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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 08-15-11, 02:05 PM   #1
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131 mile Clyde Ryde

I hesitated to post this since it's essentially a cross post but I figure there are other clydes here that don't frequent the 50+ group and it might be of some small interest. I've dropped about 65lbs and weigh in at about 215 now and need to drop another 25 lb or so but I'm at a plateau for sure. That being said, three days ago I rode from Denali Natl Park area, Northward back to my house for a total of 131 miles over 9.5 hrs in the saddle and about two hours of resting/eating/stopping here and there thrown in.
the garmin connect data tells all http://connect.garmin.com/activity/106055038 but it lies regarding the max speed. I never hit 70.9 mph. The graph was probably more accurate than the data on the sidebar. It's taken me about a year and a half... last summer, last winter and this summer to go from less than a mile to this ride. I could not have done it if I had been working full time (I'm mostly retired). Alaskan winters don't help but I do spinning and have winter bikes too so I was able to hold the line during last winter and hope to not gain any weight back this winter. It's a scary time as most clydes/athena's can relate to when you're working at losing weight and see less exercise in your future.
This was a good birthday challenge and I had bail-out points setup with my wife so I could call and cry if I had to 'cause I was not at all sure I'd pull it off. Finished strong and could have done 25 more without question. Sweet.
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Old 08-15-11, 02:14 PM   #2
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Nice... congrats!
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I hesitated to post this since it's essentially a cross post but I figure there are other clydes here that don't frequent the 50+ group and it might be of some small interest. I've dropped about 65lbs and weigh in at about 215 now and need to drop another 25 lb or so but I'm at a plateau for sure. That being said, three days ago I rode from Denali Natl Park area, Northward back to my house for a total of 131 miles over 9.5 hrs in the saddle and about two hours of resting/eating/stopping here and there thrown in.
the garmin connect data tells all http://connect.garmin.com/activity/106055038 but it lies regarding the max speed. I never hit 70.9 mph. The graph was probably more accurate than the data on the sidebar. It's taken me about a year and a half... last summer, last winter and this summer to go from less than a mile to this ride. I could not have done it if I had been working full time (I'm mostly retired). Alaskan winters don't help but I do spinning and have winter bikes too so I was able to hold the line during last winter and hope to not gain any weight back this winter. It's a scary time as most clydes/athena's can relate to when you're working at losing weight and see less exercise in your future.
This was a good birthday challenge and I had bail-out points setup with my wife so I could call and cry if I had to 'cause I was not at all sure I'd pull it off. Finished strong and could have done 25 more without question. Sweet.
Turn the Garmin off before you put the bike in the car It keeps you from having those huge bursts of speed
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Major kudos for an outstanding ride.
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For those with a Garmin 500, one explanation I was given is that these high anomalous readings can come from having the sensor on the crank set just a bit too close to the magnet. Dunno if that is actually what caused it but it's as good an explanation as I have.
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Fantastic achievement, well done
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Congrats on a great ride! Hope you have many more.
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