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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 04-01-14, 09:41 PM   #1
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first longish ride in 1.25yrs

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as some may have read in my other post. I have been out of the saddle for over a year. I severed my acl, lcl, detatched a few muscles and squished my peroneal nerve. I had 2 surgeries and a lot of PT. Well it was a beautiful day today and i figured id exploite it so i knocked out a 24mi ride and made a few stops alongvthe way. Im pretty impressed with the overall speed as there was quite a few stops for this and that. Now im saddle sore and need to get some padded shorts/underwear. 400lbs on any saddle is a bit uncomfy lol so ill def be looking into some chamois cream and pads. It was also nice to break in my new specialized. I ts alot more comfy bike with kenda kross's and riser stem/bar
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Old 04-01-14, 10:07 PM   #2
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If it's any comfort, 220 is not particularly comfortable on a saddle either. Give your butt time to re-acclimate but yes, get some cycling shorts.

Ouch, your injuries give me the heebie jeebies. I have personally designated 2014 the Year of No Surgeries (for me.) here's wishing the same for you.
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Old 04-01-14, 11:32 PM   #3
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RedBEard, welcome back. Missed your posts around here.
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Old 04-02-14, 12:34 AM   #4
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Meh, I was 240 not very long ago. The trick is getting (and staying) under 220 and ultimately 200. I haven't seen a one and a 9 at the same time on the scale since I was in my 20s. Ahem.
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well done! 40k at any weight is an acheivement let alone at 400lbs. i've a 50k for charity coming up so its a big deal what you did. btw i'm 316lbs and haven' been on the bike in over a year i'd say! welcome back and hope this is a good year for you
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