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10-22-15, 12:08 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Mithrandir

I'm sorry but no. There is no need to mangle your...

I'm sorry but no. There is no need to mangle your ****ing body just because you can't take the responsibility to control your own life. I'm sick and tired of everyone pushing this surgery on me....
10-21-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,012
Posted By Mithrandir

I would just like to state my opinion, which is: ...

I would just like to state my opinion, which is:

You don't need surgery. I've lost 104 pounds this year just by biking and watching what I eat.

It was tough at the start, but once I got into...
10-21-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Mithrandir

Yeah there's got to be something wrong with that...

Yeah there's got to be something wrong with that LHT you got.

My LHT has gotten me 15,000 miles so far, and at my max on it, I weighed 435 pounds. Never a single problem with the frame or fork.
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10-16-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mithrandir

Now this is going to be somewhat controversial,...

Now this is going to be somewhat controversial, but it works for me.



So here's my weekly plan:


Monday-Friday Breakfast:

* 200g egg white substitute (Egg Beaters or whatever local brand...
10-16-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mithrandir

Heh. I gotta admit 90% of the reason was that she...

Heh. I gotta admit 90% of the reason was that she kicked my ass on the hills, and I figured in order to ride with her I needed to dump the weight. She still shows up for club rides even though it's...
10-15-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,815
Posted By Mithrandir

To the educated, it's pretty dang amazing too! ...

To the educated, it's pretty dang amazing too!

My best average to date is 314 watts. And people think *I'm* a bad-ass...
10-15-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mithrandir

100 pounds in 180 days. It works if you keep at it.

180 days ago, I weighed 434 pounds. I looked like this, and I felt like crap.

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That day, I decided I really, really, *REALLY* needed to change things. Sure, I biked a lot. I gave lip...
09-03-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Mithrandir

It really changed my whole outlook on the week....

It really changed my whole outlook on the week. Was feeling really down earlier (girl problems) and I wasn't even going to show up to ride. I really had no idea my club held me in such high esteem.
09-03-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Mithrandir

I'm Famous!

The local news showed up to a club ride last night and wanted to interview someone on bicycle safety. My club mates all decided I would be the best person to represent the club, and thus, my 15...
09-01-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,735
Posted By Mithrandir

Made it 1,117 miles in August. Whew. That was fun.

Made it 1,117 miles in August. Whew. That was fun.
08-30-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,690
Posted By Mithrandir

I've known some people who have the ethos that...

I've known some people who have the ethos that you're responsible for not touching the wheel in front of you at all times. While I agree that sounds good in sentiment, it's not exactly realistic...
08-30-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,690
Posted By Mithrandir

Number 1, obviously. When you slow up, you...

Number 1, obviously. When you slow up, you announce "SLOWING". At least that's how my bike club does it.

Had some people break hips in situations like that. We're very adamant about communication.
08-30-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mithrandir

This fat guy is down to 354 pounds, and just rode...

This fat guy is down to 354 pounds, and just rode 102 miles today, and hit 1071 miles for the month.

https://www.strava.com/activities/381300816
08-28-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Mithrandir

I had the opposite experience. The HY/RD's adjust...

I had the opposite experience. The HY/RD's adjust super easy and have never rubbed... the BB7's, I could never *ever* get them into a non-rubbing state.




As to the OP: I've replaced my BB7's...
08-28-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By Mithrandir

I would say it's about 2/5 protein, 2/5 fat, 1/5...

I would say it's about 2/5 protein, 2/5 fat, 1/5 carb.

And MFP said I should eat 3000 calories a day. Nope. 1500 and I'm finally losing tons of weight.
08-28-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Mithrandir

Toss in my 2 cents: 36h Mavic A719's have been...

Toss in my 2 cents: 36h Mavic A719's have been absolutely flawless for me for 3 years now. I've got a 32h veesion of the same I've been using for 2000 miles with the same results.

This was up to...
08-20-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By Mithrandir

Here's something I've been doing lately: I'm...

Here's something I've been doing lately:

I'm down 66 pounds this year so far. Each week on Friday morning, I would get out my barbell plates, and pick up however much weight I've lost this year so...
08-18-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Mithrandir

I'm going to say no to the snacking, unless the...

I'm going to say no to the snacking, unless the ride is longer than 50 miles. I used to "fuel" a lot on rides over 30, but I never lost any weight doing that. Now I just bring calorie-less Nuun...
08-18-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,626
Posted By Mithrandir

4 years now. I'm using electrical tape to hold...

4 years now. I'm using electrical tape to hold mine in. It seems to do the trick.
08-18-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,735
Posted By Mithrandir

8/1 - 45 miles. Club ride. 8/2 - 39 miles....

8/1 - 45 miles. Club ride.
8/2 - 39 miles. Club breakfast ride.
8/3 - 19 miles. Club ride, ridden solo due to deteriorating strength.
8/4 - 17 miles. With hills. Club ride, ridden solo. 21st day...
08-17-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,694
Posted By Mithrandir

BMI was created as a method to track the overall...

BMI was created as a method to track the overall fitness of a large population over time. It was *never* intended to be applied to individuals, and anyone who does so is grossly misusing it....
08-15-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mithrandir

Also I'm a little less fat today than I was a...

Also I'm a little less fat today than I was a week ago. Weighed in at 369 this morning.
08-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mithrandir

I decided to follow that up with an 18mph metric...

I decided to follow that up with an 18mph metric today.

