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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 06-15-13, 06:18 PM   #1
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I had a good day today!

I went 56 miles, at something like 13.5 MPH, more importantly I felt great, had an awesome time, blasted a stretch of highway that was ten miles long at something like 20mph, and wasn't wrecked when I got home. My first half century (Well, since the 90s) was just a few weeks ago, and I was wasted afterwards. Last Saturday I went 50 miles and climbed something like 3,200 and didn't die, although I was fully spent. But today I was, well by my current standards anyway, fast. I hammered several long flats. I topped a hill, into the wind at around the 40th mile at 17mph, for a 46 year old, who's now just about 262, down from 280, I was thrilled. Life is good, keep on spinning.
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Old 06-15-13, 07:16 PM   #2
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Wow! congrats dude! That's awesome. I'm 51 and 250 lbs. and I just got sore reading all of that. I am just a rookie cyclist though. I hope someday to put some serious miles on my bike. Keep up the good work.
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Old 06-15-13, 07:33 PM   #3
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Awesome! 50 is my goal before the end of the year. Looking at your name, appears you may be from Indiana. If you are close to Indy, I wouldn't mind tagging along with you sometime.
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Old 06-15-13, 07:43 PM   #4
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Fantastic ride! Keep up the good work!
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Grats Sometimes life is sweet.
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Old 06-24-13, 08:06 PM   #6
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Awesome! 50 is my goal before the end of the year. Looking at your name, appears you may be from Indiana. If you are close to Indy, I wouldn't mind tagging along with you sometime.
I didn't notice this when this thread was new, yes I'm in southeast Indiana, and I'm often interested in tagging along.
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Old 06-24-13, 09:20 PM   #7
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Impressive. Just three years ago I was spent after five miles of flat at 12. In the last month I have had my first two metric C's. My speed is lower than yours, but I have ten years on you. It's all good. (215 down from 290 in three years)
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Old 06-25-13, 07:26 AM   #8
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It's amazing how one good or great day can keep you happy for several days or even weeks. Gotta love a good day!!
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Old 06-25-13, 08:20 AM   #9
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Bikes are such a visceral high! Congratulations on the miles/ride.
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