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Forum: Commuting
02-23-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,636
Posted By bdinger

I've had a LOT of tires on my commuters in the...

I've had a LOT of tires on my commuters in the past six years, right now I've finally found bliss. That is the 700x42 Marathon Dureme aired up to about 65PSI. They roll fast, forever, and...
02-23-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

I've been stuck at the same weight - 299 (ok, so...

I've been stuck at the same weight - 299 (ok, so down .5) - for the past four weeks now. The math has been completely lost, according to "the math" I should still be losing at least 3 lbs/week. I...
02-23-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,650
Posted By bdinger

No idea the exact mileage, but every week in Feb...

No idea the exact mileage, but every week in Feb I've been over 100 (more like 150-200), all outside. All in the cold.

Is it spring yet? Please???
02-23-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,167
Posted By bdinger

As of this year I'll have had my LHT for 5 years,...

As of this year I'll have had my LHT for 5 years, and probably 40,000+ miles. I can say without a doubt that I love the damn thing, and have problems figuring out what my next bike will be just...
02-19-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

I really can't be anything but jealous about...

I really can't be anything but jealous about almost 32mpg on winter gas with 4wd. All I can is suspect that you drive with a lighter foot than I.

Although for a real challenge, come see if you...
02-18-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

I totally get where he's coming from. If I drove...

I totally get where he's coming from. If I drove more than I do, you'd better believe that I'd invest in economy and more closely track it.

It's also highly likely I'd get a vehicle that...
02-17-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

I definitely resemble this. But, as I grow older...

I definitely resemble this. But, as I grow older that has changed into "oh eff it, take my money" :)
02-16-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,535
Posted By bdinger

I'm 6 foot 2 and currently at 299. I've been at...

I'm 6 foot 2 and currently at 299. I've been at 299 for the past three weeks, almost infuriatingly. My diet has been awesome and I spend at least an hour, more like 2 a day on the bike. This past...
02-16-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Didn't read the whole thread but, you might think...

Didn't read the whole thread but, you might think about cycling shoes. While they look stupid and I sound like Robocop while walking, They have done miracles for foot comfort. The super stuff soles...
02-16-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By bdinger

So I used to always make sure to run my tires at...

So I used to always make sure to run my tires at the highest PSI. I was firmly in that camp and kept in it.

Then I started to not care. I found out that running at lower PSI I was more...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,033
Posted By bdinger

I actually rather enjoyed commuting on this: ...

I actually rather enjoyed commuting on this:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3268/2525897425_2b7f2e226e.jpg

It was a basic Hardrock Sport that I put 26x1.5 Armadillos on. It changed it from being...
01-20-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,801
Posted By bdinger

I concur completely. My body reacts oddly to...

I concur completely. My body reacts oddly to both carbs and sodium, so I have to have very little of both. I can do everything identical two weeks in a row, but if I have too many carbs and sodium...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,490
Posted By bdinger

I have a LHT that I've had since 2008 as my...

I have a LHT that I've had since 2008 as my "everything bike" and absolutely love it. My only gripe is the rim brakes in snow and rain so I've actually been thinking of - you guessed it - another...
01-20-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,801
Posted By bdinger

Actually - no, no it's not. It's science,...

Actually - no, no it's not. It's science, calories in vs. calories out. Once you find your RMR through either a test or just experimentation it's simply calorie consumption vs. calorie burn. When...
01-20-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,801
Posted By bdinger

I'm another one who is a strong believer in...

I'm another one who is a strong believer in counting calories, exactly, all of them, every day. If you slip and have a handful of peanuts - track it. Go back later and measure as close to possible...
01-20-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By bdinger

The most fun I've ever had trying a bike was a...

The most fun I've ever had trying a bike was a Redline Monocog, and I still harbor some heavy "want"s for a single speed. Not sure about fixed, but a single speed is definitely on my radar.
01-20-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Chris, I'm unsure of your specific program, but...

