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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 03-01-14, 12:54 PM   #1
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100+ Mile Club! It's time to do some March Miles! Join the FUN!

It's time to get off the couch and on to the bike! The weather is going to get better for a lot of us, so let's get out and improve our fitness. Set a goal and show your progress; a goal will motivate you to ride when/if you don't want to.

Even if you can't do 100+ miles, set a goal anyway and get started on improving your fitness. But most of all, have fun!
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Old 03-01-14, 02:16 PM   #2
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I'm going for 500 miles and 5 pounds
starting weight 201.8
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Old 03-01-14, 06:37 PM   #3
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2/27 - Rain
2/28 - Rain
3/1 - Rain

MTD - 0
Goal - 500
YTD - 944.22

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Old 03-01-14, 09:28 PM   #4
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I'm planning on hitting 100 the on the second weekend. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4119901
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I've stayed away for a couple of months... let's see if I can 150 out this month... I've got some serious catching up to do from Jan/Feb!

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I'm limited to my exercise bike, but I'll shoot for 150 again Dropped 5lbs last month, I'd love to do that again, too!
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I've stayed away for a couple of months... let's see if I can 150 out this month... I've got some serious catching up to do from Jan/Feb!

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3-2: 9.2mi just as a nasty cold front came thru. Hopefully things clear by Thurs!
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Sky cleared up in the afternoon and got out for a windy 19 mile solo ride on the shores of Folsom Lake. Rain over the last few days is starting to put a small dent in the drought situation in California, but still plenty of muddy/sandy lake shore to explore.





Mileage for 2014 so far is 1,278. Most of that is just commuting back and forth to work.
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Old 03-02-14, 04:49 PM   #9
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I'm going for 175 miles this month. That's down a little from previous months, but with the weather pattern I'm seeing (wet, chilly) and from my recently acquired case of RRF (roller riding fatigue), 175 seems like a doable figure.

I rode another tough stage in the Tour de Basement today, 14 miles while watching the NASCAR race. Wow, they sure have a lot of commercials!

Goal: 175 miles
MTD: 14 miles

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Old 03-02-14, 05:58 PM   #10
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I'm in! Of course it snowed today.
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If the ice stays off the road, I am targeting a really hilly 200K Brevet in late March but need to be able to do that distance cumulatively on two consecutive days in order to have a chance; thus, I am targeting a long steady 80 miler on March 15 and a 40-50 miler on March 16. My longest ride thus far has been 42 miles due to bad weather. Plan B is a mid-April Century.

I will lose 10 more pounds this month, 8 pounds in April, May, and June.
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Old 03-03-14, 06:58 AM   #12
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Since I ordered my Escape 1 on Saturday, even if the weather warms up now, I'm not taking my first ride of 2014 on the Walmart bike. That is now my daughter's bike if she wants to go with me and to see if she'd ride enough to warrant spending the money on a good bike for her.

Once it comes in (hopefully the end of the week for next weekend) I'll try my best to get 100 miles in for March. Actually, that wouldn't be to hard to do, I think I was doing 200 last year per month for the 3 months I rode. I can't remember exactly what I was doing as it's been so long since I've been on the bike.

Wish I could have ridden Saturday, weather was fantastic. Weather was also fantastic for replacing the brakes on my wife's car though along with having to run for a new battery, stopping at the bike shop while in town for the battery, and preparing for a 40th anniversary party for my in-laws, there just wasn't any time to go out on the bike for the first time.

Perhaps I should take a ride on the ole Walmart job sometime this week. That will make next week's ride on the new Giant all the more sweeter
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Old 03-03-14, 08:34 AM   #13
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I'm in ... goal is 250 miles, with a stretch goal of 300 miles. Most, if not all, will be indoor miles.
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Old 03-03-14, 09:09 AM   #14
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Made the last two months of 24 hours on the trainer goal, maybe I'll get real miles in later this month. It was still -16F this morning, so that might be wishful thinking.

Same thing, 24 hours of trainer time. Took a three day recovery, will be starting up again tonight. 450 all purpose miles. I've made that the last two months on the trainer alone and just really want to actually move when in the saddle. Seriously. I'm going crazy.
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I'm training for STP in July. The training plan calls for 530 miles in March. I'm hoping the weather gets a little better here in the Pacific Northwest.
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I'm going for 500 miles and 5 pounds
starting weight 201.8

3/02 53.6 miles
3/03 20.1 miles 73.7 miles mtd
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Old 03-03-14, 07:53 PM   #17
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Goal of 350 with a stretch goal of 400. Also training for the Houston to Austin MS 150 in April.

3/1 - 61
3/2 - 25
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Today's stage in the Tour de Basement was a short 12 miles. I really want to get out and ride outside for a change.

Goal: 175 miles
MTD: 26 miles
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Put me down for 375.

MTD: 43.77 miles
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Really new to this. 100 miles this month is my goal. MTD 5.2mi
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Do roller miles count? So far I've only got 3, but will be ramping that number up.
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3/3 - 19 miles

Total - 19 miles
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okay I did not meet my 400 for last month...close 350. So let's say three hundred....training for metric ride April 5th 4400 ft of climbing.......

have fun all be safe!
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Sky cleared up in the afternoon and got out for a windy 19 mile solo ride on the shores of Folsom Lake. Rain over the last few days is starting to put a small dent in the drought situation in California, but still plenty of muddy/sandy lake shore to explore.





Mileage for 2014 so far is 1,278. Most of that is just commuting back and forth to work.
so you went mtn biking on the trails in Granite bay? I was there Sunday...for a 9.25 ride with 1100 ft elevation gain on the ride. Nice area to ride...like the pics....I recongized the area.
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Do roller miles count? So far I've only got 3, but will be ramping that number up.
Id say they do... I'm counting exercise bike "miles" as its snowy out, and the roads are dangerous enough during the summer. Right now when there is no where to go if a car is about to run you over? NO. I'll ride inside and go snowshoeing

If they don't let us inside riders in on the fun, that would be prejudiced and I don't think that's right haha

Next year...I'm getting a trainer again and a cheap bikedirect road bike for both inside and out during bad weather
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