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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, 07:48 PM   #1
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I am wiped!

I've been pretty sedentary since last August.
Now I'm coming out of hibernation.

I've had a few walks with a 50 lb pack to prepare for a hike in September.
But getting on my bike has been the real shock.

Yesterday I rode to the drugstore, and today it was to the bank.
Both short rides wiped me out.

my legs feel like rubber, and I want a nap.

A clear indication of what I have to do this summer.
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Old 06-15-13, 12:30 AM   #2
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yeah it's tough when you skip several months, you really need to make an effort to get on the bike at least weekly or you may lose all your nice adaptations. I was off my bike for a month, and when I got back on I had to short trip it, my sit bones were bothering me again. It wasn't as bad as the two weeks of soreness from a 20 year break, bit it was two shorter rides than I was doing prior.
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Old 06-15-13, 06:32 AM   #3
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paybacks a *****!

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Once you get riding, it will all come back to you. Keep riding!
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thats how I feel. I have not been on a bike since I was 12 (since my grandfather was hit and killed on a ride). Well at 26 I need to get in shape and boy does riding just a few miles kill.....love it though. It will come back to you....
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Yesterday I rode to the drugstore, and today it was to the bank.
Both short rides wiped me out.

my legs feel like rubber, and I want a nap.
I rode to the drugstore yesterday.
19 miles to, and 17 miles back (took a shortcut)
Living in the sticks is wonderful!!

Keep it up! Like the Terminator, you'll be bock.............
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Old 06-15-13, 03:20 PM   #7
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Please keep us updated!

According to the interwebz, it takes about the same amount of time you were off to get back to where you were. Be interesting to see what your experience is.
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