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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 08-11-13, 10:10 AM   #1
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First time 25 miles...Made it back in 1 piece...

Well i did 26.4 miles this morning, had to drink 3-1/2 bottles of water but i made it, took me like a little less than 2 hours but i did it and i am not that tired...I feel good with myself for this milestone...just 2 months back on the bike after a 23 years hiatus from cycling...
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Old 08-11-13, 10:13 AM   #2
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Great!!! Good job!!
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Good Effort...
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Old 08-11-13, 10:16 AM   #4
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Now i can look towards my first 50...
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Old 08-11-13, 10:26 AM   #5
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Great Job, also love the CAAD 8!
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Old 08-11-13, 10:31 AM   #6
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Yes i love my CAAD8..it is the 2300 series but i feel very good about it...The weels are a little week for me (245 lbs) but will have a new set on it this weeks...can't wait to try them on the bike...
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Old 08-11-13, 10:37 AM   #7
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Great job.
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Congrats on your first 25 miles, I remember my first and had a blast! Think I rode it in less than 2 hours as well.
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nice!
I have found that as I ride more, I become less sweaty and therefore need less water.

however yesterday I did my first ''climb'' and was sweating like a pig.

On the flats / rollers I am definitely less sweaty
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Congrats....feels good doesn't it?
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Does feel great... The humidity here this am was killer as we had rain last night and the sun was out with no clouds...
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Now i can look towards my first 50...
Savor the milestones. Enjoy all your rides. You came a long way in just a couple of months, and probably couldn't have come this far, this fast on your too small hybrid.
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Good for you!

I'm hoping to accomplish the same thing tomorrow. I'm an over 60 clyde, so it's a big deal, to me!
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Savor the milestones. Enjoy all your rides. You came a long way in just a couple of months, and probably couldn't have come this far, this fast on your too small hybrid.
Well i think i could've done it on the Hybrid but slower...It really is easier to put power to the pedal on the CAAD...
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nice!
I have found that as I ride more, I become less sweaty and therefore need less water.
Careful with that. Could be that you are use to it, but I work in 115 heat and 99% humidity all summer long. I find that as the day goes on, I sweat less and less. It is because I am becoming dehydrated. Normally I'd bet I put down close to draining the 5 gallon water cooler bottle during an 8-9 hour workday when it's that hot and I'm busy out on the floor for long extended periods of time (normally I'm in and out of the AC office all day.)

I literally begin to sweat 30 seconds after entering the plant floor it is so hot and humid. If I'm not sweating at work, I know there's a problem and I usually down about 4 of my 16 ounce jugs I have for water.
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Congrats on the milestone
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