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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 05-29-11, 10:27 AM   #1
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Second 30 mile loop

Well I did a 30 mile look last week and it nearly killed me, this week I made some changes and it went much smoother.

#1 I brought 2 bottles this time, one was a frozen bottle of thinly-mixed Gatorade that at the 2 hour mark was nice and cold. My energy level after the 2 hour mark was greatly improved and so I didn't slow to a snails pace after that.

#2 I have a mountain bike with straight bars, on hills and other areas I find I am putting a lot of pressure on my hands leading to numbness. I am moving my hands closer to the center of the bars during this time, the numbness is reduced and I find that I can push a bit harder and the wind isn't pushing on me as much.

#3 I took a small break to investigate one of the small cemeteries I pass along my route. I felt a bit guilty about intruding on the grounds, but it is a historic landmark. So I wandered around taking shots with my old iPhone. The gravestones were very old for the most part...

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But after I got home, I still have some energy left and feel great.

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Old 05-29-11, 10:36 AM   #2
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B.R, Do you have bar ends on the handlebars? Excellant hand hold for climbing and for an extra hand position. Facebook pics didn't work.

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Old 05-29-11, 10:54 AM   #3
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I do not have bar ends, they are on the 'to buy' list, right after the IRS gets done with me.

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