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Old 09-21-11, 08:31 PM
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Bought Blue Bike on December 6th of 2010, and have pretty much ignored the car since. I started at 217, and this morning weighed 179. Bike riding has been the start and main cause of that loss of almost 40 pounds, although I am now fit enough to start running again.
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Old 09-21-11, 09:04 PM
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I'm 6'2". I'm usually somewhere between 165 and 170. My "winter weight" is usually 170-175, unless I really cut back on calories. This past winter I averaged 170, but last winter I was a reached a plump 180 by late February. Trying not to let that happen ever again.
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Old 09-21-11, 10:46 PM
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I'm 5'11" and started commuting when I was 398lbs. Lost 40lbs just from riding that first year.
My lowest weight over the commuting years has been 350.
I put back on 35lbs after a bout of pneumonia in the winter + the scorcher summer, and have lost back down to 360lbs just this month as my riding has increased.
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Old 09-22-11, 07:30 PM
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Hi All, new to this board.

I'm 5'11", I was 300lbs when I started bike commuting last November, and I am now 260.

I ride 12-14 miles (depending on the route I choose) to midtown Manhattan from Queens round trip everyday, rain, shine, or freeze.

Ive racked up over 1500 miles with GPS using the SportyPal app on my Android phone since mid February.

Bicycle commuting is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Here's to losing the next 40lbs.
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Old 09-23-11, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel View Post
Hi All, new to this board.

I'm 5'11", I was 300lbs when I started bike commuting last November, and I am now 260.

I ride 12-14 miles (depending on the route I choose) to midtown Manhattan from Queens round trip everyday, rain, shine, or freeze.

Ive racked up over 1500 miles with GPS using the SportyPal app on my Android phone since mid February.

Bicycle commuting is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Here's to losing the next 40lbs.
Keep it up! Bike commuting is a great way to burn those extra calories.
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Old 09-23-11, 01:24 PM
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6'3" 205.

got up to 250 at some point, even with riding. It is mostly diet.
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Old 09-23-11, 08:02 PM
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Yeah, I'm fairly positive that if I went back on a diet the weight would drop much MUCH faster....

But alas, I love to eat!

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Old 09-23-11, 08:11 PM
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198 currently, down from 340.

Yea, not a typo.
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Old 09-24-11, 02:58 AM
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Started out around 246lbs when I began commuting four years ago. Currently 207lbs (and 6' 3") and holding, more or less. No thanks to my employer's formidable stockpile of cookies, crackers and world cheeses my weight could fluctuate a few pounds either way each week depending on my work schedule. Seductive little bastards. Cheese and crackers look so damned tasty after a ride!
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Old 09-24-11, 05:37 AM
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6'0" and 170 lbs. I've been between 165-180 for about 5 years now pretty much regardless of what I'm doing. However, I was about 215 6 years ago when I ate poorly and did very little physical activity.

To the post about heavy people getting pinch flats: Believe it or not I have no found this to necessarily be the case. A lot of heavy folks learn to ease up over railroad tracks, potholes, etc. and don't seem to get more flats IME. Some tiny people ride "hard" and flat all the time on the opposite side.
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Old 09-24-11, 06:10 AM
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I am 5'10". I was about 155 lbs when I started commuting in 2nd year of college and I'm about 152 lbs now 6 years later. I took a few months after school to bike all over North America and ended up around 160 lbs at the end.
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Old 09-24-11, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by episodic View Post
198 currently, down from 340.

Yea, not a typo.
You rock. There are some great stories in this thread, indicative as much of the will driving the engine as the effects of biking.

I achieved my growth early - what there was of it. Topped out at 5'-7" at 14, hit 145lbs in Basic Training and now hover around 140 at the age of 52. I'm car-free for almost 20 years and have practiced Calorie Restriction for more than a decade; my weight isn't going anywhere.
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Old 09-24-11, 04:33 PM
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Probably 115. I'm a guy and around 6' tall.
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Old 09-24-11, 04:48 PM
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Geez, some of you guys are scary light. I'm 5' 6" and 125lbs. Commuting hasn't really helped this so much as offset the ridiculous amount of ice cream/cookies/beer that I consume.

Being really small is quite a problem from the clothes sizing perspective. My waist is about 28" - this means that jeans with a 30 waist will fall right off without a belt. Finding anything smaller is pretty hit-and-miss. T-shirts? Most feel like they were made by cutting a mainsail off of a boat and wrapping it around my torso. So, I typically have to shop around until I find a make/model of shirt that fits well, and buy like 10 of them. Good luck at discount stores like Marshall's - nothing there fits.

