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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 04-01-13, 07:46 AM   #26
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I tried this challence several months ago and came up way short. This time I'm a physical wreck with both ankle and lower back injuries and my weight at an all time high (probably 400...even riding a bike hurts) so I'm going to set a more conservative goal: 50 miles in April.
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Old 04-01-13, 08:59 AM   #27
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I'm in for the full 820 miles. My all time record is 620 miles set last month.

Also 500 miles by April 21 for the Velobici Spring Classics Challenge. It's a 50 day, 1086.5 mile challenge that started March 3rd and so far I'm at 586.3 miles.

I'm signed up at "30 days of biking" to ride every day in April.
Excellent! Great to have company on the challenge! I am also doing the Velobici challenge.

This is my Strava link: http://app.strava.com/athletes/1245806

Got my first ride for the month in this morning, 40.6km/ 25.2 miles.
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Old 04-01-13, 09:23 AM   #28
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I met my 100 mile for last month with 147.33 ... so going to shoot for 200 this month. Spring training series is making this alot easier to do.

GOAL - 200mi
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Old 04-01-13, 09:34 AM   #29
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Goal for April is 1,000 miles and 50,000 ft of climbing. Just to change things around a bit am using my Cross bike for my commute (44 miles R/T) this month. Cross bike has chunkier tires and will let me hit some of the dirt trails on the way home for a little offroad fun.

I'm in for the Spring Classic and Velobici challenges too. Last I checked I was 13th and just a few Kms short of finishing on Velobici.

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Old 04-01-13, 11:37 AM   #30
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Looking to top last month's 245
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Old 04-01-13, 12:33 PM   #31
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I'm in for April again.

Took the bike out for a quick errand today. Reasonably fast out, slower back because of the devilish headwind.

Then borrowed some narrower tyres from the LBS to see how they would work, and lowered the handlebars. After a mile I'd picked up a small stone that caused a puncture. So I'll be taking the borrowed tyres back and buying some - for all it's a bit of a punt if I don't like them I can't be bothered with endless faffing with punctures when something so small can go through and stop me in my tracks.

Target is 300 miles for April, plus accumulated deficit to date of 47 miles makes 347 in total. If all goes well I'll be starting some brevet-length rides this month so it might just be a month where I hit the goals.

April 1 - 6 miles

MTD 6 / 343
YTD 659 / 3107
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Old 04-01-13, 03:50 PM   #32
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I am going to try for 300. Already knocked off 10 today, and will get another 10 tonight when I ride home from work
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Old 04-01-13, 04:44 PM   #33
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4-1: 38.5 glorious miles!
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Old 04-01-13, 05:02 PM   #34
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Old 04-01-13, 05:12 PM   #35
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Okay I'm in. Looking to improve on my hundred fourteen miles last month. Shooting for 125 this month
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Old 04-01-13, 05:14 PM   #36
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Kicking Off April!

1st commute home of 2013. put in 12 miles. I did pick up a riding partner along the way. Found him on the side of the highway. I believe I will keep him as a Mascot! Pic Below

Pledged 120 -12 = 108 Remaining (4/1) (Peugeot) (9.8 avg/1:12:57) (Strong headwind)
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Old 04-01-13, 05:46 PM   #37
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I was setting here listening to the reds. I wasn't really up to riding . I finally got up and thought I'll at least 2 miles. once I got going I rode 5 miles So I am up to 5 miles for the month
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Old 04-01-13, 05:47 PM   #38
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Thanks! Did 2 miles earlier and plan to do two more later this evening. Hopefully it won't take me too long to build back up my bicycling endurance.
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Old 04-01-13, 08:02 PM   #39
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I've signed up for that too, so that means my goal for April is 1,319km /820 miles! C'mon Black Wallnut, join me at shooting for 820 this month!!
Tempting as it is I believe in SMART GOALS Specific measurable ACHIEVABLE relevant and time based. Since I just started a new job where I have to work longer hours I'll not be setting such a hard goal; 500 is enough even though I am signed up for the challenge it really is a matter of if........

4-1 good start with 70.3 miles.
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Old 04-01-13, 08:24 PM   #40
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April Goal 200

04/01/2013 - 13.01

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Old 04-01-13, 09:29 PM   #41
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04/01/2013 - 19 miles

total - 19
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Old 04-01-13, 09:34 PM   #42
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New personal best for distance today, 28.27 Miles (45.5km)

2nd April - 28.27 Miles
April to date - 28.27 Miles
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Old 04-01-13, 09:55 PM   #43
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4/1 - 50.2 miles. My first ever fat-tire bike half century.

Velobici: 636.5 miles, 58.6%, 20 days to go.
Strava: 80.7k, 6%

Tomorrows weather: Windy, high of 36f, 60% chance of rain/snow. Hoping that it stays cold enough to be snow instead of rain. I hate freezing rain.
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Old 04-01-13, 10:18 PM   #44
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I'm in for another 400 this month. I'm going to have to take my bike in for some work sometime this month. I have a back up bike but it's not nearly as comfy. So that might slow me down a little.
4/1 - 21.25 miles
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Old 04-02-13, 12:48 AM   #45
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April goal 175 on the dirt and 150 on the roadie, 30k vertical feet of climbing

4/1 12 miles and 1500ft gain on the SS mtb
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Old 04-02-13, 02:17 AM   #46
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4-1 18.6

mtd 18.6

ytd 1128.78
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Old 04-02-13, 06:15 AM   #47
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After not being on the bike for several weeks I hope to ride tomorrow. I need to maintain at least what ground I gained this winter so I better try to squeeze in at least 250 miles. So, that is my goal.
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Old 04-02-13, 07:23 AM   #48
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Old 04-02-13, 09:21 AM   #49
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Made a few tweaks to the bike and took them out for a run to see how they fared. Initial impressions were favourable but hard to compare like with like over any period because of monstrous headwinds that just didn't let up. The ride wasn't as long as I'd originally planned but I ended up fiddling with tyres and fighting the headwind, so I didn't fancy increasing the distance I'd have to cycle back into the brutality.

April 1 - 6 miles
April 2 - 26 miles

MTD 32 / 347
YTD 681 / 3107
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Old 04-02-13, 11:06 AM   #50
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Missed my goal last month of 500 by well a lot... I only got in 436 miles with a lot of excuses (sick, travel, vacation, etc..). So lets target 500 again in April and hope that I will actually be able to make this one.
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