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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 04-03-10, 05:01 PM   #1
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YAY Got my bike today

Well Finally got my bike. I have been looking since last fall, and now the snow is finally gone so went browsing again with my mother for her new bike. Being an Uber Clyde 6'2" 450lbs or so...need to get a scale around the house, but those aren't cheap either. After much perusing and trying of many models last fall I was pretty sure of what I wanted, so I got a Trek Navigator 3.0 went with the 3.0 for the lock out on the front fork and the extra gears to move my fat butt up some hills. Any recommendation on Gear, and Such, maybe something to stop chaffing? Well it's a beautiful evening so i think i will go inflict some pain on myself with my new bike
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Old 04-03-10, 05:13 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike! Have fun with it, that's the most important part. Have fun & be safe!
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Old 04-03-10, 06:01 PM   #3
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Good padded shorts help alot. People recommend the Chamois Butt'r, I havent used it so I cant say how effective it is.
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Congrats on the new bike. I had some chaffe issues with running and went to Under Armour boxer briefs, they are awesome, something like that or good cycling shorts.
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Old 04-03-10, 06:43 PM   #5
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Well went for a 3 mile ride, think I found some muscles that haven't been used in a long time. Everything on the bike is great aside from the Suspension seat post. That has to go, already started to bend in the thin part. But i expected that. Also definitely need to get some padded bike shorts, found some spots that will get tender with out them. All in all I think I will be very Happy with this bike once i take care of that, and get my cardio back up to par, hehe my lungs are burning a little, but that was expected too.
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Old 04-03-10, 06:55 PM   #6
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It takes time to get your bike dialed in to suit you. I bought a bike a last month and Im still dialing it in. The most important thing is just to keep riding.
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The bike shop should be able to help you with fit if you think that is the problem. And don't worry, keep riding and your muscles will be used to the new workload soon enough.
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don't be swayed by padded shorts... your butt is probably padded enough. A firm saddle (none of that gel stuff) and shorts with a chamois to prevent chafing and then just get some seat time.

Yes, your butt will hurt until you get used to it and no, it won't be super quick.

Don't give up and your body will get used to it!
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