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    Cantankerous Old Fart XCSKIBUM's Avatar
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    280.5 Miles Last Week, 8.4# Weight Loss

    I really put an effort into getting maximum mileage on the bike last week. I even ran most of my errands on the bike clocking over 50 miles on 3 separate days W/a best 1 day tally of 60.4 miles.

    I'm down to 272.2# from 280.6# last week. Total loss of 49.6# over 15 weeks. (started @ 321.8# in January) I also got into my 42" waist pants. I was wearing 46" pants 15 weeks ago. I added 2 more holes to my belt.

    I'm hoping to average 6# per week over the next 12 weeks to get down to 200# for the LX Nationals (drag racing) championships on July 17th & 18th. That should take off @ least .10 seconds ET. Last year was bracket racing. (I won) http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=176298 (PowerWagon896 is my username on many sites)



    This year there's also going to be a "heads up" N/A 5.7 class in which my car would be very competitive anyway @ my 300#ish bulk. Taking 100# from the equasion should make me very, very hard to beat. I also have a new 3400 RPM stall comvertor to be installed, that should be good for another .20 ET. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Sbz2Etl_A
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    Way to go..Keep it up
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    We are all jealous..Sorta , Wish people would let me alone so I could do that kind of mileage.. I might well find myself in some far away location and not know the way home..
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    We are all jealous..Sorta , Wish people would let me alone so I could do that kind of mileage.. I might well find myself in some far away location and not know the way home..
    Being "semi-retired" helps.
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    XCSKIBUM: I'm in the same boat. have gotten down to 44 pants but would like to get back to 36s. won't mention the exact weight but let's just say I was relieved to hear my bike was rated for 300# of rider + gear.

    I typically get in 100 miles per week but could probably push it to 200m if I commuted every day and did a long weekend ride. biggest problem for me is the hunger that accompanies long rides...maybe I need to eat more on the bike.

    can I ask what your diet consists of? low carb / low fat / etc or are you riding so much you can pretty much eat whatever you want?

    6 pounds per week is unbelievable, just unbelievable. I count myself lucky if I can lose 2 pounds per week...

    thanks in advance for any words of inspiration!
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    That's a heckuva lot of riding. Good job.
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    Fantastic! That's a whole messa miles.

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    Way to go man.

    You do realize though, that with all this skiing and biking ****, you're going to have to trade that Charger in on a Subaru, right? It's the rules, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    XCSKIBUM: I'm in the same boat. have gotten down to 44 pants but would like to get back to 36s. won't mention the exact weight but let's just say I was relieved to hear my bike was rated for 300# of rider + gear.

    I typically get in 100 miles per week but could probably push it to 200m if I commuted every day and did a long weekend ride. biggest problem for me is the hunger that accompanies long rides...maybe I need to eat more on the bike.

    can I ask what your diet consists of? low carb / low fat / etc or are you riding so much you can pretty much eat whatever you want?

    6 pounds per week is unbelievable, just unbelievable. I count myself lucky if I can lose 2 pounds per week...

    thanks in advance for any words of inspiration!
    I follow Weight Watchers, even going to the meetings religiously. I alternate bacon & eggs W/(regular Kraft slices) cheese & scrambled eggs every morning W/lite toast & real butter. I find that a high protien breakfast gets the furnace running to boost metabolism & burn calories.

    I even eat (85% lean) hamburgers cooked on the grill W/Arnolds rye thins for a bun & the slice of regular Kraft cheese W/mustard & a thick slice of sweet onion. I often have Ore-Ida krinkle cut fries fixed in the oven. (avoid the extra crispy, they have a lot more fat).

    We usually have a salad on Friday night W/about 6-8 oz of skinless chicken breast or 97% fat free ham & yes, I use 2 (heaping) tablespoons of rgeular chunky blue cheese dressing.

    I find that as long as I don't exceed about 25 miles in a day I do OK W/O eating on the road. I do often stop every 12 miles or so for a couple of Labatt Blue Lights on the days I push the envelope. The light beer just seems to sweat out W/O a significant weight gain. I do count/track all that I eat/drink.

    I also carry cereal bars (Great Value 90 calorie from Walley World) & drink some SoBe or other low sugar drinks on the road.

    This week I am going to try to limit to 25 miles per day W/O the beer breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Askel View Post
    Way to go man.

    You do realize though, that with all this skiing and biking ****, you're going to have to trade that Charger in on a Subaru, right? It's the rules, you know.
    We already have a VW Jetta so the Charger stays.

    Besides, the Charger gets 26 MPG on the interstate anyway, probably better than a Subaru @ 75 MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneez View Post
    Fantastic! That's a whole messa miles.

    Since I got the bike in mid/late March I have logged just over 886 miles.
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    WTG keep it up!!
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    Very good job. I wish my hip would allow me to put those kind of miles on. Keep up the great work !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askel View Post
    Way to go man.

    You do realize though, that with all this skiing and biking ****, you're going to have to trade that Charger in on a Subaru, right? It's the rules, you know.
    Methinks an AWD Magnum wagon would be more his style - - and keep the Charger .

    Wow - - a 12-second (modern) Charger? Just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Methinks an AWD Magnum wagon would be more his style - - and keep the Charger .

    Wow - - a 12-second (modern) Charger? Just wow.

    If I can get .25 off the ET it will hold the N/A 5.7 LX record (the current record is 11.822)
    . 100# less weight & 600 RPM more stall on the convertor should do that.

    It ran 11.306 on a 125 shot of nitrous, that ran out as I hit the traps (probably cost me .2 ET) that IS the stock block 5.7 LX "poweradder" record.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhG0KlXEOnU

    I'm hoping a full bottle on a 175 shot will get me into the 10s.
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    nice charger! And CONGRATS on the tremendous mileage and weight loss!


    Oddest of all places on the web to get into this, but here is a vid of my toyota tacoma. The 1/4 was cut down to 1/8 due to rain earlier in the night, but you get the idea.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypGhDvUDSg


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