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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 08-02-14, 09:29 AM   #1
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same route 30 days apart

I can't believe how much of a difference 30 days and 200 miles made. Once huge difference is I got rid of my wide 11-32 cassette for a 12-21 and I am such a happy camper. Without the huge gear gaps, I never have a problem finding a comfortable gear.

July 4th
HEART RATE 126 bpm
CADENCE 67.0 rpm
DISTANCE 25.04mi
DURATION 2:23:58
AVG SPEED 10.5 mph
KCAL 2116

Aug 2nd
HEART RATE 144 bpm
CADENCE 74.0 rpm
DISTANCE 23.87mi
DURATION 1:49:35
AVG SPEED 13.1 mph
KCAL 1908
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Old 08-02-14, 09:45 AM   #2
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Excellent! Nice moral booster, isn't it!?! What are you using to track your rides? (I see a small discrepancy in the mileage?)
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I presume your route like all of mine began and ended at your front door ?? Being a loop and not out for 8 hours or anything then the wind should cancel out for the most part.

Wind can still be a factor though, for me if I am pushing to establish a pace over a known route it is hard to know exactly what is "on pace" if wind is a factor.

I only have one metric century so far on 4th of july weekend, but it was an out and back following the same exact route out and back, and the "out" was right into the wind, and the back was with a tailwind. If I repeat it labor day weekend like I am sort of planning it will be interesting to compare for sure :-).

I'm running SRAM 12-26 with 8 speeds and the gaps in there do drive me nuts sometimes :-)...flattening that cassette out and using the third chainring more would probably be nicer as you say :-).

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Well done.
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Excellent! Nice moral booster, isn't it!?! What are you using to track your rides? (I see a small discrepancy in the mileage?)
I use wahoo fitness and export to Map my ride. I would just use map my ride, but the cadence doesn't seem to work with it. Anyway, the discrepancy is due to me trying to find a gas station to buy a drink the first trip and i didn't try the second time.

I don't ride out from my front door on saturdays. I pack up the bikes and take it to a multi use trail.
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