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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 10-01-13, 08:53 AM   #1
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Losing weight can be dangerous

I've been off my bike for several months due to shoulder tendonitis. I caused this by lowering my bars too much. If I'd stayed fat, I wouldn't have been able to ride low enough to hurt myself

Last Friday I decided it was time to try the bike again. I used my Fixed Gear as it's less aggressive, less bar drop, than my roadie. It was okay but still hurt a little. Friday night I flipped the stem up to raise the bars and rode the bike as a warm up for Saturday's 5K run event. All was well, no shoulder discomfort and set a PR for the 5K at 29:12.

Now comes the dangerous part. I've avoided the local skateboard complex as I've felt it wasn't safe at my weight. I promised myself once I got below 200 I'd give it a go. Saturday after the 5K, at the park where the skateboard complex is, I had my skateboard in my car but didn't have my skateboard shoes. Had fun for about 4 hours and then proceeded to break my right foot.

Back on the sidelines.
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Old 10-01-13, 10:37 AM   #2
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Dang!
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Old 10-01-13, 01:24 PM   #3
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Losing weight can be dangerous

Bummer man!
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Old 10-01-13, 01:29 PM   #4
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Wow, that sucks, sorry to hear that bbeasley.
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Old 10-01-13, 01:32 PM   #5
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Livin' life to the fullest. Way to go! Sorry about the injury, but I'd rather break an ankle living than not break it laying on the sofa!
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Condolences/sympathies and congrats -- on the injuries and on the fact that they weren't worse (in that order)...

Please do yourself the favor of following orders/directions/guidelines/suggestions/everything else from The Good Doctor, the PT and whoever else they make you listen to and DO NOT try to rush prematurely back into high-intensity activity. The temptation will be close to unbearable, but you'll do best to not give in to it. I got prematurely spunky a few months ago (after a total hip replacement) and I set myself back a solid 4 or 5 weeks. It wasn't one of my better moves.

Good luck with it, be patient and heal well and thoroughly (as well as hopefully quickly)...
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Old 10-01-13, 02:07 PM   #7
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Old 10-01-13, 04:12 PM   #8
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Old age sucks!

Well, now you know. Don't do that anymore. I was at one of my son's various meetings and one of the other dads had his arm in a cast... you'll never guess from what.

Ask me about foot injuries some time if you want to be bored to tears... I was in a cast for 2 months this summer though.

Get well soon!
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Heal quick... and stop the nonsense, you are not Tony Hawk.
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Livin' life to the fullest. Way to go! Sorry about the injury, but I'd rather break an ankle living than not break it laying on the sofa!
My grandmother broke her ankle from lying on the sofa - her foot fell asleep, and when she got up she stood on it funny, and it collapsed on her. Of course, it was still numb, so she didn't feel it break, and tried to stand on it a few more times....
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broke my heel before I got married

broke my leg before our 1st born while wifey was very pregnant and I was unemployed - wifey had to take care of me - not amused is an understatement

had knee surgery before our 2nd was born while wifey was very pregnant - wifey had to take care of me - not amused is an understatement

no more marriages and no more kids, I learned my lesson that when big events occur in my life, I go crazy and injure something

it was a little dicey for a while when we were separated but I remembered those lessons and stayed healthy, just broke a few hearts instead ... yeah still went crazy ...
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OUCH! Try not to hurt yourself, as you have found out, you miss too much of what you like!
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OMG. Not sure whether to congratulate you or feel bad. Honestly, though--at least you were out there, swinging for the fences!
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proof that good diet and exercise is bad for you. time to go find my bacon addiction i left behind 2 years ago.
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I love this place, you folks totally get it

Thanks for all the kind words. I have no intention of giving up skate boarding, I'll have the correct shoes on next time.
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I think you just wanted to join TH's big boot club

Hope it wasn't your forward foot, would make doing tricks and even easy ollies PITA....
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I think you just wanted to join TH's big boot club

Hope it wasn't your forward foot, would make doing tricks and even easy ollies PITA....
Rear foot. btw I push mongo,lot's of issues
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