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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 06-28-12, 10:20 PM   #1
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progress

I am finally starting to see some progress in my riding.

I did two rides this week, that I could not have completed a month ago.

I climbed 1700 feet in 8 miles in an hour and then today I rode a 40 minute interval at 18.4 mph solo and didnt die!

I know these are no real accomplishment to most riders, but I feel good about being to do something at the end of this month, that I could have never done last month.

Kinda makes me want to do more
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Old 06-29-12, 06:30 AM   #2
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No real accomplishment? I don't think so. Congrats on the improvement, and keep building on it.
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Old 06-29-12, 06:34 AM   #3
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sounds like awesome accomplishments to me.
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Old 06-29-12, 09:48 AM   #4
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Awesome! The end of the month is a great time to reflect on things that you are able to do now that you couldn't do 30 days ago!
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Yah...never compare yourself to other riders. You admit that you are doing things now that you couldn't a month ago. THAT is GREAT!!!! Next month, you'll be doing stuff that you couldn't do today. That will be even better. Just keep it up, push yourself, and measure your accomplishments against your own performance. That is the only thing that matters! Nice work!
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Progress is great. The reward of hard work. Keep it up!
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Old 06-29-12, 10:26 AM   #7
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Sounds like serious accomplishments to me! Like others have said you couldn't do these things a month ago and now you CAN! Kudos are definitely in order!
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No doubt.

Vesteroid's accomplishments are a big deal in my book. Heck, I can't hold 18 mph for 40 minutes.

My commute in is 20 miles and it takes me 1.5 hours to do it. That's around 13.5 MPH (if I'm doing the math correctly). I couldn't even imagine his climbing number. There aren't any hills around here and I'm pretty sure if there were they'd kill me stone dead.

But, like PhotoJoe said, it's best not to compare to others. Two months ago the ride in took me 1 Hr, 50 min.

Good job, Vesteroid! AFAICS you're kicking ***!
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Lol thanks!

I am in San Diego going to taka sushi for dinner...little fish and a bottle of champagne, and hopefully a buzzed, happy wife to take back to the hotel room
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and hopefully a buzzed, happy wife to take back to the hotel room
take it from me, pace yourself after riding that hard. You really don't want a ravaging hammy cramp in the middle of happy time.
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