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Athena - Journey Update

Old 03-29-13, 05:42 PM
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I've been following you on Strava. Inspirational is the word that comes to mind!
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Old 03-29-13, 08:43 PM
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Gawd! You're just knocking over those PR's. Killin those "4" hills at better than 6 mph is a good feeling isn't it? Great job!
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Old 03-29-13, 09:19 PM
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BG, I enjoy reading all of your posts. Keep up the good work. It is not an easy journey, but one well worth the effort.

Atta girl!
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Old 03-29-13, 09:29 PM
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Thanks guys. Truly I appreciate the encouragement.
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Awesome deal! Keep up the great work.
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Good job! The story of your progress is motivating!
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Take a look at the first picture and then the one taken on your first century. Heck of a difference; keep after it.

I do have to ask. Southern California and toe warmers?
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Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
I do have to ask. Southern California and toe warmers?
What are you saying? We have BOTH seasons here in SoCal, too! This shot was obviously taken on one of our frigid 48 degree days!

BG - You're doing great. You must feel great!
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Old 04-01-13, 05:19 PM
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Take a look at the first picture and then the one taken on your first century. Heck of a difference; keep after it.

I do have to ask. Southern California and toe warmers?
Not only TOE WARMERS...but I had on: two sets of arm warmers at once! It was a COLD start to that Century in Palm Springs. Ha ha ha
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Old 04-01-13, 05:20 PM
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What are you saying? We have BOTH seasons here in SoCal, too! This shot was obviously taken on one of our frigid 48 degree days!

BG - You're doing great. You must feel great!
Thanks PJ...I do feel like I'm "more fit" tho my weight is pretty much not changing at moment.
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Old 04-01-13, 05:34 PM
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Hey, I had toe warmers on that day too. It was 38 degrees when we started and I'm sorry, that's damn cold no matter where you're cycling.

Congrats on your basketload of PRs on GMR today - although it looks like you only got a personal second place on one of the 400 segments you rode, what's up with that?
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Athena - Journey Update

I stopped too long to take photos?
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I changed my profile pic because it was mentioned to me on GMR that I should update it.

It is small tho...so here are recent pics of me...not lost much weight but...













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Hey, what happened to your pink bar tape? Loved it!
I love the UC kits.
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I changed my profile pic because it was mentioned to me on GMR that I should update it.

It is small tho...so here are recent pics of me...not lost much weight but...













Cool bike! A guy in our club had bought one off another member in the club who was getting rid of it so she could get something else. It's an awesome bike. Unfortunately, he just crashed it in a race last weekend and I believe he destroyed the fork. I think he's having the frame inspected for damage as well.
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Old 04-24-13, 06:44 PM
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Hey, what happened to your pink bar tape? Loved it!
I love the UC kits.
I got new bars (wider 42's as the 40's were too narrow). I decided to go with black when I had the new bars wrapped.

Thank you on our team kits. They are flattering as well as comfortable. Vntgdrms did a fantastic job designing them. The club I was involved with a while back has yellow/purple as their main colors and I heard they are getting MATCHING shorts. OMG...GAWDY won't be the word. They'll look like easter eggs.
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I got new bars (wider 42's as the 40's were too narrow). I decided to go with black when I had the new bars wrapped.

Thank you on our team kits. They are flattering as well as comfortable. Vntgdrms did a fantastic job designing them. The club I was involved with a while back has yellow/purple as their main colors and I heard they are getting MATCHING shorts. OMG...GAWDY won't be the word. They'll look like easter eggs.
Gawdy isn't the word! I like the blue...nice change from black.
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Been a while since I updated.

i am down 44 lbs from my known heaviest.

from finish of Cool Breeze Century in August 2014


Similar shots:

Palm Springs Century 2014


PS 2014


On GMR April 2013


Palm Springs Century Feb 2013


GMR virgin ride Aug 2012


First metric century June 2012
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Great job. It's just about being consistent and sticking with it.
Your an inspiration I'm sure to many, both here and those that ride beside you.
Stay strong and keep peddling.
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Hey it's BG!!!! Good to see ya'. Been wondering where you disappeared to!
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Hey it's BG!!!! Good to see ya'. Been wondering where you disappeared to!
My work schedule leaves little time to mess around on Internet. I get home late and am unable to surf during work currently.

Looking for something more "normal"
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My work schedule leaves little time to mess around on Internet. I get home late and am unable to surf during work currently.

Looking for something more "normal"
We (Me anyway) strive for progress not perfection, nice progress :-).

Raining here today :-( in Ohio.

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Well done. I really like your jerseys.
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Thanks for the update Beachgrad! Good to see you are still peddling. I detest it when work gets in the way.
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Congrats Beachgrad05! Making progress feels good mentally and physically.

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Thanks for the update Beachgrad! Good to see you are still peddling. I detest it when work gets in the way.
What's she selling? I think you meant pedaling
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