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  1. #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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    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.
    Poetically vacant... -U.D.

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    Congrats!!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
    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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    Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtuttle04 View Post
    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.
    Poetically vacant... -U.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
    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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