Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
Reload this Page >

It was suppose to be a leisurely today ride but.....

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.

It was suppose to be a leisurely today ride but.....

Old 09-20-09, 09:31 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Hill-Pumper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: In Oregon looking for more hills to ride
Posts: 834

Bikes: 2016 Niner RLT Steel, 2015 GT Grade Carbon 105, 2014 NS Bikes Eccentric, 2013 Norco Sight Killer B-1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It was suppose to be a leisurely today ride but.....

Today , I was not really in the mood to ride, but I needed to put miles in before next week metric. I decided on a 40 mile or so route that I was not going to hammer out. That changed about a half mile into the ride. I saw another cyclist pull out from one of the side streets, so I thought I might just catch up with him a maybe say Hi or something. As we rounded the corner I swung wide to pull even with him. He looked back to see me and started to speed up like he did not want me to pass him. Evidently the thought of a 190 pound rider on a 24 pound plus cross bike with commuter tires on it passing him would have bruised his little ego. So, I just tucked in again and watched as he pumped away to keep ahead of me. We started going up hill and he started standing on the pedals while I sat in my seat and spun the hill. Of course when we started down hill, we were in my territory, I made up what distance that he had gained on me. I kept up with him until I needed to make my turn off. I was good and warmed up now with my juices flowing, so now I was in hammer mode for the rest of the ride. Which was good because the next 20 miles was nothing but nasty head winds. The tail wind though on the way back was a blast, so it was worth the work. I was beat, but it was fun to know that I had made the little guy (read 130-140 pounds) work to stay in front of me for a couple of miles.
Hill-Pumper is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.