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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, 09:32 PM   #1
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Went for a 1.6 mile ride tonight

Got the kids together, wife.. pumped up 8 tires to the appropriate pressure, filled 5 water bottles, rolled 4 bikes out into the driveway, fired up the GPS... rode up the nasty hill that is my driveway and about 1.6 miles down the road.

Pssssssssss.

Went for a 1.6 mile walk home while the wife and kids finished their ride.

Turns out the blowout I sustained the other day (landed in a weird concrete rut avoiding my daughter) also damaged my tire...

So I'm walking my bike home (barefoot) and some totally cool other biker dude says "Hey, you OK?"
and I said "yep, blew out my tire"
"Do you need a tube or anything?"
"Nope, just a tire."

Which of course restored my faith in humanity.
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Old 07-17-11, 09:48 PM   #2
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Heh, I didn't even make it as far as you did tonight. I drove to the trail I ride on and my front tire was flat. I didn't even notice it earlier in the day(cause I leave my bike in my jeep and ride around with it). I couldn't believe I just noticed it was flat when it's after 7pm and I'm at the trail ready to ride. It was nice out too, what a bummer.
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Old 07-17-11, 09:55 PM   #3
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Did you at least go for a walk? I went for a walk.
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Old 07-17-11, 09:59 PM   #4
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Yea I did decide to walk instead, a little jog here and there too.(Doesn't take much jogging to get a 390lb guy winded)
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Well that sucks, at least you weren't 10 miles from home. It does make you feel good when a stranger offers to help out of the kindness of their heart.
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why were you barefoot? O_o
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