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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 08-13-11, 10:35 AM   #1
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Today was step #1!

A thousand mile journey begins with one step.... And today was step one.

My last real ride almost 2 1/2 years ago was a 45 mile 18.5 mph ave.... 2 1/2 years later, 50 extra lbs, 2 kids, asthma, and allergies I got back on for my 1st ride.

18.2 with a 14.3 average...... I don't care how slow or how short, it's still step one
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Old 08-13-11, 02:35 PM   #2
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Good on ya for taking that step. Keep at it!
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Old 08-13-11, 02:48 PM   #3
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18 miles is great.... beats my 3 miles on my first ride after 12 years.
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Old 08-13-11, 02:56 PM   #4
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WoW 18 miles for a 1st ride? Good for you!!!
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18 miles is jumping back in with both feet.
Good on you !
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WoW 18 miles for a 1st ride? Good for you!!!
AND at 14.3mph average...

After 3 months of intense training I'm FINALLY around that speed for ~20 mile trips. To do it on your first try is spectacular.
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Old 08-13-11, 03:29 PM   #7
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Yeah, I think my first ride was 8 miles at about 10 MPH.

Nice speed and ride
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Excellent first step! Congratulations!
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