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Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,028
Posted By jeneralist
BigAura, please think twice before you start...

BigAura, please think twice before you start telling folks to be ashamed.
I'm not sure what you think you mean by "real bicycle people", so here are some of my bona fides: Started riding in 2010,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-24-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By jeneralist
Rock on! Glad to hear the good news!

Rock on! Glad to hear the good news!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-24-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By jeneralist
Update: well, it ain't my...

Update: well, it ain't my tendons/meniscus/cartilage -- it's nothing mechanical. Turns out to be more on the medical side of things.

Doc took some of the fluid off my knees. They didn't find...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-03-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By jeneralist
At least I'm not feeling like I'm missing much...

At least I'm not feeling like I'm missing much riding this week: Philly is currently experiencing temps around 40*F, with 40mph winds.

Of course, now that I've been having this go on for 3 months,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-29-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By jeneralist
X-rays, yes; MRI, no. There's not a lot of...

X-rays, yes; MRI, no. There's not a lot of reason to think that I've torn anything, so I'm doing PT first; if I don't get better as expected, then maybe an MRI.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-27-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By jeneralist
Thanks for the kind words. Dave, so far I haven't...

Thanks for the kind words. Dave, so far I haven't regained more than my usual winter; but now that spring is coming, I really want to find a way to keep moving. I'm afraid that if I don't stay...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-26-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By jeneralist
Down to 8 miles, and scared

Hey all --

Those who started on this forum in the last year or two may not recognize me. I started riding in 2009, started posting in 2010, dropped 65+ pounds, and worked my way up from sucking...
Forum: Touring 01-17-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,316
Posted By jeneralist
velostickers.com ? veloink.com ?

velostickers.com ?
veloink.com ?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-29-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By jeneralist
I did better with cleats than I did with the...

I did better with cleats than I did with the old-style "clips" (aka, cages for your feet). Fell the first day I was using the clips: needed to put my feet down quickly, and the only way out of the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-19-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,041
Posted By jeneralist
I had gastric banding, sometimes called "lap...

I had gastric banding, sometimes called "lap band", done in January 2010. It's a style of bariatric surgery that doesn't get done too often these days -- the adjustable band that goes around the...
Forum: Foo 10-07-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,615
Posted By jeneralist
As with my contributions last year, these may be...

As with my contributions last year, these may be more Samhain than Halloween:

Jim's Big Ego, "Everything Must Go":...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-01-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By jeneralist
Well, maybe the Pope couldn't stop the ride, but...

Well, maybe the Pope couldn't stop the ride, but something did: for the first time in 30+ years, the City to Shore ride is being cancelled due to weather. With rain already drenching the area and a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-29-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeneralist
So I rode into work around 10AM on Sunday, with...

So I rode into work around 10AM on Sunday, with the Papal Mass slated for 4 pm.

The main MUP into downtown had a fraction of the riders usually out on a fine Sunday, and the road it parallels was...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-29-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By jeneralist
Yippee and yahoo!

Yippee and yahoo!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-25-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By jeneralist
A couple of different ways to deal with that:...

A couple of different ways to deal with that: stink-resistant clothes, avoiding stink-prone packing, and actually washing clothes from time to time.

I'll start with the last one first: doing...
Forum: Touring 09-24-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By jeneralist
I have one as well, in red; now about 3 years...

I have one as well, in red; now about 3 years old. Quite pleased with it so far.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-23-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeneralist
Then there's the Wonder Woman cyclist Halloween...

Then there's the Wonder Woman cyclist Halloween costume, where the cable for the bike lock double as the lasso of truth....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-23-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeneralist
The folks I work with tend to be fit, but running...

The folks I work with tend to be fit, but running and yoga are the big things at my office. The folks who do ride a bike consider "outdoors" to be a weird place for a spin class. Commuting just...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeneralist
The big question is how full of pedestrians the...

The big question is how full of pedestrians the car-less streets will be.

I'll keep y'all posted....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-21-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By jeneralist
Congratulations! That's a huge milestone!

Congratulations! That's a huge milestone!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-21-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By jeneralist
Glad to hear you're mostly OK.

Glad to hear you're mostly OK.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-20-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By jeneralist
Biking saves the day at work

Here in Philadelphia, we're getting ready for the Pope to visit it in a few days. Large swaths of downtown (or, as we call it, "Center City") will be closed to cars in preparation for public events...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-19-15, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By jeneralist
Sweet looking bike... And welcome back!

Sweet looking bike... And welcome back!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-17-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By jeneralist
I wouldn't be a Clyde (200 lbs and over) but I...

I wouldn't be a Clyde (200 lbs and over) but I think I'll always be in the 'Theena category (150 pounds and up).

Here's the "before" (or, more accurately, "just starting"), September 2009:
477890...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-16-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By jeneralist
More fun while I'm doing it? Probably the group...

More fun while I'm doing it? Probably the group tours. The Bon Ton Roulet and the Ride Around Washington gave me people to chat with who were experiencing the same thing.
But I find I get more...
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