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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 01-26-13, 08:00 PM   #1
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First shakedown and quick hit out.

Hello team, As this is my first real post firstly I'd like to say Hi to you all from Downunder I fit into two categories here on the Bike forums (well will in a few days when I turn 50 ) I'm tipping the scales at 229lb and stand just over 6 feet, for my impending b/day my partner and our childern god bless them ) gave me the go ahead to purchase a new ride which I took for its first run yesterday.

The bike is a Jamis Pro Di2 so being new to electronic shifters I took it steady for the first third of the 18km ride, checking for any noises, slipping seat tube and so on.... once I was happy with how things were going I decided to "give it some" on the way home. As usual I had Strava running and I felt like I was pushing at about 85% enjoying the crisp handling, responsiveness and acceleration of this full carbon weapon, you can Imagine the surprise when I got home and jumped online to check my ride.... 10 PR's in a row with an average of nearly 11 seconds faster! gotta luv it!!

Some of these segments I've been trying to better for months, dont get me wrong, I loved my old Scott speedster but this thing is just awesome!!

Anyways thats enough for now, again Hi to all and happy cycling.

cheers, John
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Old 01-26-13, 08:57 PM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations! Best of luck with the new ride (hoping my drool doesn't short my keyboard) and much health and happiness for the next 50 years!
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Welcome! I fit to three and a half categories here on BF: clydesdales, commuters, winter cycling and living car-free (half on that one, I am "car light" since my wife has a car).

I also recently got a new Jamis. Mine is a Jamis Commuter 3. I picked it up at the LBS a week ago and am still getting it adjusted and ready for commuting duty. Seems like a great bike so far. It will be my summer bike. I have a chainless Dynamic with studded winter tires which will be my winter/slop-weather bike.

I think you just inspired me to take a night ride on the Jamis. See you around the Forum...
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Hey, welcome! Nice to here of the shiny new bike, enjoy! Oh, and put up a pic of it when you get a chance!

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Thanx for the welcome guys, made a few changes to the fit today and will be heading out in the early morn for a ride to Rockingham (Western Australia for all you north of the equator types ) and back, it will be about a 60 mile round trip so that will be a good test for us both! will be warm on the way back though.... we are expecting 35 degrees C tomorrow, I think thats about 95F? anyway keep knocking out those miles and stay safe.

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oh... and OiS, i'll post a pic soon.
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Hello team, As this is my first real post firstly I'd like to say Hi to you all from Downunder I fit into two categories here on the Bike forums (well will in a few days when I turn 50 ) I'm tipping the scales at 229lb and stand just over 6 feet, for my impending b/day my partner and our childern god bless them ) gave me the go ahead to purchase a new ride which I took for its first run yesterday.

The bike is a Jamis Pro Di2 so being new to electronic shifters I took it steady for the first third of the 18km ride, checking for any noises, slipping seat tube and so on.... once I was happy with how things were going I decided to "give it some" on the way home. As usual I had Strava running and I felt like I was pushing at about 85% enjoying the crisp handling, responsiveness and acceleration of this full carbon weapon, you can Imagine the surprise when I got home and jumped online to check my ride.... 10 PR's in a row with an average of nearly 11 seconds faster! gotta luv it!!

Some of these segments I've been trying to better for months, dont get me wrong, I loved my old Scott speedster but this thing is just awesome!!

Anyways thats enough for now, again Hi to all and happy cycling.

cheers, John

What a great post, new bike and more speed! Please post pics, I rode a Di2 and have a bad case of the gottahaves.
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ok, thats the first major ride done, bike performed flawlessly as expected, way better than I did
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