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    Congrats Walnut! Ive done the STP twice but at...

    Congrats Walnut!

    Ive done the STP twice but at my weight - 280lbs - I chose both times to do the ride in 2 days. Even over 2 days its a tough ride, so well done! The only time I came to falling...
  2. Thread: 9 Days In

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    AAhhhhhh - there you are America the Great. :)...

    AAhhhhhh - there you are America the Great. :)

    What an experience.
  3. Me too. The 15lbs it took me 6 months to lose...

    Me too. The 15lbs it took me 6 months to lose came back in 8 weeks off the bike. Oh well, back to the starting line. :)
  4. Weeelllll...My wife and I did a similar thing in...

    Weeelllll...My wife and I did a similar thing in 2010. She bought the Spec Ruby and I bought a Spec. Roubaix. She bought a triple and I bought a double. I was told the difference in gearing between...
  5. Hello there, Good for you for attempting to...

    Hello there,
    Good for you for attempting to start a lifestyle change and all the best to your brother. I have had luck with both a local bike shop and also with Bikes Direct. I bought a mid-level...
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    Great story :)

    Great story :)
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    OP - Same here. Ive been riding since 2010. Lost...

    OP - Same here. Ive been riding since 2010. Lost 25 lbs, ridden over 8,000 miles and I average 11-12mph. Im 50 this month and 290lbs. It is what it is. I have ridden back to back centuries (miles)...
  8. This is a good point. If you are setting yourself...

    This is a good point. If you are setting yourself 30mins-1hr of biking exercise per weekday, and your are within approx 10 miles f your workplace, this is a great way to get your ride in and save on...
  9. Though commendable, IMHO, this isnt something...

    Though commendable, IMHO, this isnt something that is sustainable. Do you really think that you could adopt this major lifestyle change for the rest of your life? For me, what works is short...
  10. Thread: 400 Pounds?

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    I agree with the yard sale advice. Next month,...

    I agree with the yard sale advice. Next month, you will see yard sales picking up in your area as people start the ritual spring cleaning. Ive picked u p some awesome deals over the year that I have...
  11. I was/am 290lbs and last summer was riding 75-80...

    I was/am 290lbs and last summer was riding 75-80 miles per week for 6 months.I was eating normally and not counting calories. I lost 5lb. Its all about diet, diet and diet. Unfortunately. :)
  12. Thread: I am fat..

    by JackoDandy
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    Ive had many a comment on my biking travels. Most...

    Ive had many a comment on my biking travels. Most screamed as they zoom by in their trucks. Ive had cars come over the center-line towards me, Ive had cars scream at me and then wait by the side of...
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    Hence the BD recommendation. Heres one for $699:...

    Hence the BD recommendation. Heres one for $699:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt2300_xii.htm


    :)
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    +1 I bought a BD Mountain Bike and its excellent...

    +1 I bought a BD Mountain Bike and its excellent value for money. As stated, the parts are about one rendition behind the latest and greatest but the sticker price is close to 30% less than a retail...
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    +1 - As I get older the media's manipulation of...

    +1 - As I get older the media's manipulation of the consumer at this time of year has become more and more apparent. I woke this AM and turned on the news and was barraged by constant news...
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    I plan to re-find my "Eye of the Tiger" :). I...

    I plan to re-find my "Eye of the Tiger" :). I have/had been riding solidly since 2010 and lost 30lbs and loved the riding, tech and social aspects of riding. Then in 2013 things kind of fell apart....
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    This guy liked it: ...

    This guy liked it:

    http://rideonpurpose.blogspot.com/2013/03/90-of-fun-at-10-of-cost-mongoose-beast.html

    It weighs 47lb and those wheels are huge. :eek: Great price though.
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    Ditto ;)

    Ditto ;)
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    I considered this trainer until I noticed the...

    I considered this trainer until I noticed the weigh limit wasnt Clyde friendly. From the KK R&R website:

    "While we do not publish an exact limit, we encourage riders over 250 lbs to consider using...
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    All true and I agree with most of it. My main...

    All true and I agree with most of it. My main reason for a trainer however, is not the cold, its the danger of riding in poor/dark conditions with drivers who are more interested in their 'tweets' as...
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    I use a CycleOps Fluid 2 and started using it at...

    I use a CycleOps Fluid 2 and started using it at 305lbs. Second year using it and its a solid design and build:
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    Poll: I eat my daughters collected candy 'stash' and...

    I eat my daughters collected candy 'stash' and love it. I ride my bike and watch my cals 95% of the year. I do that so that I can live 'normally' during the holidays. Im eating a twix as I type right...
  23. Well digging around a little it looks like you...

    Well digging around a little it looks like you have to have a $1000 CycleOps Pro trainer to hook it up. However, I was able to download (for free) 'virtual rides' to my PC. I just watched a ride from...
  24. CycleOps New Indoor Training System - Anyone hd experience with this?

    Looks interesting:

    http://virtualtraining.eu/en

    Looks like you ride your trainer indoors while riding 'routes' from around the world that are either created by you or others. The site is a...
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    +1 - I usually get the HTFU comments when I...

    +1 - I usually get the HTFU comments when I suggest using a trainer over the winter. Most tough-guys comment come from SoCal, NoCal or Texas. ;)

    What are the temps right now in Texas? Mid-70's?...
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