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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 11-02-09, 07:26 PM   #1
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18 years since last road bike ride

I'm weighing in at about 260, and finally ready to get to work.

My mountain bike with street tires just wasn't calling me to ride, so for my 40th B-Day I picked up a left-over 2008 KHS Flite 220 from the LBS. It's entry level, but it felt better to me than some of the more expensive bikes.

I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone in the future.

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Old 11-02-09, 07:52 PM   #2
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When I returned to road bikes after a 30 year hiatus, it felt pretty strange at first. I picked up a Schwinn Le Tour GS (similar to what you have) and enjoyed the heck out of it. After a year or so I moved on to a better road bike and the Schwinn is now my commuter. I love the feel of skinny tires under my not-so-skinny rear.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:12 PM   #3
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Looks like a great bike - hope you enjoy: sure you will.

I am looking forward to my first road bike since 1984.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:41 PM   #4
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Look at it this way: Entry level now is like top-of-the-line a few years ago. I'm sure it's a FINE bike.
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Old 11-03-09, 09:03 AM   #5
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I think I have bike envy

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