Chris, I'm unsure of your specific program, but am curious about water and soda consumption. I know for me and everyone I know who has lost weight this is absolutely key. I drink 200-300 ounces of...
01-20-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Stuff like that infuriates me. I was over 400...

Stuff like that infuriates me. I was over 400 pounds and consuming 960 calories a day while riding my bike an hour a day at some points this spring, yet there were three weeks in particular where I...
01-19-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By bdinger

Interesting! You found that big of a difference...

Interesting! You found that big of a difference from the Cross-Check?

I ask because I'm looking this year to either swap my LHT's frame with a new one, or something difference. Reason being is...
01-19-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By bdinger

Finally, goodbye to the Uber

For those who haven't followed much, in 2005 I was around 572 pounds. Got down in the 350's in 2009, ballooned back up to 471 in Feb of 2012. During all of those times it seemed like being back in...
01-15-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Keep going, Nerys!

Keep going, Nerys!
01-15-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,190
Posted By bdinger

I'll admit, I haven't read all the replies, but...

I'll admit, I haven't read all the replies, but after years of trial and error I think I can reply with confidence. What I see:
-Most of your calories are tied up in carbs & sugars.
-Your...
01-15-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By bdinger

I'll second the used option, or start walking...

I'll second the used option, or start walking while saving money. My brother has lost around 250 pounds this year by eating 1600-1800 calories a day and walking for 60-90 minutes at a brisk pace. ...
01-14-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bdinger

Nope! I was done with that in May. I'm now all...

Nope! I was done with that in May. I'm now all on my own, and should at some point share what I'm doing. I'm afraid it's rather boring and basic, however. Just lots of veggies, chicken, fish,...
01-14-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Yeah all of the 58-62's are long gone,...

Yeah all of the 58-62's are long gone, fortunately. Don't worry, yours will be gone soon too!



I really do have odd weight distribution. Even now at 306 I'm more of a 42 than a 44, and some...
01-13-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Either and both of you are welcome to them. I'll...

Either and both of you are welcome to them. I'll try to get some pictures and detail put together for you two - but I'd much rather them go to someone I know and want to help out than to Goodwill.
01-13-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Nerys, what size pants do you wear? I ask...

Nerys, what size pants do you wear? I ask because I have a few size 48-54 (and maybe even 56) wool blend slacks and other pants that are about to go to goodwill. 20 neck and 36/37 arm button up...
01-13-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bdinger

It's very true, and I wish I would have listened...

It's very true, and I wish I would have listened to you. Or someone for that matter.

Oh well, we go the roads we do for a reason, and sometimes we can't understand those reasons. I'm cool with...
01-13-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,709
Posted By bdinger

I've had my trucker for almost five years now, in...

I've had my trucker for almost five years now, in fact it will be five in May, and I couldn't be happier. I've made lots of mods over the stock build over time to make it perfect for me, and that...
01-13-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,510
Posted By bdinger

I stopped tracking miles a few years ago, but I...

I stopped tracking miles a few years ago, but I do want to end January by commuting to work every day, and riding once on the weekend. So far so good!
01-13-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

They are the worst stores.. in the world. ...

They are the worst stores.. in the world. Terrible quality clothes that look like tents at prices that you can't even fathom. I remember regularly going on shopping trips to the big and tall, then...
01-13-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Or if it used to go "Moo" or "Meow"! Chinese...

Or if it used to go "Moo" or "Meow"! Chinese buffets scare me now, frankly, and Chinese food was always my main crutch. I just can't bring myself to it now.



You have no idea the release of...
01-13-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

Buffets are dangerous not because of the food,...

Buffets are dangerous not because of the food, but the quality of the food. They generally go for the cheapest quality to sell it in bulk, and that's dangerous.

That said, there's only so much...
01-13-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 81,702
Posted By bdinger

Great ride yesterday, it was the maiden voyage of...

