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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 05-23-14, 08:41 AM   #1
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Weight loss update!

I weighed at my most 400 lbs. Got down to 333 after yoyoing between 345-352. Bought my bike in mid April and so far have lost 13 lbs. down to 320!! I've been riding 3 to 5 days a week lately. Very proud but more to lose!!! Gotta get some pics up...hate taking pictures but will post some.
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Wow 80 lbs, great accomplishment!
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You're becoming less aerodynamic! Congratulations!
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Yes I know...THANKS!!
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Good progress so far, keep it up. It will take time but pics are so worth it, wish I had taken more. I'd like to see the difference.
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Good job, gman!

About 3 years ago, I bought a mountain bike for once a month fitness at a rail-trail near me... rode 20 miles the first day and got ADDICTED. I've never been addicted to anything else like I am with cycling. I lost about 90 pounds in 3-4 months... Got me another MTB and a road bike now

Started out at 300 pounds, now I am at 210 and I want to get to 170, all thanks to wonderful cycling

Keep at it bubba!
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I weighed at my most 400 lbs. Got down to 333 after yoyoing between 345-352. Bought my bike in mid April and so far have lost 13 lbs. down to 320!! I've been riding 3 to 5 days a week lately. Very proud but more to lose!!! Gotta get some pics up...hate taking pictures but will post some.
Awesome! How do you feel, I mean in terms of energy and that sort of thing.
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Way to go, gman214!

Incidentally, how are you liking the new bike? And, what size & type tires are you running on it at the moment?
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Damn ! Congrats on the weight loss ! And keep at it !
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Way to go, gman214!

Incidentally, how are you liking the new bike? And, what size & type tires are you running on it at the moment?
Thanks! Like it very much! Running Continental Country Plus 700x47 tires. Pretty nimble for a MTB.
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Awesome! How do you feel, I mean in terms of energy and that sort of thing.
pvillemasher - I feel pretty good. Can physically do a lot more. Have more energy throughout the day into the evening. When I go out to eat I ask for booth seating, ! That makes me feel GREAT! Just overall better!
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Thanks! Like it very much! Running Continental Country Plus 700x47 tires. Pretty nimble for a MTB.
700 x 47’s are a good choice.

I’m currently running Continental Comfort Contact 700 x 54 (29” x 2.1) street tires on my Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail and I love the ride comfort they provide. They’re just 15 grams heavier per tire than your 900 gram 700 x 47’s Continentals. I inflate them to 70 PSI to reduce rolling resistance and I can really move on them.

My fastest average speed on my Trek 29er with my Continental 700 x 54 street tires is 19.3 MPH over a distance of 6.967 miles traversed in a time of 21:40. Being that my route forces me to negotiate a gauntlet of 25 traffic lights; not bad for a 35 pound hardtail with heavy tires, no lockout feature, and a 58 year old engine.
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700 x 47’s are a good choice.

I’m currently running Continental Comfort Contact 700 x 54 (29” x 2.1) street tires on my Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail and I love the ride comfort they provide. They’re just 15 grams heavier per tire than your 900 gram 700 x 47’s Continentals. I inflate them to 70 PSI to reduce rolling resistance and I can really move on them.



My fastest average speed on my Trek 29er with my Continental 700 x 54 street tires is 19.3 MPH over a distance of 6.967 miles traversed in a time of 21:40. Being that my route forces me to negotiate a gauntlet of 25 traffic lights; not bad for a 35 pound hardtail with heavy tires, no lockout feature, and a 58 year old engine.
Man that's AWESOME!!!! I came close to getting the Comfort Contact but found a deal on Amazon. I've gotten an avg 13 mph. The Country Plus are set at 53 PSI. My next set will have max of at least 70+ psi.
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Man that's AWESOME!!!! I came close to getting the Comfort Contact but found a deal on Amazon. I've gotten an avg 13 mph. The Country Plus are set at 53 PSI. My next set will have max of at least 70+ psi.
Continental’s website indicates that your 700 x 47 tires have a max pressure of 58 PSI, but I’d check the sidewalls of your tires, as they could potentially indicate a 65 PSI max pressure. In any case, I’d inflate them to their max pressures, which will make them roll more efficiently thus making pedaling somewhat easier and allowing for slightly higher speeds.

Continental’s website indicated that my Comfort Contact 700 x 54 tires had a max pressure of 58 PSI, but their sidewalls indicated that they have a max pressure of 65 PSI. After inflating them to 70 PSI, I found that they rolled even better than at 65 PSI, so I’ve continued to use 70 PSI ever since.
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