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    So long to my Clydeness, but never goodbye.

    Haven't been posting here much for quite some time, but thought of the place this morning when I weighed in at 193#. I have been under 200 for a few weeks now and anticipate getting under 190# during racing season (I am 6'4").

    I started out mostly riding my MTB on the MUP in September 2008. This forum was a great place to find support and share common experiences with others who would not quite fit in Schleck's bibs. I started out at around 260#, was on BP meds and could barely manage 15 miles on the MUP without a break.

    I chose to focus on cycling as a sport and after progressing through the various levels of local group rides, joined a race team and have started racing with them this season. For me this worked as weight loss was not the only focus. What ever my race results being off the BP meds and dropping the weight has been like being reborn at 45...... that said I will win a stupid race.

    So thanks to all for being here and sharing. This forum can help if you let it.

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    my first race as a cat 5.

    Last edited by Herbie53; 06-13-11 at 09:24 PM.
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    congrats man.

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    Good for you, that is a great achievement on a number of fronts. Not the least of which is as adding many years to your life.

    Good luck with the racing.

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    and of course

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    Congrats on the weight loss and here's to getting that first win!

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    Congratulations That must be a great feeling! I hope to say goodbye to Athena status within the next month or two.

    Good luck with the racing

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    Awesome!! Congratulations, and thanks for the inspiration!!

    Cool race pic too!
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    That is so fantastic, man! Way to go!
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    Congrats on the weight loss, entering the racing scene, and a big "HELLYEAH" to sailing too!
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    Great job on your weight loss! Congrats !!

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    thanks all and good luck on getting to wherever you are going on your bike too.
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    Hey Beanz, I heard on the other side of the interweb that you do not like skinny people. While I do not consider myself all that skinny, I have noticed that you do not respond to my posts anymore.

    I was even going to ride GMR with you once. Where is the luv man?
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    Bravo!

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    Dang... I started riding about the same time and am still over 200 and do not race.... oh well....anyway seriously congrats on the achievement! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    snip....

    ...... that said I will win a stupid race.

    ...snip
    did it.

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    congrats
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    Awesome! Congrats and good luck with your racing.

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    Congrats on both the weight loss and your cycling victory! Totally friggin' awesome !

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