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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 05-29-13, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hey fellow 200+ pounders!

I've been a member of the site for almost a year now, but have only posted in the hybrid forum. I currently weigh 215lbs, but weighed about 300 at my heaviest. About 7 years ago I decided that I had enough of being a big guy. I got myself a membership at my local YMCA, started busting my ass at the gym, cut out the sugary drinks, and watched what I ate. In a little over a year I went from being 300lbs to 185. After I got my weight down, I started focusing on strength training and gained about 20lbs of muscle. So I've managed to keep the weight off and I now float around 215lb. I plan on getting myself back down to the 200 mark though by stepping up on some of my bike rides.

I used to be really into BMX when I was a kid, but as I grew up, I kind of got out of the cycling scene. Last year I decided that I wanted to get back into riding mainly for recreation and a little bit of fitness. I went to a few of the LBS in my area, test rode a few bikes, and decided to buy a Specialized Crosstrail Sport. It's been a great bike! I'm not sure how many miles I have on it, but I'm one it whenever I get the chance!

Like I said, I'm not new, but I just wanted to drop in a say "Hi!"

Here are a few pics of my bike:





This one is from the past holiday weekend.

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Old 05-29-13, 06:59 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I like that last picture of the bikes napping... they look so peaceful.
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Old 05-29-13, 08:19 PM   #3
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Hi & Welcome. I think my wife would lose her mind for a paint job like that, what year is the Specialized Crosstail Sport if you don't mind me asking?
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I like that last picture of the bikes napping... they look so peaceful.
Thanks. Someone made a similar comment on it in the hybrid forum.

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Hi & Welcome. I think my wife would lose her mind for a paint job like that, what year is the Specialized Crosstail Sport if you don't mind me asking?
You saying it's a girly paint job?! Lol. It's a 2012.
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You saying it's a girly paint job?! Lol. It's a 2012.
Nope but she is crazy about orange and that silver/toupe accent gives it character. Its more a devious ploy on my end, I want an N+1 and if I can get her wanting one ill take less crap when I get one
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