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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 03-03-14, 11:37 PM   #76
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260+ here. I can average between 17-21 on open roads. Depends on how my legs are feeling that day...
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Old 03-04-14, 12:34 AM   #77
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At 55 yrs old and an FTP in the 2.FAT Watts/Kg I'm not sure I fit into that description. I get shelled off the back in team trainer sessions


One of the Strava reports from my typical flat training ride route:

37.3mi Distance
1:45:53 Moving Time
1,614ft Elevation Gain

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Speed 21.1mi/h 37.4mi/h
Heartrate 145bpm 182bpm

West Virginian TT championship that was dead flat

15.1miDistance
38:48 Moving Time
246ft Elevation gain


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Speed 23.3mi/h 31.3mi/h
Heartrate 156bpm 162bpm
I wanna be that fast when I grow up!!!
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Old 03-04-14, 02:28 AM   #78
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I wanna be that fast when I grow up!!!
First, you need to learn to keep the tires in contact with terra firma.

Head stands and face plants are NOT fast.

You can thank me later for this bit of insightful advice.
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Old 03-04-14, 02:32 AM   #79
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Just wondering what other 200+lb riders are averaging out there? I find my average to be quite a bit less than lighter riders over in the "road bike" section of the forum. Obviously strength and endurance training will bring my average up but will I max out because of my weight penalty? I don't have much to loose body fat wise so I'm as close to fit as I will probably get without going on an extreme diet.
I weigh about 250. My fitness is a bit off form because with all the rain we've had in the UK I haven't been out much since Christmas. I'm currently maintaining a moving average speed of 14-15mph on the road, although that's dragged down a little by traffic lights etc. Time stopped at lights is factored out but every time I have to stop it takes time to slow to a halt and then start moving again.

Last year I averaged 18mph for a whisker over 30 miles. That's about as good as it gets for me at the moment.
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Old 03-04-14, 04:24 AM   #80
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When I was 290-300 I would always average around 15mph, when I got down to 250 before winter I went up a almost couple MPH for same length rides. Im 220 now so it will be interesting to see if I went up any more. This stupid winter weather.
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Old 03-04-14, 09:23 AM   #81
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First, you need to learn to keep the tires in contact with terra firma.

Head stands and face plants are NOT fast.

You can thank me later for this bit of insightful advice.
I was trying to develop my skills at high speed gymnastics... Yah that's it
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