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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 06-16-10, 04:07 PM   #1
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Kind of a newb, but hit a milestone yesterday!

After starting a new job last year and finding out that I'd gotten back above 300# last year, I decided I needed to do something to lose some weight so I picked up a Windsor mtn. bike last summer. Living in Moab, I figured I'd do mostly road riding but I know I'd have to hit the trails occasionally Unfortunately, just as I was getting some stamina and doing over 5 miles at a time, I broke my leg at work 8 steel screws, one plate, and 8 months later, I made 10+ miles for the first time in my life Not much, but I'm pretty excited! I haven't lost much weight, but I'm feeling a ton better and hoping to start riding to work a couple of times each week (6.5 miles each way) here in a couple of weeks once I can spring for some new tires.

Years of wondering why people would want to ride a bike, I think I'm finally starting to get it
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Old 06-16-10, 04:18 PM   #2
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Good for you. But ride to work four times a week, not two. You know it makes sense...
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Old 06-16-10, 04:43 PM   #3
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You live in MOAB. I am chartreuse with envy
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Old 06-16-10, 05:37 PM   #4
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Steel screws! What kind of retro biker gets steel screws in his leg?

Me? Titanium plate and 4 titanium screws, thank you. Wouldn't think of using something that is going to rust in my foot.

Pfft.

Congratulations on your milestone... that's great!
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