My understanding is that an Athena is >150 lbs. So this place seems fitting for me. Especially since everyone I bike with is super fit and light,so it's nice to have a place where there are others on the heavier side. I started out very heavy several years ago, lost 85 lbs but have since gained back 40 lbs in the past 2 years. I had a few injuries, had knee surgery, combined with work/life balance, the weight just piled back on. I am now trying to shed it again. I do both road and MTB. I have never ridden at this weight before, so I'm really noticing the difference (hills are killing me).
Here I was 10 years ago:
Here I was two years ago:
Last summer, 20 lbs heavier:
Here I am now, 40 lbs heavier and officially a work in progress:
In my road rides, I'm having a tougher time staying with the group once we hit the first hill. On my MTB, I'm walking up a heck of a lot of hills.
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm from New Brunswick, Canada. I joined the Strava Clydesdale group and have been following some people on there I love Strava as I like to focus on my personal records. It's also quite entertaining as we have very few women on it in my city, so I'm QOM for lots of parts despite my being pathetically slow