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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 04-26-11, 12:26 PM   #1
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When I bought my bike on Labor Day 2009 my goal was to loose 100 pounds, ride my age on my birthday (52 miles on May 21, 2010) and ride a sanctioned Century.

I did ride my age last year on my birthday. I have lost 75 of the 100 pounds and have yet to ride a sanctioned century.

This year my goals where to ride my age "before my birthday", Ride a sanctioned century and get my blood sugar to an acceptable level. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in march when my blood sugar tested at 518!

Saturday I rode my age + (67 miles) and backed that up on Sunday with a 63 mile ride. Today my blood sugar was 153 and I have just signed up to ride a Century that happens to be on my birthday.

...and now that I am closing in on the 100 pound goal I have no intention on stopping there. Probably could go as much as 120 -140 just have to see when I get there.
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Incredible! Nice job.
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Very impressive is the Sat/Sun combo of 60+ miles each.
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Very impressive is the Sat/Sun combo of 60+ miles each.
Yes. 67 on Saturday and 63 on Sunday.
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Excellent work. Good luck on that century.
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Well done! Keep on rocking!
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Fantastic! Keep it up!
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Inspirational - Thanks for sharing. My goal is to ride my age 52, by labor day. Would love to think I could do it by 4th of July.
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When I bought my bike on Labor Day 2009 my goal was to loose 100 pounds, ride my age on my birthday (52 miles on May 21, 2010) and ride a sanctioned Century.

I did ride my age last year on my birthday. I have lost 75 of the 100 pounds and have yet to ride a sanctioned century.

This year my goals where to ride my age "before my birthday", Ride a sanctioned century and get my blood sugar to an acceptable level. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in march when my blood sugar tested at 518!

Saturday I rode my age + (67 miles) and backed that up on Sunday with a 63 mile ride. Today my blood sugar was 153 and I have just signed up to ride a Century that happens to be on my birthday.

...and now that I am closing in on the 100 pound goal I have no intention on stopping there. Probably could go as much as 120 -140 just have to see when I get there.
*Weight loss at 90 pounds now
*Rode twice my age on my birthday
*Completed the Century
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nice job, honestly, I think 60+ mile efforts on back to back days is far more impressive than riding a century. I feel like once you get on a bike it's easy to keep going but once you stop for more than 30 minutes the body wants to shut down and after 50+ miles the body wants to recover. Keep up the good work.
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I have done several C's, lost 70lbs and done twenty miles in under an hour.
A year ago walking across the street was a choir.

You just have to want to do it! And then do it!

Congrats on your progress. And keep riding!
And riding, and riding, and riding!!!
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