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Whatever happened to the extreme commuter club threads?

Old 07-31-08, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by imartin26 View Post
I am 220lbs and 5'9" so that would put me in the chunky world too and with the milage I am doing I am really not loosing a whole lot of weight. My round trip in the summer (100 degrees to 115+) is 27 miles and in the cooler months is 40 miles and that isn't even my whole commute. I am going to try and do my entire route this coming winter which will be 60 miles round trip. Hopefully that will knock off the rest of the weight.

Monitor your caloric intake. It's really easy to add a bunch of calories with bars, gels, sports drinks. It's also tempting to eat a big breakfast before leaving, have a big lunch, then load up at dinner, with the excuse being "Well, I rode 40 miles today.". 220 pounds means you need to eat roughly 2200 calories a day at rest just to maintain weight. If you're not losing weight with all the riding you're doing, you caloric intake is likely too high.
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Old 07-31-08, 03:29 PM
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I gained weight while riding 200-250miles and more a week due to thinking that I could eat whatever I wanted since I rode quite a bit.
I currently ride about 170-200 miles a week and am loosing weight.
1) I use fitday.com to count calories and try to stay around 2200 a day.
2) I bumped up my intensity quite a bit. I used to cruise around 17 mph on a road bike. Now on my SS I stay around 19mph -21 mph. I pick a speed based on how I feel that day and stick to it. Yesterday I was running late for my son's birthday and rode almost 11 miles in a half hour.

Thus my recipe is this: calorie counting + intensity = weight loss. Also, mix it up from day to day. Intervals one day, endurance rides on the weekend, etc.
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Old 07-31-08, 05:45 PM
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Wow ... I seem to have upset a couple of people here. I think its great that these guys are getting on their bike and riding so far each day - way further than I cycle, so, good on them for that. And, Corripio, you are right, on a long hail they would likely be faster than me, I added a few kms to my usual ride this week and boy am I feeling it in the thighs today! I just thought they looked kind of "big" ... and as I said, maybe its the video and not them. Didn't mean to upset anyone.
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Old 08-01-08, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Now on my SS I stay around 19mph -21 mph. I pick a speed based on how I feel that day and stick to it. Yesterday I was running late for my son's birthday and rode almost 11 miles in a half hour.
Shazaam! That's movin'! What kind of terrain do you have on you're route?
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Old 08-07-08, 11:13 AM
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Just to clarify

I am Michael Elliott (age 35, 5'11", weight 165 lbs). I have been riding for 12 years and raced 5 of those years. Barry started riding with me during lunch 3 years ago. He has since built up his base mileage and is in great shape now. Our commute is hilly to put it mildly. We average 19mph each day. Just wanted to say that regardless of how someone may appear it does not necessarily predict his or her fitness level.
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Old 08-07-08, 11:21 AM
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Welcome Michael. Congratulations on the awesome story! You guys are an inspiration to many. Obviously YouTube has a very unkind aspect ratio. Welcome to BF!
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Originally Posted by corripio View Post
The aspect ratio does seem a little off on some of the shots (probably just 4:3 squished to 16:9). But in any case, it's not a cool to call them "weighty". That wouldn't be much different than me calling you out for be 6' and ONLY 147 lbs -- dude, you must have no muscle, I bet you can't even lift your own bike. Kind of silly, don't you think?

If anything it looks more like those guys have freakin huge hill climbing legs...and at 200 miles a week, they'd probably smoke most of us on any decent length ride.
losing weight is mostly a function of DIET... exercise helps but really you HAVE to put less calories in than you use in order to lose weight.
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