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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 04-16-14, 02:31 PM   #1
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It....Is......Time

First off....I want to introduce myself. My name is Steven and just got into cycling about a year ago. I have always liked riding, but really have started to get serious about it to lose weight on top of other things I am starting to do. Currently holding steady at 270 pounds, but I can remember the days of 200 pounds......those were the days.

Really, it has just been lack of exercise over the years on my part. I am excited to join this group and to be inspired by the work that you guys and gals are putting in.

I currently ride some singletrack trails in the Philly area on my Cannondale Trail SL4, but am looking to get a road bike to change things up.

Look forward to posting more here!

If you want to start to follow along my journey I just started a blog (real original....I know)
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Old 04-16-14, 03:23 PM   #2
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Welcome Steve. I know you will find a lot of friendly supportive people here.

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Old 04-16-14, 04:38 PM   #3
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Am looking forward of reading your posts. You might join in the monthly challenge thread. It is thick with motivation every month for cyclists of all levels.
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Old 04-16-14, 05:31 PM   #4
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I will have to check them out!
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Old 04-17-14, 01:31 PM   #5
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welcome steven! hope you find motivation here to keep you out cycling keep us informed here on how you're doing with the weight loss. i too remember when i was 200lbs - its not that long ago but seems an age! i'll check out your blog now

edit: checked out your video of core creek park - good job on the music - keep it up!

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Old 04-20-14, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 04-21-14, 10:16 PM   #7
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I appreciate your couch to 5K post. I run 5K every morning, more on weekends. If it's practical, keep your runs on a morning schedule, the science seems to say you'll benefit more by doing so, From experience, I agree. Also, those Vibram Five Fingers? - you might re-think your footwear. If you are trail running in soft stuff ..fine, but if you are mixing it with asphalt I might suggest your seek out some decent padding, even if you prefer that low 4mm or less drop, as I do. I rotate through 3 different shoe designs depending on the terrain, and also to give the key impact points some rest/variety. Your legs and feet should never hurt when you come home, unless you are tempting marathon distances... or sprinting.

If you run regularly I think you'll find your bike hill climbing adventures will get much easier, faster.

Good luck on your journey.

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