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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 07-17-11, 01:53 PM   #1
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Re-Introduction & Holy Cow, I bought my FIRST road bike!!

Hi folks....... I've mostly been a lurker around here. I introduced myself a couple of years ago, but the whole riding/weight loss thing just didn't click for me @ the time. I'm glad to say, things have changed for me the past few months. Since January 3, 2011, I've dropped 96 lbs, and I feel great! I still have a ways to go (I'm 221) but I'm confident I will reach my goals. In April, I bought a Trek Mamba 29er, and between that, hiking, and eating 1750-2000 calories a day, everything has really come together for me.

So......... my plan was to purchase a road bike in the springtime....... between watching the tour on television, and seeing those Trek commercials (Madone 3.1's for $1699) plus 12 months same as cash w/ Trek card.....I decided to take a peek @ one of the local dealers and test the waters. Yesterday I rode a Trek 2.3, and a Trek Madone 3.1 a couple times, and today I went back and rode both again......and decided to give a Felt Z5 a spin. What can I say, I loved it .... fast and comfortable. I bought the Felt..........going in for a fitting later this week! I'm psyched!!

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Old 07-17-11, 02:09 PM   #2
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Soon you will be buying a matching kit to ride in, and dropping all of us clydes!

Ride on, and have fun!
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Old 07-17-11, 04:08 PM   #3
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The Z5 is a nice bike. I was hoping to get one until budget issues intervened.
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Old 07-17-11, 05:48 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Matching kit? Not likely.....LOL I'm more of a "super underpants" under regular shorts kinda guy. For now, at least!! I've been inspird by many folks on this site, so THANKS!!!
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Old 07-17-11, 06:15 PM   #5
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Congrats on the weight loss and the new ride! 96lbs since January is awesome. I would suggest some proper bike shorts, they will make a world of difference. As will a cycling jersey (or some type of moisture wicking shirt).
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Old 07-18-11, 06:57 PM   #6
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Thanks! While mountainbikng, I've been wearing padded shorts (REI's brand) under cargo shorts. That's been working well for me so far. I've got to eventually get to the point where I feel comfortable with tighter clothing, but I'm not there yet.

Fit and pickup tomorrow afternoon, and first "real" ride on my new toy! I"m psyched!!
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Old 07-19-11, 07:31 AM   #7
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BTW Pics or you only bought it in your dreams.
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Old 07-19-11, 04:01 PM   #8
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BTW Pics or you only bought it in your dreams.
Good point!

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Old 07-19-11, 04:42 PM   #9
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Upside down pics don't count!!! (Unless you're from Australia) (J/K!!!!!)

Great job on the weight loss & congrats on your new ride!!!!!
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