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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 05-26-11, 05:09 PM   #1
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New Clyde! Well, Been a Clyde for a while!

Hey all,
Just saying hey! I'm 42, 6'1" 270lb. Yeah gonna get that down. Been following you all for a bit and I look forward to some of the great results of cycling. Just brought home my new gym membership. A shiny new Marin Muirwoods 29er Urban assault vehicle.
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Old 05-26-11, 05:35 PM   #2
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Now it is time to ride until the tires are bald.
Go for it!
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Old 05-26-11, 11:24 PM   #3
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Now it is time to ride until the tires are bald.
Go for it!
Yeah, started that today. The ride with my daughter was worth every cent of that bike. Now, how do ya keep your azz from hurtin?
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Old 05-26-11, 11:44 PM   #4
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Yeah, started that today. The ride with my daughter was worth every cent of that bike. Now, how do ya keep your azz from hurtin?
Ride for a couple of weeks, you'll get used to it. If you don't then think about getting a new saddle.
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Congrats on the purchase!

The ass will hurt for a while. Just keep riding.. It gets better.
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The fact that "Muir" is in the name of your bike is enough to tip my hat to you sir. John Muir is saucesome.

If I had one piece of advice to give myself when beginning, it would be something like: work your way into intensity over time. Let your joints, tissues, and muscles prepare for the slaughter you intend to face them with.
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The fact that "Muir" is in the name of your bike is enough to tip my hat to you sir. John Muir is saucesome.

If I had one piece of advice to give myself when beginning, it would be something like: work your way into intensity over time. Let your joints, tissues, and muscles prepare for the slaughter you intend to face them with.
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Thanks so much for the advice guys! I'ma taking it easy off the bat. I'm using muscles I didn't know existed and I've been playing ice hockey on a regular basis for about the last 5 years. You betchya Mr. Muir was an awesome fella. Now, to get to ride around some of his parks and monuments!!!
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