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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 05-10-13, 10:31 PM   #1
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New rider from Houston

Hey guys, I've been reading threads here for a few days now. Finally bit the bullet and bought a Road Bike. My goal is to loose weight and get below 200lbs. I was at 255, but after juicing (vegetable/fruit juice) and eating healthy, I'm down to 232lbs.

Today I bought myself a 2007 Burley Pine Grove steel frame bike. It has Shimona 106 components. I got a good deal since I got it with clipless petals, shoes, floor pump, portable pump, tool kit and pouch carrier. I rode it for a little bit, but I need padded shorts to longer distances. The little that I rode it, I loved it. I look forward to learning more from everyone here.
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Old 05-10-13, 10:44 PM   #2
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Welcome. Congrats!
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Old 05-10-13, 11:13 PM   #3
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Shimona... sounds hot.
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Old 05-10-13, 11:32 PM   #4
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Shimona... sounds hot.
TH, you're thinking of "Sherona," as in "mmmmy Sherona..."

lol!

Blatallic, did you mean Surly with Shimano? In any event, it sounds like a great bike! Welcome!
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Old 05-10-13, 11:48 PM   #5
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nope looks like he got the burly stuff right http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...e#.UY3bZbWsiSo

what part of houston you in?
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Old 05-13-13, 07:19 AM   #6
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I'm in the spring area.
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Old 05-13-13, 11:46 AM   #7
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ah, complete opposite sides of houston... anyway enjoy your new ride... it will certainly take some time to strengthen your nether regions to be comfortable staying on the bike for longer periods, and it takes a little while to learn where to ride to get away from traffic and lights, but it sure is nice seeing different areas then you do while you drive.
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Old 05-13-13, 01:30 PM   #8
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Welcome and congrats on the new bike. You've been reading threads so you know you must post pics of the new ride.

After you post the pics we'll comment on whether or not the pic is up to BF standards or not. All in good fun and it gives us something to do between rides
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Old 05-13-13, 01:36 PM   #9
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Shimano 105 as opposed to shimona 106?????
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Old 05-14-13, 08:13 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the comments guys. My gear (shorts, helmet, etc) come in tomorrow so I cant wait. My goal is to do 20 miles daily. I'll work my way up little by little. Hopefully my nether regions get used to it quick. The very little riding on Friday, I felt it every time i sat down this weekend, lol.

I post some pictures really soon.
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Old 05-15-13, 06:58 AM   #11
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congrats. keep increasing your distance or speed so as to continue to increase your level of fitness. If you do the same 20mi at the same speed you'll attain that level of fitness and remain there but if you continue to push a bit harder over time your level of fitness will continue to improve. you're on a great adventure.
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