Great ride yesterday, it was the maiden voyage of the studded tires on the LHT, replacing the 700x40 Marathon Duremes (for now) is a gnarly 700x45 Innova in the front and a 700x40 Marathon Winter in...
01-13-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By bdinger

Welcome! I had a 7.3 FX that I had a love/hate...

Welcome! I had a 7.3 FX that I had a love/hate relationship with, but it was a great bike and served me well for a year. You're on the right track.

I was 572 pounds in 2005, got down to 350-ish...
01-13-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

It's really something that words can't describe. ...

It's really something that words can't describe. I've become kind of.. ridiculous with it lately. Every time I go to Target I check out the clearance rack and buy something, mainly because I can. ...
01-13-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bdinger

It's amazing the power that has. I always...

It's amazing the power that has. I always thought it would be something that would just come to me, but when I started willing myself, that's when things really started to change.

Hey we agree...
01-13-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bdinger

Thank you! I've gone all over the place on the...

Thank you! I've gone all over the place on the blog, but I've resolved myself to writing more as I know of at least one person that it's helped. And that's what I'm going for - just one person...
01-12-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By bdinger

Couldn't agree more. I know some very hardcore...

Couldn't agree more. I know some very hardcore gravel racers that swear by wider tires, and have the data to prove it.

Plus I know that my fatigue changed dramatically when I went from 700x32...
01-12-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bdinger

A return of a Chubby Super Biker

Hi Clydes,
I've been gone a lot. Blame work, blame - oh well just don't blame anything. A brief summary is that in 2005 I weighed 572 pounds, got down to 350-ish by 2009/2010, then got back up to...
01-12-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,743
Posted By bdinger

So by no means have I read all of the replies,...

So by no means have I read all of the replies, just your first post and a couple on this page. In 2005 I was 572 pounds, got down around 350 by 2009, and spiraled back up (or down) to 471 by...
01-12-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By bdinger

I gave up on skinny tires because I like comfort....

I gave up on skinny tires because I like comfort. And I believe I've found the perfect mix of comfort and speed, the 700x40 Schwalbe Marathon Dureme. I'm sure my bike would be faster with 700x25's...
08-23-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By bdinger

I've ridden the gamut, frnakly, from 28mm light...

I've ridden the gamut, frnakly, from 28mm light as all get out slicks to studded tires. On my Long Haul Trucker I've had:
700x32 Continental Tour
700x37 Conti Contact
700x35 Schwalbe Marathon...
08-23-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,201
Posted By bdinger

It has been eight months now since I've had just...

It has been eight months now since I've had just about anything "unhealthy". No desserts, no ice cream, no cake, no doughnuts, no hot dogs, no fast food at all, no chips and salsa (perhaps the...
08-23-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,169
Posted By bdinger

When I read that, I thought precisely the same...

When I read that, I thought precisely the same thing.
08-22-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,169
Posted By bdinger

FWIW a Madone is no longer Fred material, at...

FWIW a Madone is no longer Fred material, at least here locally. Dude who won Gravel Worlds (150 miles of rolling gravel roads - he did it in a hair over 9 hours!) was riding a Madone on skinny...
07-29-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By bdinger

I'm on my second custom rear wheel for my Long...

I'm on my second custom rear wheel for my Long Haul Trucker in 5 years (read more here (http://www.chubbysuperbiker.com/2012/06/i-break-things-lots-of-things.html)), and I've come to realize that a...
06-17-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By bdinger

Not sure about those, but I've had phenomenal...

Not sure about those, but I've had phenomenal luck with shorts from Aerotech Designs (http://www.aerotechdesigns.com). My first pair I've had for almost 6 years and have been on my butt for several...
06-17-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By bdinger

For the money, dang, that's hard to beat. I'd go...

For the money, dang, that's hard to beat. I'd go for it, seems right up the alley for the riding you're doing.
06-17-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By bdinger

To me, the Salsa Fargo seems to be the obvious...

To me, the Salsa Fargo seems to be the obvious choice. It will go everywhere that your Madone will, has drops, and many a folk love them to death. I know of at least two guys who have ti and carbon...
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