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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 06-29-12, 10:22 PM   #1
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Burning legs reminds me to pull them out of the fire

Im not sure there is advice to give here, but someday I hope to remember to do stuff before my legs start burning rather than after.

My legs will start to burn and then I remember to relax them, pedal through, use both legs equally, and breath.

The funny thing is, I relax and remember to pedal circles and the burning stops as I actually start going faster.

I'll be happy when I don't have to think about it so much.

It's getting better though. 30 days ago I rode 10 miles at 12mph and was dead. Today I rode 16 miles at 15 mph and was able to power up that last hill of the ride without crying.
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Old 06-30-12, 09:25 AM   #2
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It keeps getting better.

I know you are working hard at it and also losing weight. I am also always thinking of things to tweak as I ride. Can't believe how much improvement I've seen since I started riding more seriously. Can't believe it's only been since April.
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