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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 04-20-10, 03:49 PM   #1
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TourDeCure Jacksonville, FL

wondering if there are any fellow clydes riding in the Tour de Cure in Jacksonville, FL next month? i'll be attempting to do the 100k.....don't think its realistic for me yet to try the 100 mile ride .....which some friends are doing.....so i was looking to hook up with some folks with similar riding capabilities....
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Old 04-21-10, 06:10 AM   #2
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Hi BigDaddyPedals! I don't think I've seen you around the forums before so allow me to welcome you. If someone else beat me to it, then welcome again

While I wont be riding in the Jacksonville TdC, I am leading a team in the Boiling Springs (Pa) TdC. If you are on the fence on wether or not to go for the full 100 mile ride, go for it! The TdC is well supported and if for some reason you cannot continue, you can always catch a SAG out. It's almost 0 risk, so why not give it a shot?

What was your previous longest ride? If you have any questions that we can help you out with let us know!

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thanks Bau......my longest ride to date is only 25 miles....so that is why i'm staying with the 100k.....thanks for the welcome....i've been lurking for awhile...lol!
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I'd like to be the second to welcome you, and thank you for participating in the Tour de Cure/ fundraising for the ADA.
Although I can't speak for the JAX event, if it is anywhere near as well supported as the event here in SE Virginia you should have a great time. ( I rode in our TdC this past weekend for the 3rd consecutive year!)
Just remember to fuel and hydrate as needed -- cramps aren't fun. Oh yea, please thank the volunteers-- they make a truly enjoyable ride possible.
Again, welcome and enjoy! Ride safe and have fun!!
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How easy did the 25 mile ride feel? If you did it and felt pretty good, there is no reason that you can't ride 64 miles. I know it sounds intimidating but really there is nothing to worry about. Remember to drink, drink, drink, and eat something at every rest stop. You have to keep food coming in. You're looking at spending between 5-6 hours in the saddle that day (assuming a pace between 10-12 mph) so you can't look at this from a "I'm biking to loose weight" point of view. You have to keep calories coming in to sustain your effort. What I typically do on longer rides is carry two water bottles. On my downtube I keep a bottle of water, and on my seat tube I keep a bottle that is half water and half Gatorade. I typically drink a whole water bottle and half my sports drink mix every 15 miles (which is about how far apart rest stops usually are). Remember to stop at every rest stop to stretch, eat, drink, then top off your bottles. Don't spend too long at a rest stop, you don't want your muscles to get cold and cramp up. Never sit down either. Stay on your feet. Remember, its not a race. Go out and have a good time!
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great info! the 25 miler was by myself and it wasn't that bad.....felt like i could of gone farther....but before that 20 miles was my longest....didn't want to extend myself to much.....yes i'm setting out with the goal of finishing....not going to be any sort of land speed record..lol lol! maybe for the slowest ever.....so dont' sit down?? good info, and i have to bottles, camelpak bottles......i always fill the one with gatorade....so at least i'm doing something right....appreciate all the help!
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wow.. i have been looking for something like this in the area.. Im in orange park. Do you ride the jax baldwinn trail at all?


You have to raise 150 to even be able to ride.. i dont know if i can do that.. i dont know anyone around here. Have you made a team?
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i'm on a team......nemours children hospital.....yes you need to raise at least $150.....which i have done already....i'm on the otherside of the river.....i live in north st. johns county....so i've never ridden the baldwin trail....i ride local roads right here in the area.....
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