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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 02-20-11, 04:54 PM   #1
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Well, I broke the 100lb mark

I was 340 lbs June 2010. As of today, I'm 238. I was a size 54, now I'm fitting into a 40. My goal is about 180 - so I still have a way to go.

Started with a Fuji Crosstown 4.0 comfort bike. I've literally rode the drive train off of it. It is in the shop being overhauled now. I rode the tires bald. I put over 2000 miles on it.

I broke down and got me a Surly Cross Check last Thursday. I've already put 110 miles on the bike. Never thought I'd spend a grand on a bike. Boy is it a beautiful thing though.

Thought I'd stop back by and say hi and encourage others to point their bike down the highway and go
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Old 02-20-11, 04:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations! and keep at it!
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Old 02-20-11, 05:18 PM   #3
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There's something magical when the big digit changes. Congratulations.
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Old 02-20-11, 05:21 PM   #4
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Old 02-20-11, 05:21 PM   #5
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Old 02-20-11, 05:33 PM   #6
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Before/After pics?
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Old 02-20-11, 05:44 PM   #7
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Awesome!

And what great motivation for the rest of us!
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Old 02-20-11, 05:49 PM   #8
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Congratulations

An absolutely great accomplishment, keep it going.
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Old 02-20-11, 06:12 PM   #9
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congrats l also would like to see pics
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Old 02-20-11, 06:46 PM   #10
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Old 02-20-11, 06:46 PM   #11
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I was 340 lbs June 2010. As of today, I'm 238. I was a size 54, now I'm fitting into a 40. My goal is about 180 - so I still have a way to go.

Started with a Fuji Crosstown 4.0 comfort bike. I've literally rode the drive train off of it. It is in the shop being overhauled now. I rode the tires bald. I put over 2000 miles on it.

I broke down and got me a Surly Cross Check last Thursday. I've already put 110 miles on the bike. Never thought I'd spend a grand on a bike. Boy is it a beautiful thing though.

Thought I'd stop back by and say hi and encourage others to point their bike down the highway and go
Awesome motivation! Congrats!
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Old 02-20-11, 08:15 PM   #13
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Congrats and keep up the good lifestyle.
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Old 02-20-11, 10:59 PM   #14
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I'm reading a great book that deals with the obesity problem in the US.....The End of Overeating...the problem is partly our genetic history, and how the food industry and resturants exploit it....and partly our poor choices
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Old 02-21-11, 02:18 AM   #15
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Congratulations!!! That's gotta feel great! Keep it up and do post pics .... of you and your new ride.
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Old 02-21-11, 02:48 AM   #16
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Way to go!
Keep it up.
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Old 02-21-11, 03:40 AM   #17
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Congrats! That's an awesome accomplishment.
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Old 02-21-11, 05:21 AM   #18
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Terrific job! Congratulations!
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Old 02-21-11, 11:28 AM   #19
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Old 02-21-11, 02:34 PM   #20
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Congrats! Great to hear!!
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Old 02-23-11, 02:43 PM   #21
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Congratulations! What an encouragement for the rest of us.

What's your cycling routing? What other changes did you make?
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