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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 09-03-13, 06:42 AM   #26
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Thanks for the advise Matt. I will have to take another look at bike short$$$$. As far as your goal if you keep it where it is at then at the end of the month you would really have blow it out of the water!!!!
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Old 09-03-13, 10:09 AM   #27
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MattInFla, sounds to me like you had a highly successful ride. You managed to complete the intended distance, you had fun in the process, and you found yourself strangely pleased. Now just keep doing the same and it gets easier to go even farther which is even more gratifying.
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Congrats on your ride. My free unsolicited advice of the day (your bill is in the mail) is that it's more important to be consistent with your riding (say, 4 or 5 days a week) than to tackle one long ride a week. I used to get wrapped around the axle with that "oh, I don't have time to go for a decent ride, I guess I won't bother" and the next thing you know it's been 2 weeks since I rode anything but my desk chair.
This is huge. A key for me in my biking journey.
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Old 09-03-13, 11:40 AM   #29
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A tiny pinch of salt and some lemon juice in the water, just enough salt to perceive it is there, not to say "oh hell this is salty". The lemon is just a taste thing, I like warm bottle water a bit better with a bit of flavor to take the edge off.

Gatorade 20yrs ago is nothing like it is now, it's pretty much liquid diabetes at this point...may as well be drinking fruit punch.
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Old 09-03-13, 01:28 PM   #30
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CONGRATS!

What I find most important!
" it was fun, and I feel strangely pleased."


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Don't revise it, just see how bad you can blow it away!!! You're doing great, the more you ride, the more you want to.
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Old 09-07-13, 05:41 PM   #32
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First full week of cycling completed. 52.05 miles completed.

Pretty stoked, even though I know there are people who ride that in a day
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Old 09-07-13, 06:23 PM   #33
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Great job Matt!! I am sitting at 79 out of 100 for the month, had a 16 miler (the longest I have done since I was a kid) this morning which helped out.

Keep up the good work!
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Took a morning break from the office and hit a different rail trail. 10.04 miles in continuous motion (with one wildlife stop and two stops at street crossings). Felt good. I was tired at then end, but not blasted the way I was after the 16 miles.

Average pace was just over 12 mph, which seems to be my natural pace. I wasn't watching the phone during the ride, just spinning an even cadence and enjoying the spectacular scenery. I was on the Little Econ Greenway, which runs alongside the river and it was just a serene and peaceful setting for a ride. There's only one at grade street crossing on the end of the trail I rode, and it was just amazing. Did have to stop for a moment for three Sandhill Cranes who were taking a leisurely stroll across the trail.

I'm going to complete my first century on the bike soon. Admittedly, it will have taken 2 weeks, but there it is
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Matt,

Congratulations. That's a great, long ride. The first of many, I'm sure. Hats off to you!
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Well, no weight loss this week, but no gain either. I do notice increased stamina on the bike, though, and I think I am building some leg muscle.

I joined WW, but I am not sure about it - they want me to eat so damn much food in a day at my current weight, and I just can't make myself do it.
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