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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 08-18-11, 10:14 PM   #1
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New Clyde Intro

Just wanted to take a second and introduce myself here since this is were I belong.

My name is Mike and I decided to start biking again after feeling as though I were about to die back in May of this year. I went hiking with a freind and could not keep up to save my life. It was about an 8 mile hike and a pretty decent change in elevation. It was a beautiful hike but at 5'10" and almost 290lbs I felt it was time for a change. I got home and dug the bike out of the garage. Started riding a little bit and put on 44 miles over the month. In July I was getting back into the hang of things and tradded up my $100 Target MTB for a Trek FX 7.3. Since July 18th I have logged about 327 miles on the new bike with a day long total of 35 miles. I have hit a plateau at about 270lbs as far as weight loss goes but know that is partly because of the muscle that I am building while riding. Its more about a how I feel rather than a how I look at this point. I know the how I look will come with time. At any rate here is a pic of the new bike on one of my rides.


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Old 08-18-11, 11:01 PM   #2
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welcome, keep at it and enjoy yourself.
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Welcome aboard and good job on the weight loss!
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Old 08-19-11, 03:35 AM   #4
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welcome aboard! Where abouts are you from?
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Nice bike. nice start. Welcome
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Old 08-19-11, 06:28 AM   #6
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Old 08-19-11, 06:58 AM   #7
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thats a pretty nifty ride you got there. welcome to the club
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I am from Upstate NY in Binghamton, NY. I have looked into local clubs but seems as though it goes from one extreem to the other. I tried one ride which was way to slow 5-7 mph average speed. They also do other ride but the speed they are listing are a little higher than I am comfortable with just yet. So I do a lot of my riding by myself. I would love to have a riding partner but the wife has no desire to ride with me. I have a friend who will from time to time but again a lack of desire to ride longer distances.
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there is a guy named Ray that we ride with in NY. Great guy. We sometimes all get together (like today for example) that we will alll ride together. Would be a little drive for you but a hell of a lot of fun!
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