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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 03-19-11, 05:43 PM   #1
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New bike, crappy weather

I got a new Salsa Vaya today. I got to ride it around the block at the bike store. But we have rain and a chance for hail so I cant ride it today. It was a sweet ride for a block though.
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Old 03-19-11, 05:47 PM   #2
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Congrats, sorry about the weather. Hopefully tomorrow, I had to wait a week when I got my new bike due to weather.
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Old 03-19-11, 06:06 PM   #3
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I know how you feel. We were spoiled by perfect weather for quite a while, now we're being punished with cold, miserable, rainy garbage Wind 23 mph gusting to 41 mph, no end in sight. Right when my weight loss was starting to accelerate. Figures. I'm not into the whole trainer thing and I don't even own one, so I'm antsy!
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Old 03-19-11, 06:10 PM   #4
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I ride year round. However there was a time when I bought my touring bike (early December) that the weather did not cooperate. I had to wait until I could get fenders before I took it out into the slop ;-).
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Old 03-19-11, 06:32 PM   #5
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I ride year round. However there was a time when I bought my touring bike (early December) that the weather did not cooperate. I had to wait until I could get fenders before I took it out into the slop ;-).
I live in a neighborhood full of very old, tall trees. For me it becomes a safety issue when the wind is gusting 30-40 mph or higher. I've seen plenty of crushed cars and even a destroyed house due to these trees toppling in storms. I wouldn't stand a chance if one of those big branches fell on me.

Other than that, I ride year round too.
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Old 03-19-11, 07:11 PM   #6
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My new bike arrived January 28th. I was able to take it out for the first time March 16th and was not sure I should have then. We still have sand and salt on the roads from the winter so being a new bike I have been hesitant to take it out.
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I'm on some occasions Not riding in the rain..
Strong Gale headwinds are quite entertaining to ride in.
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Old 03-22-11, 06:28 AM   #8
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Grats on the new bike and enjoy!

Here it's gorgeous weather, warmest day of the year and.... I'm stuck with laundry. Grrrr.
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