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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 06-16-12, 07:18 PM   #1
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Completed my first metric today

Had a blast. Was my longest ride by far to date. Was a fairly easy one with about 1700 feet of climbing and finished at 15.8 mph average (still can't get over that 16 barrier lol)

But and back hurt much more than my legs
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Old 06-16-12, 08:00 PM   #2
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Well, congrats! You'll find that longer rides stress different things.
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Was it solo or with a group? If it was solo, all the more power to you. I did 1 so far this year solo, and I know how much of a pain it is.
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Great job!
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No groups lol

Had one really cool moment...came to a steep hill, there were five guys walking their bikes up...I rode it...almost died, but did it....was hella fun when I got to the top
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Did you say "Walk your dog, not your bike" on your way by them?

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Did you say "Walk your dog, not your bike" on your way by them?

I'm so going to use that - if I ever get the chance
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I couldn't have talked if I wanted to...I was breathing so hard, it wasn't funny
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Great job on the metric and making the hill without stopping. Whats next on the agenda?
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No groups lol

Had one really cool moment...came to a steep hill, there were five guys walking their bikes up...I rode it...almost died, but did it....was hella fun when I got to the top
Congrats! Good time as well. I know how much fun it is even if it it hurts to ride by folks that are walking their bikes; using guts and determination to do so will pay dividends in increased fitness over time. TrojanHorse is funny as long as it is just a thought; to say such a thing IMHO is just flat rude. Perhaps he has been spending too much time reading the 41.
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Had a blast. Was my longest ride by far to date. Was a fairly easy one with about 1700 feet of climbing and finished at 15.8 mph average (still can't get over that 16 barrier lol)

But and back hurt much more than my legs
Great job on the metric! As to the butt and back pain, you could try a recumbent! I did 101 miles Saturday on mine, my legs were tired afterwards...

Semper Fi
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I feel stupid for asking as everybody else clearly knows and I ride a minimum of 5000 kms/year but What is a ''metric'' and what is a ''century''? what distance is it?

Sorry.
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century here refers to rides of 100 miles

Metric century is 100K or 63.5 miles (I think)
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