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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 11-11-12, 01:13 PM   #1
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Well the ride was this morning. Got there and temperature was 72 90% humidity with 25mph winds. The first 18 miles where really fast, yeah all tailwind. so rounding that 18 mile mark we get to turn into the wind and hit a hill. Got down to one away from my lowest gear. I did actually hit the lowest gear twice. I only stopped at the rest stops. I went sub 6mph for some of those hills, but I never stopped! I was able to finish the 36 miles with eight minutes to spare. Only caught a few sprinkles in the last mile.

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Good weekend my team knocks of #1 in the land and I finished the first ride goal.
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Old 11-11-12, 04:57 PM   #2
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great job! Yes those headwinds can be a killer. Almost best to chill out on the tailwind to save energy for the headwind.
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Thanks, yea I was not pushing the first half. Averaging +2mph had me really nervous
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Gig 'em and congrats on finishing your ride.
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Good job. When's the next?
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I think I'll have to add 12 miles and hit my age!
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