Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-09, 08:27 PM   #1
Pancho McTavish
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Honolulu
Bikes: Gary Fisher Piranha
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Back in the Saddle

New guy at 279# today. I live in Honolulu and the slow island lifestyle and good food has been causing me to pay the price with larger and larger shorts required. It finally got thru to me that I really needed to do something different. Back in the 90's I used to ride the Ozark hills and forest trails quite a bit but I've been out of real shape for so long that any kind of trail riding is still a way in the future. I've been commuting the 5+ miles to work for the last four weeks and, with just a modicum of attention of what I put in my mouth, I've been able to drop a cool twenty pounds so far. The rides get easier by the day. Of course. there are no hills along the route I ride, but there are plenty here for later. Even at the advanced age of 63, once I found the right saddle and bike shorts, I've enjoyed the hell out of getting back in the ride.

Gary Fisher Piranha

My only problem so far is one that I'm not sure is even related to my bike. This week I've been out of action with one of the worst episodes of lower back pain I remember. I've had episodic LBP since I was a teenager regardless of my weight. It's getting much better after three days and I will probably be fine for a short ride tomorrow. We'll just have to see how it goes after that.

Great forum! Thanks for having me.
Pancho McTavish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 08:33 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 31,002
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
Welcome to BF.
67 y/o here.

2 bad disc's, one at L4-5.
I found that the Forward Stretch on a road bike has eliminated all of my back pain.

Oops I just saw that you are MD.

Get a MRI so that you will know exactly where the pain originates.

Nice photo.
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 09:00 PM   #3
DnvrFox's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stop by the 50+ forum.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 09:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
kenseth03's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Glen Allen Va.
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just had surgery at my L4-L5. I also had 2 bad disks. An MRI is what found my problem.
kenseth03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-09, 06:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Michigan
Bikes: Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
Posts: 1,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Welcome to BF.
67 y/o here...

10 Wheels, observing your avitar, you don't look 67 ?
BigPolishJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.