Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-01-13, 04:11 PM   #1
jeneralist 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jeneralist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Breezer EX Uptown with Bafang controller (e-bike); Cannondale Adventure 400; Bilenky Ti Tourlite
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
April 1, and the joke's on me

I went all of February without riding, and let almost all of March slip by without time on two wheels. I've gained a few pounds, and I'm sick of the cold weather. I'm not much of one for riding when the temps are near freezing, and even if the daily highs in Philly are finally into the 40s, the mornings -- when I'd set out for the office -- are well below that.

So between the "I wanna get outside" funk, and the "gotta get moving" urge, when I got a coupon for $5 off a local race, I quickly went to the website to sign up. Turns out, there's not that much difference in price between the distance I did last year vs the full length possible. Even though I didn't train the way I should have for the shorter race last year, I still got away with it, with only a sore foot the next week or so.

And so I shelled out the extra $20 for the extra 13.1 miles.

Yup, friends, I just signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon.

To quote The Talking Heads: And you may ask yourself, my god, what have I done?
__________________
- Jeneralist
jeneralist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 04:14 PM   #2
PhotoJoe
Just Plain Slow
 
PhotoJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Bikes: Lynskey R230
Posts: 5,614
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Financially committing to a race is the best way to motivate you to do it! Congrats!

And to quote Kelly Clarkson - "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Here's hoping it's the latter!
__________________
If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!
PhotoJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-13, 08:12 PM   #3
skilsaw
Senior Member
 
skilsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Victoria, Canada
Bikes: Cannondale t1, Koga-Miyata World Traveller
Posts: 1,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I feel for ya, man. Pass me another piece of pie.
skilsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 AM.