My goal is to get up to 130lbs, without gaining much fat. I'm also too lazy to go to the gym, so I do calisthenics at home. We'll see how it works out :\
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Old 09-24-11, 04:55 PM
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I know what you mean. I'm a size 30 and it is difficult to find something that will both fit my waist and my length. a belt usually works but I still have to take time to find something that fits semi well.
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Old 09-24-11, 10:14 PM
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I started back on the bike in April at about 215. By the end of may I was up to 226 (I gain muscle fast, and it was really apparent on the legs)

Now, I'm down to 211 and feeling great. Can't wait to get back under 200.

Back in my peak form in October 2006 I was 175 and riding at least 35kms 5 days a week. An unfortunate van incident put me off the bike for years, and still causes me neck pain on rides longer than about 30 kms.
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Old 09-24-11, 10:37 PM
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I'm at 165ish, up about 30lbs this year (I quit smoking) trust me though it was much needed weight I'm 5'9"
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Old 09-25-11, 07:54 AM
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I'm 6'1" and started off around 255. Within 6mo I was down to 225 where I leveled off and have stayed for the last 6mo or so. I should probably be around 180. I'm going to have to get serious about my diet. I eat pretty healthy, mostly veggies, minimal meat and grains. I just eat too much.
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Old 09-26-11, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by redeyedtreefr0g View Post

I sew things, with a sewing machine
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Originally Posted by ivan_yulaev View Post
Being really small is quite a problem from the clothes sizing perspective.
Ivan, meet redeyedtreefr0g. It's amazing--people who sew can actually make garments in any size they want!

Don't know if she's taking on custom work, but you should find someone who sews. I hear Etsy has people who will do custom clothing. My wife also sews; although I am rather average in size it's still nice to have relatively inexpensive, well fitting garments such as merino wool t-shirts and bike shorts.
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Old 09-26-11, 01:31 PM
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173. I would like to get down to 160 but I eat so much for fuel, probably more than I actually need, that I haven't lost any weight at all.
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Old 09-26-11, 02:33 PM
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5'5 and 122lbs (female/28yrs). My preferred weight is about 127. I'm coming back from a pretty ridiculous achilles injury that landed me somewhat immobile for the last 5-9 months. Before that I was a pretty dedicated runner running trails approximately 6x a week for anywhere from 3-6 miles at a time, although I did do some road running. After hurting my achilles I lost about 10lbs (all muscle ) but tried stationary biking to stay somewhat in shape although that was limited the first 5 months after the injury (and it's not easy cycling in a boot). I tend do eat pretty well though (organic, hate fried food, lots of veggies, fruits, water, no soda etc etc) which i think contributed to me not really gaining any weight... we are what we fuel ourselves with! I still cannot run but just bought a bike and am now biking approx. 16 miles a week to and from school/work. My hope is the bike will help me get some more muscle back in addition to helping my achilles heal and I can get back to running trails.
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Old 09-27-11, 02:17 PM
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Being really small is quite a problem from the clothes sizing perspective. My waist is about 28" - this means that jeans with a 30 waist will fall right off without a belt. Finding anything smaller is pretty hit-and-miss.
So true. I mainly buy clothes in kids sizes, and a lot of stuff is available at the thrift store. Many young teenage guys of my size outgrow things before they wear them out, or it isn't the fashion they want so it gets ditched brand new.
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I'm almost up to 180 from around 170 at 5' 11". Looks like most people are going the other way, but I feel like my legs are bulking up a little. My commute is all hills on a '87 Schwinn World Sport, and my appetite has gone way up. I feel great though, and hurrying up the stairs at work no longer makes me winded.
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I can hardly count my commute as anything more than a warmup. It takes just 7 minutes, 8 on a bad day. But, when I started riding to work, it was the same time I started riding everywhere else, too.

That being said, I, at 6'1", weighed in the low 200's, probably between 205-215 when I started biking a lot in 2007. After, let's see, a couple years, I had gotten up to 235. That was in Sept-Oct 2009, and it was the highest number I've ever seen on my bathroom scale.

Biking alone obviously wasn't doing it for me. I started doing other workouts and changing how I ate.

I weighed 183 this morning.

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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
I'm 6'1" and started off around 255. Within 6mo I was down to 225 where I leveled off and have stayed for the last 6mo or so. I should probably be around 180. I'm going to have to get serious about my diet. I eat pretty healthy, mostly veggies, minimal meat and grains. I just eat too much.
That'll be a big part of it. I'll also volunteer that your body may have gotten accustomed to cycling. You'll probably get off that plateau if you change up your exercise, whether by doing different things on the bike or adding completely different workouts.
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