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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 06-11-11, 04:24 PM   #1
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Chicagoland clydes/athenas.

WHERE YOU AT?

Looking for a possible riding partner.. post up.

Lindenhurst, here.. (Gurnee area)
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Old 06-11-11, 08:47 PM   #2
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I'm near Antioch It would be nice to have a riding partner. I'm working out of town for the moment but hopefully be back.
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Old 06-11-11, 09:41 PM   #3
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What do you ride? Trails.. pavement ?

My problem lies in the fact that my gf is from Waukesha and no one else wants to ride with me, and I hate going alone. if I could find one or several people to ride with in my area, that'd definitely be a huge plus.
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I've got a Trek 7.5 so probably do better on pavement. What about you?

I'm trying hard to get my son to ride with me. He's away for the summer so hoping in the fall he'll ride with me. My husband has very bad arthritis and was just diagnosed with a low grade Leukemia. Makes his immune system low but Dr says he's going to be fine. Anyway because of his arthritis we got him an electric bike. I think just the moving helps his joints.
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Old 06-12-11, 12:35 AM   #5
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Here's a googlemaps link showing what some of the stuff in our area is for trails, whether it be chip, limestone, paved.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...&z=11&lci=bike

Should show up.

Pavement usually or limestone trails (there's a lot around us actually)

Those 7.5 fx's are actually good on crush limestone surprisingly enough. What kind of electric bike did you guys get him?
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Also .. side note, I think swimming could help his joints by moving in a low pressure situation.. should give it a shot
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I am down around Bloomingdale. Usually ride with my club, Athletes By Design (ABD Cycling) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and I run the Wednesday Night Training Crits out at Pella Windows (aka the Pelladrome) out in West Chicago.
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Im in chicago, but right by 90 and 94 so i am down for a weekend ride here and there.
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Im in chicago, but right by 90 and 94 so i am down for a weekend ride here and there.
Irving park ish?
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few block north of the "ish" part
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Slow - I'm in Grayslake

I do mostly road riding right now, because my MTB is in need of some serious love.

I really want to replace it, but funds are tight. A tuneup would do wonders for it, so if I did that I could definitely ride some of the trails with ya
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I'm in Westmont, around Downers Grove and Clarendon Hills, doesn't sound like yuo guys are too close
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I am in Hoffman Estates. Riding Poplar Creek and Busse Woods trails several times a week.

Here are some good links to find rides around Chicago area:

http://www.meetup.com/chicagoland-bicycling/

http://www.thechainlink.org/
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Slow - I'm in Grayslake

I do mostly road riding right now, because my MTB is in need of some serious love.

I really want to replace it, but funds are tight. A tuneup would do wonders for it, so if I did that I could definitely ride some of the trails with ya
What is all wrong with it? I could likely help you out and save you a ton of money over going to a LBS with it. I've done most stuff related to bicycles, I could help you out with it since I'm local. Lemmie know.

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Funny, there's not a lot wrong with it ... like I said a tune up would do it wonders ... It's 14 years old and has really never had a tune up ... and honestly, never needed it til last year.

But at 14 it could use some new rubber (which I could do easily).

Thinking maybe over the winter I'll do a complete overhaul of it ... taking it apart, installing new cables, new brake pads, etc ...
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If you need to know how to tune everything, I can help ya either way. I just like wrenching on things whether it's bikes or cars, hahahah
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