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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 06-17-10, 09:13 PM   #1
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Mtn Bike - Whitewater - Highest Point East of the Rockies & 7 Micro-Breweries

The countdown starts now....T-Minus 58 hours - Leaving on Sunday morning with my son on our second annual "Cat's in the Cradle" fathers day trip.

Sunday - Chattanooga TN - Got a $179 room downtown (Sheraton Read House Hotel)
for $40 on Priceline, located in between two local micro breweries

Monday - Bryson City, NC - Whitewater in the a.m. and mountain biking at TSALI in the late afternoon - Monday evening at Nantahala Brewing Company

Tuesday - More TSALI single track trail riding - Tuesday evening in Asheville, NC ($190 room for $45 for Tue & Wed) - French Broad Brewing Company tour.

Wednesday - In the a.m. Blue Ridge Parkway and a hike to the top of the highest point east of the rocky mountains, Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft) - The afternoon and evening, I have arranged a tour that includes transportation from our hotel to Highland Brewing Co., Pisgah Brewing Co., and finally, Asheville Brewery and Pizza for dinner and then a return to the hotel.

Come on, admit it guys (and gals), you want to go too

I am hoping for no more than a 5 lb weight gain for this trip Pictures to follow. I am actually going to rent my bike for this trip. Too much city for me to want to have to worry about our bikes getting stolen.
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Old 06-17-10, 09:37 PM   #2
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Come on, admit it guys (and gals), you want to go too
Yes I do!!! I'll have to settle with 2/3 days of riding this weekend, since the wife will be gone and I am a bachelor until Sunday night. Enjoy!!!
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Old 06-17-10, 11:44 PM   #4
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The countdown starts now....T-Minus 58 hours - Leaving on Sunday morning with my son on our second annual "Cat's in the Cradle" fathers day trip.

Sunday - Chattanooga TN - Got a $179 room downtown (Sheraton Read House Hotel)
for $40 on Priceline, located in between two local micro breweries

Monday - Bryson City, NC - Whitewater in the a.m. and mountain biking at TSALI in the late afternoon - Monday evening at Nantahala Brewing Company

Tuesday - More TSALI single track trail riding - Tuesday evening in Asheville, NC ($190 room for $45 for Tue & Wed) - French Broad Brewing Company tour.

Wednesday - In the a.m. Blue Ridge Parkway and a hike to the top of the highest point east of the rocky mountains, Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft) - The afternoon and evening, I have arranged a tour that includes transportation from our hotel to Highland Brewing Co., Pisgah Brewing Co., and finally, Asheville Brewery and Pizza for dinner and then a return to the hotel.

Come on, admit it guys (and gals), you want to go too

I am hoping for no more than a 5 lb weight gain for this trip Pictures to follow. I am actually going to rent my bike for this trip. Too much city for me to want to have to worry about our bikes getting stolen.
Yes, I'd love to go. It's a pity I can't. I've never mountain biked, done whitewater, or hiked so high.
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Cool man! I worked in Asheville several years and French Broad and Asheville breweries are producers of fine, high quality libations! Be sure to take a jacket up to Mt. Mitchell, the temp will easily vary by 20 degrees. Have a blast!
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Sounds fantastic! I'm jealous. Have a wonderful time!!
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Have a stout or two for me
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I promise I will. I will even have a couple of Belgian's, a Trappist and a Double and Triple in your honor as well
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