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Old 05-14-12, 08:50 PM
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I realize I don't exactly fit the mold of a clyde. But I was there at 215 and have lost weight and am trying to lose more weight. I feel more at home here then in the road bike forum. Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules and am allowed to be here.
I weigh about 19 pounds less than you, and started out 20 pounds heavier.

I also know you from another website.

Change it back Mr. Weed.

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Old 05-14-12, 09:44 PM
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My wife and I started riding one month ago. We both have our challenges. Mine is a long story that I won't re-hash here. My wife is 297 lbs. We did 26.5 miles yesterday and feel GREAT! Start slow, but always push yourself a little. Your mileage will grow quickly. Great job!
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Good job so far - but just FYI - I weigh about 100 lbs more than you and did a triathlon last year, and I'm doing another one this year (and walking a half-marathon, but that's not bike related). You do NOT need to lose any more weight to do one - and actually, starting to train now for a race in fall would be perfect timing. If you have any questions, let me know. I am hooked.
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Originally Posted by teresamichele
Good job so far - but just FYI - I weigh about 100 lbs more than you and did a triathlon last year, and I'm doing another one this year (and walking a half-marathon, but that's not bike related). You do NOT need to lose any more weight to do one - and actually, starting to train now for a race in fall would be perfect timing. If you have any questions, let me know. I am hooked.
Age is a factor too. I'm 56, and struggling to break out of the 240's (started at 290). I'm considering a sprint Tri in August, but need to start swimming soon. I hope to drop another twenty by then too.

https://www.camppendletonraces.com/sprinttri.html
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Old 05-15-12, 10:03 AM
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Age is a factor too.l
......only if you make it a factor. You can do this...you just have to want to do it. Can't wait to hear your success stories.
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Hills are the best part of a ride because you almost always get a nice, speedy, reward at the end.
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Hills are the best part of a ride because you almost always get a nice, speedy, reward at the end.
Your time in paradise is not worth the hell of getting there
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I started 4 years ago at about 290 and 66 years old. My first 4 miles I had to talk my wife out of calling 911 when I got home. Now I'm finally getting serious about my weight (down 25lbs in the last 3 months) and I'm down to 254 and I'm twisting my younger friends arms to accompany me on my 70 mile birthday ride on Memorial day. I ride about 150 miles a week and I feel better than I did 10 years ago. I wouldn't classify myself as a climber but I haven't had to walk lately and my friends aren't waiting for me at the top of the hills anymore. I'm not interested in Tri's but I managed several centuries last year and I plan more this year.

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Old 05-15-12, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by knurly
Your time in paradise is not worth the hell of getting there
I agree, but what the hills do for your condition and the progress they create toward your goals is priceless..................from what I hear. I'm not climbing hills yet!
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No dice on the ear buds or any type of head phones...went a ride with my buddy, and he was carrying the spares and repair kit for the day, and he was in the lead. Unbeknownst to me he put his headphones in....So when my tire blew out, I couldn't get his attention (stupid earbuds), not to mention he left his phone at home. And I ended up walking half of the 10 miles back, because somehow he continued on for another 15 miles before realizing I wasn't behind him...whole situation sucked, blistered feet. So i refuse to use earbuds. I just use my iPhone without headphones. Loud enough to hear, but quiet enough to not be to much of nuisance.
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Originally Posted by mprelaw
I weigh about 19 pounds less than you, and started out 20 pounds heavier.

I also know you from another website.

Change it back Mr. Weed.

Love, DJ
Change it to what?! I can't escape that website Dude you have lost even more weight? Crazy. You doing the MS ride? Not to sound like a stalker but I think I saw you riding on 130 coming back from fishin about two weeks ago?

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No dice on the ear buds or any type of head phones...went a ride with my buddy, and he was carrying the spares and repair kit for the day, and he was in the lead. Unbeknownst to me he put his headphones in....So when my tire blew out, I couldn't get his attention (stupid earbuds), not to mention he left his phone at home. And I ended up walking half of the 10 miles back, because somehow he continued on for another 15 miles before realizing I wasn't behind him...whole situation sucked, blistered feet. So i refuse to use earbuds. I just use my iPhone without headphones. Loud enough to hear, but quiet enough to not be to much of nuisance.

The ear buds are a life saver for me. I get bored without them. But I only put one in at a low volume.


Last night I went for a ride after dinner. Won't be doing that again could only make it 5 miles and had cramps. I did a 7 mile ride on sunday an felt great as well as my butt felt great. Later that day I still managed to go fishing and logged in about 2 miles walking on the beach. Goodbye blood pressure pills.....soon!
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Originally Posted by Reed422
Change it to what?! I can't escape that website Dude you have lost even more weight? Crazy. You doing the MS ride? Not to sound like a stalker but I think I saw you riding on 130 coming back from fishin about two weeks ago?




The ear buds are a life saver for me. I get bored without them. But I only put one in at a low volume.


Last night I went for a ride after dinner. Won't be doing that again could only make it 5 miles and had cramps. I did a 7 mile ride on sunday an felt great as well as my butt felt great. Later that day I still managed to go fishing and logged in about 2 miles walking on the beach. Goodbye blood pressure pills.....soon!
Naw, my weight is pretty stable right now. Fluctuates between the mid to high 150 to low 160 range.

Yeah, that was probably me that you saw on 130 a couple weeks ago. Depending on where you saw me, I was either doing a metric or a 37 mile loop. I'm doing the MS Cape Cod Getaway in June. 100 miles day 1, 75 day 2.
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Originally Posted by mprelaw
Naw, my weight is pretty stable right now. Fluctuates between the mid to high 150 to low 160 range.

Yeah, that was probably me that you saw on 130 a couple weeks ago. Depending on where you saw me, I was either doing a metric or a 37 mile loop. I'm doing the MS Cape Cod Getaway in June. 100 miles day 1, 75 day 2.
Damn your a skinny guy! How tall are you? Probably you, I've seen your pic. I would like to do that ride next year.
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