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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 08-04-13, 03:58 PM   #1
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First half century!

Just finished my first 50 mile bike ride..52 total in fact. My previously best was 30, and I must say that last twenty kicked my behind.

Feels great though!


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Old 08-04-13, 04:15 PM   #2
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Congrats! The pain is just a reminder of how well you did!
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Old 08-04-13, 04:20 PM   #3
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Congratulations. It is a mental thing. Now anything less than 30 will feel like a stroll in the park.
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Old 08-04-13, 07:08 PM   #4
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Congrats! 52 miles is quite an achievement.
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Old 08-05-13, 10:28 AM   #6
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Just finished my first 50 mile bike ride..52 total in fact. My previously best was 39, and I must say that last twenty kicked my behind.

Feels great though!


Micah "ice is my friend"
Congrats on your first 50! Nice to see another Detour 4.5 rider on here. I did my first 50 miler on mine less than 2 weeks ago(7/27). Only averaged 13 mph but didn't start feeling fatigued until the last five. Next up is a metric century (62mi), which I may be able to knock out by this weekend if the weather cooperates.
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Keep spinning! Just double that and u'd be good for your fist century
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Old 08-05-13, 02:07 PM   #8
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Thanks, I am surprised that today I am not really very sore. Have a bit of saddle sore in an unmentionable location, but went and adjusted my saddle today to hopefully help that.
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