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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, 01:49 PM   #1
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Finally 50 km

Hit my first 50km ride in 2:28 today with a cat5 climb that i didn't stop on. While refilling my water bottle at a spring, someone there said "I didn't know Pandas can Cycle". They insulted the pandas not me, I outweigh most pandas..
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Old 08-12-13, 03:04 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first half metric century! Next up is an imperial half century (50-miles), right?
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Old 08-12-13, 07:08 PM   #3
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Congrats on your first half metric century! Next up is an imperial half century (50-miles), right?
50miles? nah, 100km next. mapped out a bit flatter 50km loop to do next weekend; ordered a compact crank to replace my standard to help with the big hills.
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Old 08-12-13, 09:13 PM   #4
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Congratulations! How did you feel afterwards .....?
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Old 08-13-13, 08:12 AM   #5
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Congratulations! How did you feel afterwards .....?
Was a bit wiped from the big hill (for me) halfway through Elevation Chart, Grade Chart (about a 3.5% grade average over 3km, pedaled 10 and coasted for 2ft, then start again, took 25min to get up it, but never stopped) and took about 30min to stop sweating once i got home, but was fine. I did find that my back and arms were hurting more than i think they should going to get a proper fit on my bike done (think i need the handle bars moves up a bit). It did demonstrate to me that I can go a lot further than i think; breaks a mental barrier for me.

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Old 08-13-13, 08:50 AM   #6
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I did 40.38mi (64.985km) last weekend, does that mean I did a half metric century with a half twist or something?
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Old 08-13-13, 09:05 AM   #7
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Congrats on your achievement! Keep it up.
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