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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 09-02-11, 04:10 AM   #1
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300 miles a month club - September edition

OK folks, roll up to subscribe to the greatest ever group in the heavy riders section. I know for a fact I won't hit 300 miles in September but since nobody else started the thread I did it for y'aaaaaaaaalls.
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Old 09-02-11, 04:10 AM   #2
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Sep 01 - 29 miles

Total 29 miles
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I'm hoping to do a bit more than 300 this month, but I'm gonna start here :-)

9/1 1.4mi
9/2 2.8mi
9/3 32.6mi
9/5 20.3mi
9/8 2.8mi
9/9 2.8mi
9/11 24mi
9/12 13.8mi
9/13 10.3mi
9/14 41.0mi
9/16 29.8mi
9/18 52.5 mi
9/19 8.8 mi
9/20 29 mi
9/21 3.7 mi
9/24 30.3
9/25 20.0
9/29 12
Total: 337.9

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Old 09-02-11, 06:59 AM   #4
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I'm in!

Got 12 miles yesterday....

9/01/11 - 12
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Old 09-02-11, 07:01 AM   #5
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I'm in too.

9/1/11: 30.84 miles, but interspersed throughout the day
9/2/11: 5.14 miles
9/3/11: 10.10 miles, averaging 11.5 (which is good for me, I am trying to get to a 12mph average )
9/4/11: Off, traveling
9/5/11: 12.32, planned for more and didn't feel like it so I quit
9/6 and 9/7: off, shoveled dirt
9/8: 14.7
9/9: off
9/10: 50 on a charity ride, my fastest and longest ever.
9/11: off. Mowed a long neglected lawn.
8/12: 9 miles, hilly
8/13 and 14: Off and cold. I did walk though
9/15: 15.52
9/16: off and bitter cold
9/17: 4 miles, cold and windy
9/18: rain all day
9/19: 18.5
9/24: 16.6
9/27: 4.78 meh
9/29: Down to Iowa, 23.56 in the wind and
9/30: 7.72 on dirt hilly MUP. Fun! No one else on the entire trail.

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Old 09-02-11, 07:32 AM   #6
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I'm in .... 199 last month, but no vacation planned, no excuses this month
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Old 09-02-11, 03:25 PM   #7
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Gonna be tough because I will be out of town until the 6th, but I like a challenge, and hit 220 miles a little too easily last month. So put me down for 300.
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I posted in the 150-250 also before this one was started, but Im going to try to get atleast 300 miles this month. I was just over 200 last month. I think I can do it.
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Old 09-02-11, 07:08 PM   #9
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I'm in.

9/2 - 28 miles.

272 to go.
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I'm in for September; off to a strong start with 38.
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I'm in to try this again. If I can keep the wheels on the bike, I'm pretty sure I can do this!

I got started this evening in the near record heat!

9/2 - 19 miles

19 miles completed
281 miles to go
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Old 09-02-11, 08:37 PM   #12
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Trying to get back on the bike since were "supposed" to be done with the 105+ drgree days.
09/02 - 6.75mi road
09/03 - 12mi: MTB - Mea Simmons Park, Lubbock, TX
09/05 - 15mi: MTB - Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, TX
09/06 - 10mi road, cummute to office and back with 3yr old daughter and trailer aka 50lb parachute




256.25mi to go

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Old 09-03-11, 07:40 AM   #13
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9/2 - 12 miles

Total - 12 miles
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Sep 01 - 29 miles
Sep 03 - 30 miles

Total 59 miles
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Old 09-03-11, 12:47 PM   #15
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9/2 - 38 miles (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/111224932 and http://connect.garmin.com/activity/111340429)
9/3 - 25 miles (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/111547071)
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63 miles. 21%

Weatherman said it was going to pour all day today and tomorrow, and it'll be clear on Monday. So I decided I'll make my 100 mile attempt on Monday and rest today and tomorrow. But then I looked outside, beautiful clear blue skies. Honestly, the weatherman hasn't even been close to accurate in over a month now. I'm not sure why I even bother listening.

So I decided to try out a 30 mile hill route I had planned out a few weeks back. In my haste to leave I forgot to review the route to make sure it was really 30 miles, so I started worrying along the way that I may have taken a longer-than-30 mile route. Bothersome for 3 reasons: It was hot as hell out, I only had 30 miles worth of water, and there are no gas stations or stores on the route.

Sure enough, the hills and the heat killed me. Felt like puking for a while. Realised that my new 27 tooth low gear is still not nearly low enough for some crazy ass steep hills. Cadence fell to 50 at times on some of the hills. Luckily, what goes up must come down, so the 2nd half of the trip I got to descend those 1000 feet I just climbed. Unfortunately I took a wrong turn and accidentally shortened the trip by 5 miles to make it 25 instead of 30. Oh well. It was hot as hell, I can do without the extra 5.
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I'm in.

9/2 - 28 miles.
9/3 - 36.45

64.45

235.55 total
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Another hot one out there today!

9/2 - 19 miles
9/3 - 37.5 miles (longest ride to date!)

56.5 miles completed
243.5 miles to go
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I rode 286 last month and it was my first month riding a bike. I found I had to take some days to rest my body. I noticed I had some numbness in my hands while riding, tweeked my back at the end of the month doing something else and missed some days. I hope to exceed 300 in Sept, also turning 47 in Sept. Fighting to stay in shape
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Old 09-03-11, 10:23 PM   #19
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Both Gina and I did 300+ last month so we will try again. Today was only 15, a hilly 15 on a hot day. 3 day weekend so we got plenty of time.

A HOT 15 miles to start for the both of us.

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Old 09-04-11, 01:44 PM   #20
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Sign me up for 300 this month. Last month I hit 240, and with school in full swing now I hope I can get to 300.
9/2 - 33.2 miles --> nice and hilly in the middle, but I tanked at mile 28 and kinda limped back home
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I'm in.

9/2 - 28 miles.
9/3 - 36.45
9/4 - 21.25

85.70 - total

214.30 - remaining.
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Old 09-05-11, 12:46 PM   #22
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I'm In.
9-3 50 miles
9-5 32 miles

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Old 09-05-11, 02:38 PM   #23
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I'm in as well.

1st, 18 miles
3rd, 40 miles
5th, 22 miles

Have family duties two weekends, but also have a century scheduled so it is very doable.
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9/2 - 12 miles
9/5 - 21 miles

Total - 33 miles
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9/2 - 28.00 miles.
9/3 - 36.45
9/4 - 21.25
9/5 - 29.65

115.35 - total

184.65 - remaining.
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