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A nice side effect of riding a lot

Old 05-17-20, 12:43 PM
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A nice side effect of riding a lot

So during the shutdown of everything I have essentially been teaching my students online and riding my road bike. I prefer riding the Emonda on the road but I also have a dedicated Roubaix spare on a Kickr Core for those days I cannot get out. I have just realized that I have finally lost enough weight around the middle that I can comfortably ride in the drops again. I honestly prefer riding on the hoods but now I can ride the drops if I want to. 😆
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Old 05-17-20, 04:25 PM
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I bought a pair of nice levi’s right before I got married 6 years ago. Was only able to wear them once and then I packed on some pounds. 6 months after cycling I was able to fit into them again.
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I bought a pair of nice levi’s right before I got married 6 years ago. Was only able to wear them once and then I packed on some pounds. 6 months after cycling I was able to fit into them again.
I can relate. Last summer my son was married and I was able to wear the suit I got married in in 1980. I did have to get it altered but that was only possible due to cycling.
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Old 05-17-20, 07:25 PM
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Your bar is too high
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I bought a pair of nice levi’s right before I got married 6 years ago.
Since i've been riding, my thighs got bigger and need to wear looser fitting jeans.

One day I was wearing shorts and my mo said my legs were fat, so i told her to touch them, she said she was wrong.
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Old 05-18-20, 12:25 PM
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Started riding seriously 3 to 4 days a week on Mar 29th this year. Dropped from 210 to 200 pounds so far. Of course I was obsessive about diet as well this time. But very happy about this. Am not at my target yet.
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Since we're all doing this... I've been riding 3 to 4 times a week since January and am down 20lbs.
This is actually a bigger deal than it seems because I was in danger of being out of work because of a high blood pressure (which is now back down).
Not the least to mention the better stress management and countless other health benefits of losing weight.
And oh yeah... I just started on my new (used) Tacx Neo 2T. Plan on doing my first FTP test this week.

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All the trainer time means that while my weight is barely down, my FTP is nicely up.
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So during the shutdown of everything I have essentially been teaching my students online and riding my road bike.
And they say that walking while chewing gum is difficult!
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