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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 03-13-14, 10:18 AM   #26
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Congrats, I went under 200 about 6 months but I am still a Clydesdale at heart so I continue to follow this board.
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Old 03-13-14, 11:08 AM   #27
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According to my bone size my ideal weight is 190... I'll always be a Clyde in mind. I love the advantage on descents... I have a few spots where I can hit 40, and I've cracked 50 twice...at those speeds I find myself listening quite intently to the buzz of the rubber against the road...

Boom & Zoom!

What I have noticed ever since I went clipless a few months back is I am pulling the pedals over the top of the stroke when climbing, especially when I get out of the saddle. I've taken the dragging the foot visualization to round out the stroke to heart, unweighting the upside leg took a bit of mental tricks but as soon as I thought of it "diagonally," meaning treating it as a counter to the kick opposite the down-stroke, it has begun to fall into place.

It's a pretty cool feeling "dragging," the bike like that. I'm still working on the cardio though. I can't wait for it to flatten out when spinning up ascents. I think the art lies in not spinning as fast as you can as much as it really comes down to finding an rpm you can sustain which entails backing off a bit.
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Old 03-13-14, 03:52 PM   #28
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Old 03-14-14, 04:10 AM   #29
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Congrats! But still post here, your still close enough and once a clyde always a clyde!

I hadn't checked my weight in a week. I was 222.8 last friday. 220.4 today! Down 8lbs since Feb 3rd, I'm happy with the slow loss! Especially 2lbs in a week that, quite honestly, I have not tried all that hard!

Keep up the good work, I hope by fall I can post the same thing!

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Old 03-14-14, 07:57 PM   #30
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Congrats! But still post here, your still close enough and once a clyde always a clyde!

I hadn't checked my weight in a week. I was 222.8 last friday. 220.4 today! Down 8lbs since Feb 3rd, I'm happy with the slow loss! Especially 2lbs in a week that, quite honestly, I have not tried all that hard!

Keep up the good work, I hope by fall I can post the same thing!
I have learned that slow is the way go for diets, especially if you want to maintain the weight loss. I lost 60 pounds over 15 months and I have maintained my new weight for the last 6 months. Look at it this way, yf you can loose just 1 pound a week for a year, you will loose 52 pounds.
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Old 03-14-14, 08:41 PM   #31
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Old 03-15-14, 05:15 PM   #32
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I have learned that slow is the way go for diets, especially if you want to maintain the weight loss.
Absolutely...it's a rebalance, a combination of habit changes that need to set in and the body truly needs time to get final on the result.
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Old 03-15-14, 05:30 PM   #33
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Absolutely...it's a rebalance, a combination of habit changes that need to set in and the body truly needs time to get final on the result.
I figure it took me 10 years to get big, it took me 5 to get small(er), that's not a bad ratio.
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