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Great story - 500lb>>>180lb

Old 01-11-12, 07:21 AM
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Great story - 500lb>>>180lb

This was posted by Pcad (of all people!) in the Road Forum.

Couldn't see it here and thought some folks might like it.
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Old 01-11-12, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
This was posted by Pcad (of all people!) in the Road Forum.

Couldn't see it here and thought some folks might like it.
Scott's story is a good one, and it pops up here from time to time. Thanks for posting it!
 
Old 01-11-12, 11:05 AM
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It is a great story...the builder has just as much to do with his success as the rider.

But the story makes it seem like the rider doesn't work aside from riding his bike...sure, if you don't/can't work, the availability to ride a lot is there but I can say I got big because of work. Long hours, late meals, bad food choices at those late meals because of lack of time to prepare something more healthy and falling asleep within a couple hours of eating a big dinner meal - couple that with little to no exercise and bam!

If only I could not work and move to the pacific northwest where it is more temperate all year, then maybe I could lose the last 100 lbs to get to 188 like the rider in the story...but then again I'm not the pick up and move on a whim type
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Old 01-11-12, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by phlydude View Post
It is a great story...the builder has just as much to do with his success as the rider.

But the story makes it seem like the rider doesn't work aside from riding his bike...sure, if you don't/can't work, the availability to ride a lot is there but I can say I got big because of work. Long hours, late meals, bad food choices at those late meals because of lack of time to prepare something more healthy and falling asleep within a couple hours of eating a big dinner meal - couple that with little to no exercise and bam!

If only I could not work and move to the pacific northwest where it is more temperate all year, then maybe I could lose the last 100 lbs to get to 188 like the rider in the story...but then again I'm not the pick up and move on a whim type
From reading his blog I thought he worked as a musician and stay at home dad.
 
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Oh, I didn't read the blog. The story (from what I remember from the couple months back when I read it) was that he and wife and kid moved to Minneapolis (where the bike builder was) and then Pac NW. Made it seem like he was out of work...
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hahahah, northwest temperate...we do have 4 seasons, drizzle, sunbreaks, rain, constant downpour not fit for a duck
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He home schools his child... I bet that occupies quite a bit of his day actually. I have no clue how he finds time to ride 20k miles a year, I don't even DRIVE that far.
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Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
hahahah, northwest temperate...we do have 4 seasons, drizzle, sunbreaks, rain, constant downpour not fit for a duck
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Someone posted that story in my introduction thread. Very enlightening. Only problem for someone like me is that a custom built bike is FAR out of my reach so i'm just going to make do with CL finds and fixing up what breaks on my bike.
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A truly amazing story.
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Someone posted that story in my introduction thread. Very enlightening. Only problem for someone like me is that a custom built bike is FAR out of my reach so i'm just going to make do with CL finds and fixing up what breaks on my bike.
Getting a strong enough bike isn't as hard as you'd think, really. Save up your money and upgrade parts as you need to. We're here to encourage you!
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Originally Posted by phlydude View Post
It is a great story...the builder has just as much to do with his success as the rider.

But the story makes it seem like the rider doesn't work aside from riding his bike...sure, if you don't/can't work, the availability to ride a lot is there but I can say I got big because of work. Long hours, late meals, bad food choices at those late meals because of lack of time to prepare something more healthy and falling asleep within a couple hours of eating a big dinner meal - couple that with little to no exercise and bam!

If only I could not work and move to the pacific northwest where it is more temperate all year, then maybe I could lose the last 100 lbs to get to 188 like the rider in the story...but then again I'm not the pick up and move on a whim type
Jeez, you just described a trucker's lifestyle. (Which I've been intimately familiar with for 40 years.)
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Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
hahahah, northwest temperate...we do have 4 seasons, drizzle, sunbreaks, rain, constant downpour not fit for a duck
Home sweet home, and I so miss it~!
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A very inspiring story to be sure.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Jeez, you just described a trucker's lifestyle. (Which I've been intimately familiar with for 40 years.)
Not quite but worse...driving 150+ miles a day only to sit in an office for at least 8 hours...I'd leave @ 7AM and get home around 8PM - 4 hours of my day was spent on my arse in my pick-up truck.
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I am curious as to who built the bike.
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page 5 "He didn't want to become a mascot, a peddler of false hope"

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That is a great story, make me really want to step it up. Not all at once but a little at a time!
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