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post #76 of 118

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We have our own sub-forum

Who are you? My name is Aaron

Where are you? I live in Las Vegas Nevada

How big are you? About 5'11" @ 310lbs.

What do you ride? I have a GIANT OCR 3, a Mongoose MGX d50i, and I just got a 2010 TREK 4300 three days ago courtesy of the wife as an early birthday gift (loving it BTW)!!

How do you ride? Mostly road riding but plan to tackle some off roading fun too!

What are your goals? I frequent the gym and ride often but I eat crap too much, and my big downfall is eating it late at night! I really need to break this habit! I "THINK" I feel fine but something tells me I should be feeling even better! I want to be in the low 200s, I also ride a motorcycle and know it will make me a better rider on all my two wheeled vehicles!




I am going to speak frankly!! You are only fooling your self! I was 318 and now
220! I kept telling myself I felt fine, right up to the heart attack! Cut down on
the grub, ride a regular schedule.

Live long and prosper! Please!
post #77 of 118

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I totally agree with you!! I know if I lose some of the weight I will be much better off! Believe it or not most people don't believe me when I tell them my weight, I said I "THINK" I feel fine sarcastically I know my body wants to feel even better!
I will feel better when I can go shirtless in public with no fear of indecent exposure lol, in all seriousness it's all about a lifestyle change! Congrats on your succcess, that is inspiration indeed!!
LL
post #78 of 118

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This was a couple years ago, around 280.

post #79 of 118

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This was a couple years ago, around 280.

I bet you are feeling and looking alot better these days, now you know we need an after photo!!
post #80 of 118

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Hello, my name is Chris, I live in Jacksonville, N.C. I used to ride a ton when I was a kid up until I graduated high school, but then I stopped. Now I'm 43 and trying to get back into it, along with my wife who's excited about riding now too. I'm a short little dude at 5' 6", but I'm just over 200 lbs so I have quite the gut to lose. We both have a mountain bike and a road bike. I have a Trek 3700 mountain bike I bought some years ago and have road erratically since then. My wife had a GT mountain bike but hated it and never road. We've been looking around a bit at the trails and bike paths since we moved here a few months ago and then ran across a Trek 2000 road bike at a LBS that my wife fell in love with. She's been riding it quite a bit since we bought it so I had to go out and get my own road bike, I got a Canondale Caad 8 6. Since then she got more interested in the mountain bikes too so we got her a new Trek 4300 that she also likes so hopefully we'll be riding together more.
post #81 of 118

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Hey All,

I'm Joe from Bucks County, PA. I began 18 months ago at 262...down to 215. I rode my entire youth, especially college years. was pretty athletic back then, but got older and fat when the desk job began after college. Back at it now. Got a new bike about 18 months ago. Aluminum frame, 105 and Ultegra components...nothing fancy, but I've ridden almost 2,000 miles this year. Riding is my catharsis. I work evenings now, so I have all mornings and afternoons every weekday to ride, after I get the kids off to school. It is a dream to be able to ride 5 days a week, and I do, many weeks.
From time-to-time I worry about the stress that my weight puts on my bike, so many of my posts may be directed at the Clydes.

Thanks for any help and if you are ever in Bucks County, I'm always looking for someone to ride with...on a weekday morning.
post #82 of 118

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Who are you?
Name is Chris

Where are you?
Right now I am in Estero, FL., right between Naples, and Fort Myers, until March 2011 when I move back to western MA.

How big are you?
5'9" 210lbs, just made it into the clysdales section...

What do you ride?
2009 Bianchi Via Nirone 7, aluminum/carbon fiber fork, Sora/Tiagra 9sp compact(for now)

How do you ride?
Pretty much for fitness, and the freedom of riding out in the open, love cycling.

What are your goals?
I need to get back into cycling that I miss so much, and to lose 35lbs. Now that I am 40, I think it is time to get more healthy.
post #83 of 118

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Who are you?

An old fart, well I am 43 and my nickname is "professor" (long story)

Where are you?