Actually, it was accidental. I wanted to do 30, but a few of my buddies in the club convinced me to do a metric instead. So I managed 18mph,...
08-15-15, 01:32 PM
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Views: 6,626
Posted By Mithrandir

Edge 510 vs 520

My Edge 500 is rapidly falling apart. A critical button fell off today and it's become nearly unusable. So I'm in the market for a new GPS unit, fast. I wanted to skip the 510 and wait for the 520...
08-10-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,735
Posted By Mithrandir

8/1 - 45 miles. Club ride. 8/2 - 39 miles....

8/1 - 45 miles. Club ride.
8/2 - 39 miles. Club breakfast ride.
8/3 - 19 miles. Club ride, ridden solo due to deteriorating strength.
8/4 - 17 miles. With hills. Club ride, ridden solo. 21st day...
08-10-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By Mithrandir

Brooks Cambium: Any reviews, especially from you Clydes?

Just saw Brooks has a new non-leather saddle called the Cambium, which the C17 is supposed to be similar to the B17, only more "sporty".

Anyone try it out? Testimonials? What say you?
08-08-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mithrandir

600 feet over 20 miles is no small feat,...

600 feet over 20 miles is no small feat, especially for a clyde. Don't sweat it, you're doing great.
08-08-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

No, you didn't. This forum is a place for people...

No, you didn't. This forum is a place for people who are seeking supportive attitudes toward their weight loss. We do not appreciate fat-shaming here. We are perfectly aware of our issues and don't...
08-08-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Mithrandir

Fat People Across The World

This 376 pound fat guy rode his 40 pound bike 70 miles today across Western New York. Who else rode a ton of miles and accomplished something amazing?

https://www.strava.com/activities/364492866
08-07-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

"fatty.jpg"? Really? Enough with the fat bashing,...

"fatty.jpg"? Really? Enough with the fat bashing, please.
08-07-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

He managed to find a doctor in Newport to give...

He managed to find a doctor in Newport to give him a physical.

Color me impressed. When I need to schedule a physical with my doctor, it takes at least a month to fit it in!
08-07-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

On August 4th, 2010, I weighed 462 pounds. It was...

On August 4th, 2010, I weighed 462 pounds. It was that day when I decided I would be changing my life, forever. I dug my old mountain bike out of storage, pumped up the tires, laboriously hauled it...
08-06-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

ROFL. Yesterday was my first rest day in 21 days....

ROFL. Yesterday was my first rest day in 21 days. Rode almost 700 miles in those 21 days.

Talkers, my ass. Now I'm angry. Why can't I get suckers to pay me $10,000 to haul my 400 pound ass 700...
08-06-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

Yeah, so why would he care then?

Yeah, so why would he care then?
08-05-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

**** I'm doing 70 on Saturday alone, and another...

**** I'm doing 70 on Saturday alone, and another 40 on Sunday.
08-05-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

Thank you for this. I've been becoming annoyed by...

Thank you for this. I've been becoming annoyed by this this thread and the clyde bashing, and have been having issues coming up with a way to express my displeasure civilly.
08-05-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

According to the blog he started June 10th, 15...

According to the blog he started June 10th, 15 days earlier. His average is well *below* one mile per day.
08-04-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

Too late. Your persecution complex is...

Too late.



Your persecution complex is showing.
08-04-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

In general, the lower-end bicycles have really...

In general, the lower-end bicycles have really cheap forks. Ever notice how every single Walmart bike has supension on it? It's become a "bullet point" feature because people think suspension = good...
08-04-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

That being said, I can pretty much guarantee you...

That being said, I can pretty much guarantee you that the LHT is a stronger bike than that piece of junk GT they gave him. Hell, they even gave him a suspension fork, which is like the second worst...
08-04-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

That's a conservative estimate. I've ridden my...

That's a conservative estimate. I've ridden my LHT up to 440 pounds with no issue. Those things are tanks.
08-03-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

He started 2 months ago, at the beginning of...

He started 2 months ago, at the beginning of June. And he's only made it about 50 miles.

That's about a mile a day on average. He could walk faster at this point.
08-03-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

I'm willing to cut him some slack on that front....

I'm willing to cut him some slack on that front. 4 years ago, I considered 40 feet to be an epic hill. Today I lovingly refer to that same hill as "The Lump". 3 years ago, I wouldn't even go near one...
08-03-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

He's apparently waiting for his wife to arrive...

He's apparently waiting for his wife to arrive before he starts going again. Good grief.
08-02-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,690
Posted By Mithrandir

We're loading carbs intravenously now? Nice.

We're loading carbs intravenously now? Nice.
08-01-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 81,782
Posted By Mithrandir

I feel like this is a massive oversimplification...

I feel like this is a massive oversimplification of the reasons for obesity, and it unnecessarily denigrates the efforts that most of the members of this forum have been putting forth for years.
...
08-01-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,735
Posted By Mithrandir

I hit 870 miles in July. I only missed 2 days....

I hit 870 miles in July. I only missed 2 days. What should I aim for in August?
08-01-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By Mithrandir

Here we go: Department Store Bicycles ...

Here we go:

Department Store Bicycles

There are two entirely separate bicycle industries. Bicycles intended for real use are sold primarily in bicycle shops, and also, to some extent, in...
08-01-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By Mithrandir

I think Sheldon Brown estimated once that the...

I think Sheldon Brown estimated once that the average *-Mart bike was designed to only last 50 miles, since that's more miles than the average bike was ridden, from store-to-dumpster.

With good...
07-31-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Mithrandir

Just be careful about locking up the front brake....

Just be careful about locking up the front brake. If you're going downhill, that's a sure way to send you flying over the handlebars and into an ambulance.
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