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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 12-31-12, 08:35 PM   #26
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congrats!! How's the knee holding up?
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Old 12-31-12, 08:53 PM   #27
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congrats!! How's the knee holding up?
thx... Knee is actually doing reasonably well.
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Old 12-31-12, 09:01 PM   #28
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Congrats Beach! GREAT JOB!

I am quite the photographer, nice picture if I may say so myself!
Thank you for taking them for me...
Both pics you took turned out great. I cropped them a smidge tho.

Was awesome to run into you....
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Way to go Beach! The pic Beanz took of you is great. I enjoyed the read thanks so much for taking the time to post such awesomeness.
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Old 12-31-12, 09:59 PM   #30
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In fact I think you should edit this post to include the today pic.
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I ended up ranked:

195/748 women.

325/1563 over 200lbs

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Beachgrad05, you are an inspiration. I like your pictures as I remember that area from the late '50s, early '60s, when I lived in Torrance and would wander all over Southern California. Sure looks different now.
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Beachgrad05, you are an inspiration. I like your pictures as I remember that area from the late '50s, early '60s, when I lived in Torrance and would wander all over Southern California. Sure looks different now.
Thanks for the complement. I look forward to watching your journey. This board allows me to be accountable in some ways and inspires me to get out and ride. I like to take pictures to document my rides. Occasionally I use my GoPro to make videos.
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Nice job! Truly an inspiration. Year ago when I was a tough guy, I might have been able to join you!
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This was very well done. Great to see you riding, and getting it done.

I am jealous of the weather there...I have snow everywhere.
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195/748 women.

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Awesome - excellent job.
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Well, I'm proud of you! I thought you were a little nuts when you signed up given your recent knee issues.

Well done!
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Well, I'm proud of you! I thought you were a little nuts when you signed up given your recent knee issues.

Well done!
Yes, I was nuts considering. My knee was way less troublesome than I had anticipated. If it had been painful like I had been experiencing I would have shined doing the challenge. But using patella support under a knee sleeve...helped. And the new knee support I got Sat morning along with the leg warmers both made it possible to ride the final three days.
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you found a way, good for you!
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Got my patch in mail today!

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sweet patch!!
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That is a nice patch, something to be very proud of.
The bar is now set high, do you have any ideas for an encore ?
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There's the Quarq 100 mile challenge next weekend.
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There's the Quarq 100 mile challenge next weekend.
There you are instigating again. I'm passing on that challenge LOL
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i let jsi suck me into signing up, but I dont think I will hit it in one day like the challenge says, maybe two days
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Good Job Beach! Way to stick to a plan.
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