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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 10-07-17, 03:07 AM   #26
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2. 2.75 lbs. packed weight. No way you are getting two people in that thing unless they are tiny.
I looked HARD at that tent but couldn't bring myself to spend that dope on it, settled for the kelty salida 1p tent for $107 and only 3.5 lbs packed weight. I did add a ground tarp just in case for another 20 bucks. It worked for my tour and the money saved bought me two hotel nights
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So our police department had their abandoned bike/property sale this weekend ... it was a silent auction type thing. I'm trying, gently, to get my wife into riding and she's expressed an interest in riding the local rail trail ... which isn't paved and is definitely not suitable for road bike tires, so we found a couple of mountain bikes and picked them up cheap.

They're not spectacular, and need some work (can you say winter projects?) but it's a start.

Mine is a 90s or 00s Schwinn ... I forget the model. Wife's is a big box beater, so I'm hoping I can wrench on it enough to get it serviceable. I'd be happy if we can work up to her riding up the trail to the next town. Beyond that and we'll consider getting her a better bike. It was difficult, because she's short so bikes in her size were limited at best ... but it was only $15. Mine was $30.
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I looked HARD at that tent but couldn't bring myself to spend that dope on it, settled for the kelty salida 1p tent for $107 and only 3.5 lbs packed weight. I did add a ground tarp just in case for another 20 bucks. It worked for my tour and the money saved bought me two hotel nights
Yeah. It is pricey. I got mine during REI's big sale and had some dividend l hadn't used yet.


I have their Seedhouse SL 2. While touring in SD in 2015 I tripped on a small tree stump in the dark and fell into the tent. Bent a pole and separated some of the door's mesh from the base. Someday I will stop being lazy and send it back to BA for repair. (They do cheap work so I am told.) I like that tent for flatter routes because there is more headroom than the Fly Creek.
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70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky ... still doing tanline maintenance into October ... I can handle this.
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I see your 70* and raise you to 73*


awesome fall weather so far
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50ish ... sustained north winds between 10 and 15 mph ... bit of a character builder today ....

It did, however, give me the opportunity to try out my Novara Headwind Jacket I bought from REI on clearance. All in all, it's a good piece of kit. Definitely took the bite out of the wind, and I was able to regulate my temp pretty well by opening and closing the zipper as needed. My only real gripe is while it fits fine, it's a bit flappy in the arms, but that's a minor quibble. Apparently there's still a few left in XXL if you guys are looking. FWIW I'm 6'3, around 285 currently.
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I've been working from home since February and I gotta say, it is so beautiful outside, I really want to go for a lunchtime ride! Aaargh!!!!!
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Go for it. We won't rat you out.
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I've been working from home since February and I gotta say, it is so beautiful outside, I really want to go for a lunchtime ride! Aaargh!!!!!
I hope you get the chance soon. Have you been able to get on the indoor bike with any success yet?
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Go for it. We won't rat you out.

Unfortunately health is stopping me. The bike weighs more than my neurosurgeon will allow me to lift with a broken back. Plus, the last round of chemo absolutely wore me out. I finished on Saturday and I'm still just wiped out. I'd bet if I did a blood test right now, my white, red and platelet count would be amazingly low.

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I hope you get the chance soon. Have you been able to get on the indoor bike with any success yet?

Thanks, Jim. Unfortunately not. I just don't have the strength. Soon, though. Seriously!
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the last round of chemo absolutely wore me out.
Yeah, going 11 out of 8 rounds I can believe it. Hang in there buddy!
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computer is back, Zwift and BKool loaded. And it is official I am a "Vegetarian" (Indian word for "Bad Hunter") so I guess I will have to buy my meat at the grocery store where they make it and no animals get hurt
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I got roped into this stupid coed bridal party tonight. Even trying the "cancer card" couldn't get me out of this. I'm in this town in the middle of nowhere - called "Highland". We had to through 2 fruit checks and a border crossing to get here.

Oh well. At least the food's good!
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Highland? We know someone there!
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Yah, that's what I thought! I have photographic proof disputing his "garden spot" analogies!
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You've just been mooned


Saw a couple Roosters when out deer hunting.... I only got to shoot deer and birds with my camera as they were sitting on private land.




Had a storm roll through yesterday
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38 degrees here this morning ... told myself last night I could handle it, would just bundle up.

6:30 a.m. and I'm taking the dogs out ... NOPE ... I'll wait, supposed to warm up anyway. Was in the mid 50s around lunch today when I rode, which was nice. I organized the backroom where my cycling stuff resides this past weekend ... not a perfect system by any stretch, but it's better than it was.
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So this finally happened!



It is AMAZING how weak my legs are! I spun fairly quickly for 15 minutes. Today my legs are extremely weak. They're not sore, but just don't want to obey. It feels good though. I need to get the saddle up higher though.
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awesome!!


Great to see you spinning
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Excellent! Another step forward!
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Go Joe!!!!
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Thatís great to see you on a bike even a stationary one! Woot!
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