road bike I plan on really racking them up. Still haven't gotten to take it out yet. This weekend hopefully...

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    Congratulation on the effort.
    Looks like you beat everyone to the finish line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Congratulation on the effort.
    Looks like you beat everyone to the finish line.
    Actually I started 15 minutes late and I beat nearly half of the riders lol.

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    You should be proud, more so for losing 86 pounds, that's awesome. Congrats on the century also
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    Woo-hoo! Congrats!

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    You should be proud of yourself, THAT'S AWESOME!!!

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    and in running shoes w/o clip in pedals. quite impressive.

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    Great Job!!!!! Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingWeez View Post
    and in running shoes w/o clip in pedals. quite impressive.
    Yea lol. I did not want to use my clip shoes yet till I get used to the bike. Wouldn't want to scratch my baby and fall. Just got the bike last week

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    Wow! Very NICE!

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    congrats, a century is quite an accomplishment.

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    CONGRATS!!! Great job
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    Not only did you complete a century, you lost 86 pounds getting ready for it! Congrats!
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    nicely done! you never forget your 1st! great pics! (jealous)
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    That is so awesome, congratulations!!!
    I've in training right now for a 65 mile ride in April, and then a 100 mile ride in August. I'm currently at 275 lbs. I just bought my road bike and waiting for it to be delivered to the bike shop.
    You are truly an inspiration Sir, thank you for posting!

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    Woderful - makes me want to head down to Texas and try out the Jalapeno.

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    Woo Hoo Congrats - which was easier weight loss or century??? trick question as I am sure the Centruy was really hard - but easier than losing weight. Great job!!!! U are awesome. You have done what so many people wish they could!!!

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    Congrats! I did my first this past weekend in Palm Springs with about the same amount of training. A great feeling, isn't it?

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    Outstanding! Congratulations on the Century and the weight loss!

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    Congrats on the weight loss and Century completion. OUTSTANDING.

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    Well done! Now you can't wait for the next one, can you!

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    thanks everyone!

    Yes i cant wait for the next one, i think it will be closer than i think. Gonna keep on training, get faster, lose more lbs and just plain keep this routine up!




    wishing the guys hoping it was warm could be out cycling lol. im too mean





    good thing about living down south!
    Last edited by ericsday; 02-15-10 at 07:52 PM.

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    Dude, That is one Kick'n Job! Anytime someone can go from uber-300 to just over 200, they have indeed done something amazing.

    Good luck moving forward.

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