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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 07-17-08, 02:31 PM   #1
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D2R2 Century, training update and tire advice?

Well my training hasn't been as consistent or as hilly as it should be. But I've been getting to my gym 3-4 times a week and riding hard and fast on my commutes and errands (currently car free in Boston) and getting out for recreational/training rides when I make time (I need to make it a higher priority and get out more often, like... now). I'm hoping I can finish the ride. Reading some post ride reports people have taken as long as 12hr 40min to finish so I think I'll be able to pull that off at the very least. I've lost a bit of weight (210lbs last I checked, down from 245lbs in November).

I'm debating on tires. I've got 35MM Pasela Tourguard tires on my touring bike, I think these will work OK but 70% dirt roads in New England means there will be sections of this ride that are more suited to a mountain bike than any road bike. I'm thinking the Tourguards will be a happy medium between a too narrow road tire and a too aggressive cross tire.

Tonight! A hard fast training ride!
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