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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 06-14-13, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just checking in now and then. Hi, all!

A brief update.

At last count, I was the oldest "Clyde" in the Clydesdale/Athena forum. I don't know if that is still the case, but at 73yo, I am about 212-215 lbs, and have been for years!

I have adjusted to this weight, and seem to tolerate it well, although by rights I should be under 200. But I keep active with a weekly exercise program of about 100 miles bicycling, 4-5 hours of swimming, a lot of weight lifting and resistance exercises and several hours of walking.

It seems to suit me, the BP and heart rate and cholesterol, etc., are fine, and I feel great. I am pretty much a solo rider and go my own speed, varying with my mood! We have great MUPS here in the Denver area, and I generally stay off of the streets, except when necessary. I ride a couple of different road bikes, and do some mtn biking on my Spec Rockhopper.

I think this is a really great forum - I always have, and I am truly amazed at the mutual support and the progress folks make.

I wish everyone well, and I do read the posts here from time to time.

Thanks for reading.

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Old 06-14-13, 07:06 PM   #2
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I hope that I can say all that when I hit your age!! Continued GREAT health!!!

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Old 06-14-13, 07:12 PM   #3
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I hope that I can say all that when I hit your age!! Continued GREAT health!!!

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I forgot to mention that my wife, 75yo (and an inactive member of BFN), also rides a bit, does aquaerobics and is taking swimming lessons. I am really proud of her. We will be doing a ride tomorrow.
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Inspirational! You are reaping the benefit of a life long lifestyle I bet.
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Thanks for the post Dnvrfox. I hope in 10 years when Im 73 I can say that Im as active as you are.

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Seconded and thirded, Dnvr is an inspiration to this 50+yr old.
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Better to be oldest Clyde than Heaviest 50+er.

Finally fought my way down to 215. BMI charts say I should be 165-170. I'll be happy at 180.
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DnvrFox,

I want to be like you when I, 56 y/o, grow up
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Just checking in now and then. Hi, all!

Kudos on active lifestyle. I ride with a woman who is in her mid-late 70's and does ironman distance triathlons. She has won Kona in her age-group. She is inspirational to say the least!
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Kudos on active lifestyle. I ride with a woman who is in her mid-late 70's and does ironman distance triathlons. She has won Kona in her age-group. She is inspirational to say the least!
WOW!! Much more that I can/could do. More power to her. Tx for sharing.
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Kudos on active lifestyle. I ride with a woman who is in her mid-late 70's and does ironman distance triathlons. She has won Kona in her age-group. She is inspirational to say the least!
WOW!! Much more that I can/could do. More power to her. Tx for sharing.
More than I can do too...ha ha

I just hope I'm as active as you and your wife when I reach my 70's.

Thank YOU for sharing and being an inspiration to me!
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Ya, you go, Denver Fox!

You're setting a good example for us whiny youngsters - every time I have another medical setback (currently recuperating from ankle surgery to repair a torn tendon) I like to think about all the other folks who power through those sort of things. There's an old fellow near me who has to be 90... I really have no idea, but I see him riding up these hills in my neighborhood that kept me off my bike for about 10 years. He's riding what looks to be a touring bike with a bright yellow jacket on and he's not setting any land speed records but he motivates me!

Then there's my 69 year old mother who ran her first marathon last year.

My grandmother used to volunteer at the "old folks home" well into her 80s (she lived alone until she was 93!)... there were people in their 60s in that home.

So yeah - stay active. You're setting a great example for the rest of us.
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