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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 04-20-13, 12:09 AM   #1
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Those days when I feel sorry for myself because no ambition to ride, being overweight and slow are over. Riding Mt Rubidoux I saw something never before, a man in his wheelchair with 2 10 lb weights attached climbing the mountain, all arms no legs, it just amazed me. He was at the top and happy as could be, I stopped and told him great job! What made me feel good was the smile of accomplishment he gave me in return, I made his day. He made my day.
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Those days when I feel sorry for myself because no ambition to ride, being overweight and slow are over. Riding Mt Rubidoux I saw something never before, a man in his wheelchair with 2 10 lb weights attached climbing the mountain, all arms no legs, it just amazed me. He was at the top and happy as could be, I stopped and told him great job! What made me feel good was the smile of accomplishment he gave me in return, I made his day. He made my day.
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He made my day.
I hear you! Back when I was feeling sorry for myself about my knee (which is a wreck, to be honest) I used to walk to class for grad school and there was frequently a young woman running around the track with one of those running blade things instead of a foot. Inspiring.

A little good will goes a long way too. We were riding up GMR today (I'm not sure if you were with us at this point) and stopped to take a breather and some guy riding buy hollered out at Mrs iTrek "You're doing great! Keep up the good work"... I guess they had chatted earlier, he lives in the area and since it was her first time up I bet it was welcome encouragement.
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