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    Don't forget Lou over at www.foxwear.net He...

    Don't forget Lou over at www.foxwear.net
    He custom makes clothing to size, and does not charge for us larger people~! All sorts of outdoor clothing, and a phone call or email can get you most...
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    I am a Rover owner. Got mine at 360lbs and a 60"...

    I am a Rover owner. Got mine at 360lbs and a 60" waist. Zero pain from the seat, lifetime frame warranty too. "Utah Trikes" can custom-build a Rover any way you want it as well.
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    First - disclaimer - I am not any kind of Doctor,...

    First - disclaimer - I am not any kind of Doctor, nor do I play one on TV - seeing a foot Doc - at some point has got to happen. Trust me, I've had no income since 2010, and I think I understand...
  4. Just wanted to add that that I met Sayre when I...

    Just wanted to add that that I met Sayre when I was bout 360, and he was somewhere around the same. You (luckily) are much younger than I - but anyhow, you *can* change your life if you wish to do...
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    Sticky: I was going to suggest a 'recumbent trike', but...

    I was going to suggest a 'recumbent trike', but they do tend to be heavier to load...
  6. Welcome, I'm late to the party (as usual). I...

    Welcome, I'm late to the party (as usual).

    I came and asked the same questions you are asking back in 2009. Got great info back then, just like you are getting now. If you like to read, you may...
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    Personally, I Love the 'Seafood Diet'... ...

    Personally, I Love the 'Seafood Diet'...

    /snicker
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    I can feel what you're saying, and I for one do not wish to 'suffer' when I am riding. Yes, between the weight, and the other issues, there have been many times that 'pain' is involved in my riding,...
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    One point some folks may not know? Besides...

    One point some folks may not know? Besides actual 'size', some heads are rounder, and some heads are more oval. So buying a helmet the same 'shape' as your head also helps. Like 'Bell' is round,...
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    The issue over at BROL has to do with limiting...

    The issue over at BROL has to do with limiting $pammers - which is an ongoing issue. New members *are* welcome there! I tend to stay in the trike sub-section, and at least there, newbies are...
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    I would so love to have that surgery, but no way...

    I would so love to have that surgery, but no way to pay for it. So instead, it is slowly coming off. My DR thinks I am about to hit the wall though, and may not get much smaller without surgery. ...
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    Thank you for your kind words! The key in my...

    Thank you for your kind words!

    The key in my mind, is finding what is comfortable for you, and then start riding. For 2012 I'll finish the year with bout 1800 miles. In 2010 it was 650 miles. ...
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    We are on the same page. Even I would carry less...

    We are on the same page. Even I would carry less if it had to be on my back instead of in my trailer. My biggest areas are heavier due to cheap cost, bringing stuff for comfort that aren't really...
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    I realize I am at the other end. My gear is...

    I realize I am at the other end. My gear is heavy because it's cheap - you can get cheap and light (crap), cheap and good (heavy), or expensive and good (light). Plus, I do tend to bring more than...
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    I do not want to go off-topic here, but a group...

    I do not want to go off-topic here, but a group of people left Homestead, PA, going to Cumberland, MA (I was with them). A day into the trip the group split into a faster group, and a slow group (me...
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    Touring can be a 5 mile ride and sleeping in a...

    Touring can be a 5 mile ride and sleeping in a friend's back yard, and then riding home the next morning, or, it can be a 3-4 month tour across the US. Me, I started (finally) touring last year...
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    +1 - What he said up there

    +1 - What he said up there
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    FYI - I am planning to ride the GAP again this...

    FYI - I am planning to ride the GAP again this Spring/early summer. Just me, my trike and trailer, camping gear, and around two weeks of goofing around between Homestead, PA and Cumberland, MD and...
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    Lights, flags, and the width *generally* folks...

    Lights, flags, and the width *generally* folks tend to swing wide for a trike (perhaps they think the rider is handicapped in some way?) On a trike, you will generally be 2-3mph *slower* than you'd...
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    Forgot to add a photo at my start~ ...

    Forgot to add a photo at my start~

    http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_ride_04-17-10_009.jpg

    My first ride was a whooping 400 feet. This was my visit *real* ride a few...
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    Just a thought? In 2009 I was 378lbs, currently...

    Just a thought? In 2009 I was 378lbs, currently around 294lbs. I started out like you, and bought a Giant Suede DX for about $400 bucks, and when the rear wheel died, the LBS covered it under...
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    That sounds so cool~! I don't know what a lot of...

    That sounds so cool~! I don't know what a lot of it means... but what I got out of it, is you've got plenty of low gears, you'll be using Big Apples 26X2.00, have fenders, 3 bottle racks, and front...
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    Welcome to the herd~! I started out much like...

    Welcome to the herd~! I started out much like you, but haven't lost as much weight, from a high of 419 to 387lbs when I joined BF, and am around 295lbs now. Nine knee surgeries with one knee...
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    One other point? I believe Ashley from Utah...

    One other point? I believe Ashley from Utah Trikes has built one of these, it might be worth giving them a call to confirm, and find out what they learned when they did it?
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    I found a set of 'Dry Ducks' in 3XL that fit my...

    I found a set of 'Dry Ducks' in 3XL that fit my 54" waist (just barely) Jacket and pants, and they squish down to a 4X6X3 bag that comes with them. Are supposed to be water "proof" - and sweaty...
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