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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 03-13-12, 03:19 PM   #1
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Why I Like Clydesdale/Athenas Forum . . .

. . . Because we're changing and saving our lives! Yeah!!!
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Old 03-13-12, 03:31 PM   #2
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You didn't wander into the 41 did you?

Or did you get good news from a doctor?
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I yearn for the day that I'm sub 200. Im going to do it this year
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I was gonna say, wander over to the road forum for a while and you'll have a different appreciation for the C&A forum.
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I like it because it has good advice , great people and we don't get bashed for going off topic
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Agreed. I love this side of the forum. When I first came here, I made the mistake of going over to the roady side and introduced myself. The first few people said "hey fatty, go over here". I like it here.
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Amen!!
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I've gotten under 200 lbs again (just barely - 198 this morning...), and hope to get to about 155 by mid to late summer. That'll take me well into the normal range of BMI, but I'd still be considered a fatty on the roadie forum at that weight and my height, I think.

Even under 200 lbs, I still plan to hang out here. The way I see it, I'm kind of a "clyde in recovery".
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I like this forum as well as the 50+ ones because it's not mainstream thinking. How fast or how far you ride isn't the issue. Just the fact that we are riding is enough.
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Agreed. I love this side of the forum. When I first came here, I made the mistake of going over to the roady side and introduced myself. The first few people said "hey fatty, go over here". I like it here.
HaHaHaHaHa. That's funny ****. LoL
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I like it because at 220 and disabled, I'm not going to be racing any time soon. I can happily put in 50 miles, I just do it at a very leisurely pace for some.... with coffee and apple pie breaks at cute cafes. All that "zomg I have a X gram front derailleur" stuff is for the birdies. Dude, my apple pie weighs more than your derailleur... and if I add some whipped cream it might beat your rear derailleur too.
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Man we need a like button on this thing. As I told a guy who laughed at me on my bike i said I am the fattest fit man you will ever know! Thanks for this wonderful place to call home.
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I like it because at 220 and disabled, I'm not going to be racing any time soon. I can happily put in 50 miles, I just do it at a very leisurely pace for some.... with coffee and apple pie breaks at cute cafes. All that "zomg I have a X gram front derailleur" stuff is for the birdies. Dude, my apple pie weighs more than your derailleur... and if I add some whipped cream it might beat your rear derailleur too.
Hell yes! When you are a bigger rider, does it really matter about saving grams on the bike. Um... no!
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Plus most of the skinny riders do not come out in the winter time. They are nice weather riders. We have insulation... free at charge thank you very much!
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... because where else am I going to fit?
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Plus most of the skinny riders do not come out in the winter time. They are nice weather riders. We have insulation... free at charge thank you very much!
I have been saying that every time someone asked me if i was cold... "nope (patting my belly,) I gots me a protective layer of blubber...."
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Around here you see way more skinny bikers out in the cold than well-padded ones.
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I've made the mistake of venturing into the Road Cycling section. That's a rough crowd in there! Way more supportive atmosphere in here!
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Around here you see way more skinny bikers out in the cold than well-padded ones.
Thats interesting. This winter, I asked people in Dec and Jan (our colder spells for this year) if they were riding and I would get the "heck no. It is freezing out there". I got the same response the other day and it was 60 degrees. Thats shorts and short sleeve shirts for me kinda weather.
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I've made the mistake of venturing into the Road Cycling section. That's a rough crowd in there! Way more supportive atmosphere in here!
agreed! Its always HTFU over there.
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agreed! Its always HTFU over there.
Sometimes it's HTFU here too, but said in the most loving, supportive way possible.
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This subforum is one of my favorite places on the net. Even though I'm 20lbs below clyde now you were all supportive of me when I first showed up. I've got a bit more I'd like to lose though. Otherwise, I stick around because the personalities I've encountered here are awesome...
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I'll probably never go below 200, but the inspiration on this forum has helped me stay motivated during my weight loss journey. Thanks to all for your help!!!
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