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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,245
Posted By shog
I cracked a couple of ribs about three years ago....

I cracked a couple of ribs about three years ago. Mine were painful enough to make breathing without pain difficult. I was off the bike for a good two months, after about a month I was hitting the...
Forum: Touring 06-03-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By shog
I've used one of the performance bags for the...

I've used one of the performance bags for the last year or so. Never used it on an an extended tour but for a lot of weekend tours/century rides. The bag itself has held up well. The main issue is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-12-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,558
Posted By shog
First very glad to hear you are ok that's the...

First very glad to hear you are ok that's the most important thing. Sounds like the insurance is trying to make you go away. You may need to get tough, don't back down to an adjuster they get paid to...
Forum: Touring 05-12-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By shog
Can you ? probably - Personally I think it would...

Can you ? probably - Personally I think it would be much more comfortable enjoyable ride to get a little more volume in the tires. Another consideration is if there would be a lot of rain just before...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-07-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By shog
Just smile - look them up and down and drop them...

Just smile - look them up and down and drop them :D . Seriously worry less ride more. If I worried what other people thought about me I probably wouldn't get out of bed in the morning.

Shog
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-29-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By shog
Lou Schuler has a nice piece on this over at Male...

Lou Schuler has a nice piece on this over at Male Pattern Fitness http://www.malepatternfitness.com/

Personally I have a lot of trouble with these self reported studies. There wasn't any actual...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-20-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By shog
+2 on the Continental Gatorskins, I'm 280lbs and...

+2 on the Continental Gatorskins, I'm 280lbs and have 2500 miles on a set of 700x28s (fyi they run small so 28s are more like other 25s). Only flat was from a piece of a needle sharp thin steel wire...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-20-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By shog
I've been there not quite that much of a walk but...

I've been there not quite that much of a walk but a long wait to get picked up. The montrail is a nice trail system. I rode most of it last year. Had a great ride last fail on the Mon River South...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-27-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By shog
>> June 3 - Ride to Cumberland, MD - less than 20...

>> June 3 - Ride to Cumberland, MD - less than 20 miles, all downhill (A steep downhill.)

Not so steep just long. The charts on the various web sites make the climb/descent much steeper. I've...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-13-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By shog
Any Clydes with custom Hincapie in larger sizes 4x-5x ?

I have a chance to get 4x or 5x Hincapie jesery/bibs for a good price through my club. Any Clydes out there wearing any of these larger sizes ? I tried 3x bibs last year and I had to send them back...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-13-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By shog
You are probably caring too much weight on your...

You are probably caring too much weight on your hands. First get someone to check your fit it could be something as simple as seat tilt or seat position that is forcing your weight forward. You may...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-12-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,020
Posted By shog
Steel snaps too - I've killed two over the years...

Steel snaps too - I've killed two over the years a French made Motebecane (79 Grand Touring) snapped without warning at the seat tube bottom bracket. Schwinn World Sport cracked at the head tube down...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-08-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By shog
I'll second the stretches, I had a fight with...

I'll second the stretches, I had a fight with chronic lower back pain about a year ago and stretching really helps. Something else that seems to be helping with back soreness and fatigue is doing...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-29-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,127
Posted By shog
At least 100 <G> - I rode a set of stock...

At least 100 <G> - I rode a set of stock bontrager 20/24 wheels for over 1500 miles without at problem during that time I went from 320-290lbs. Amazingly the bike didn't explode or anything<g>. I'm...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-19-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By shog
High protein diets can lead to rapid weight loss...

High protein diets can lead to rapid weight loss but the backlash can be equally rapid. I would be suspect of any eating plan that denies specific food groups. I believe to be effective a diet plan...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-07-07, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By shog
Tom I do a lot of freeweight lifting including...

Tom I do a lot of freeweight lifting including squats and deadlifts. I've found that switching over to the freeweights works the entire body and has really helped my core. I have also been doing a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-26-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,252
Posted By shog
If you are having trouble with length in your...

If you are having trouble with length in your bibs and need some length ask around and find someone with a serger type sewing machine it's really easy for someone to do the correct stitch and add...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-17-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By shog
Quick follow up to this. I went the weekend and...

Quick follow up to this. I went the weekend and gave my friends Kayak a try. I gotta get me one of these. I did end up in the water at one point :-( We were in very shallow water and I stuck my...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-13-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By shog
I rode a set just like them for two seasons prob...

I rode a set just like them for two seasons prob around 2500 miles with out issues outside of a couple of truings. Got a little worried about long term durability on some of the longer rides I have...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-09-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By shog
Lot's of great advice here but here is a couple...

Lot's of great advice here but here is a couple more. Make sure your saddle isn't tilted forward causing you to put more pressure on your hands than you need to. Advice when you buy gloves you want...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-09-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By shog
Yea, he is going to be there, the beach area is...

Yea, he is going to be there, the beach area is really shallow in this lake so it will be a good place to give this a try just to see if I want to take it further. If that works ok then we may go up...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-09-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By shog
Found someone in a club I belong to that has a...

Found someone in a club I belong to that has a touring Dagger he is going to let me try this weekend. Going to go out onto a local lake and use the beach area so I can give it a try. He's experienced...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-07-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By shog
Wow thanks folks - what a great group - you have...

Wow thanks folks - what a great group - you have all given me some good pointers. Now time to start googling and calling up a couple of local places. I've got about 40lbs to my goal so plenty of time...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-06-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By shog
OT: Kayak for the heavier paddler

Completely off topic but any Clydes that are also Kayakers ? I did a lot of canoeing in my younger days and I always wanted a kayak. I'm thinking of using that as a reward when I meet my weight goals...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-06-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,306
Posted By shog
Tom extra careful with that shoulder after the...

Tom extra careful with that shoulder after the cortizone shot it will start feeling better and it is very easy to cause further injury your rotator cuff. I have two friends that did some major damage...
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