Colorado, eastern slope south central highland desert

How big are you?

Fatass at 302 lbs. Very heavy build (monster stocky) and 6'2.5" (from a former 6'3.5" pre-accident). I know from an extended hospital stay that if unable to eat more than 200 calories a day for over a month I can look like a huge rotten deer carcass and still be 193 lbs. I was an avid daily swimmer and weightlifter long ago and peak shape I expect 235 lbs. or so.

What do you ride?

A hand-me-down from a friend, an aluminum frame "mountain bike" I think I am going to break, but it was a starter...

How do you ride?

Badly, well I want a form of urban and trail (non paved) travel for fitness and local (when I am at home) store hopping and public transport.

What are your goals?

Drop back to a healthy weight. The excessive pounds of fat are not helping me recover from some work related accidents, events that caused long bouts of low physical activity and fat gain...

I damaged the lowest lumbar disk in an industrial accident and over the next 10 years started to gain pounds, then about 5 years ago I had a stress injury to my right shoulder and could not ride a bike now if I had to put too much on that right arm.
post #84 of 118

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[QUOTE=Wlfdg;3901276]We have our own sub-forum

Who are you? Nick name is BULL. "It says alot about me"

Where are you?
Austin TX
How big are you?
6'4" 300lbs (do i win biggest cyclist)

What do you ride?
Fuji road bike
How do you ride?
As hard as i can
What are your goals?
I am lookin to do the MS150 in April 2011 Houston to Austin
post #85 of 118

 

Who are you?
Jaytron aka Jesse
Where are you?
San Jose, CA
How big are you?
6ft, 215lbs
What do you ride?
Just bought a Giant OCR 2 :)
How do you ride?
Road
What are your goals?

Lose some weight! Also get to the point where I can ride all day like I could 10 years ago :(

post #86 of 118

Who are you?
Hi, my name is Roger

Where are you?
I live in Hamilton, Ontario

How big are you?
5' 10 " - 240lb (42yrs)

What do you ride?
2010 Giant Defy 2 (just purchased today)

How do you ride?
I will be riding the roads


What are your goals? 

My eventual goal is to become a non-Clydesdale.  Goal weight is 160-170 lbs.

Back in the late 80's I purchased a celeste-coloured Bianchi road bike (one level below 105 gears). (I wish I could remember the exact model).  Back then I went from 250 lbs down to 165 lbs .  After that, life happened; married, kids, job, blah blah, got lazy.

I have actually been running for the last year, going from 280 lbs to 240 lbs but realized that I really missed riding.  I don't plan on being at my current weight ever again.

 

Thanks.

Roger

post #87 of 118

 

Oh Man! I love this a special forum for big cyclists!!
 
Who are you?
Hey All! My name is Chuck 

Where are you?
I live in Toledo Ohio

How big are you?
I am 5'10 and weigh in at a mighty 314 pounds (and dropping as we speak.)

What do you ride?
My road bike is a 1981 Fuji Gran Tourer SE (I love vintage Bikes)
I also have a  2000 Trek 7500
For Mountain Biking I have a 2000 Specialized Rock Hopper Pro

How do you ride?
I pretty much ride the city streets and single tracks (the flatter the better)

What are your goals?
I am currently training for a century ride next summer. I have several short term goals along the way but the Century is the major goal.
Here is my cycling blog. 
 
post #88 of 118

Who are you?      Name's Izzy

Where are you?     NYC


How big are you?     5.7    240lb down from 350lb 14 months ago


What do you ride?   just picked up a trek 7.2fx was marked $500.00 but they had a 09 leftover so i took that for $ 400.00

How do you ride?    road & bike paths        What are your goals?    hoping to get down to around 180lb


 

post #89 of 118


Who are you?

 

My name is Jeremy

Where are you?

 

I am in Western Michigan

How big are you?

 

I am 6'6" tall. Currently 275 lbs. On June 18 I weighed 408 lbs and could barely walk into the building from my car at work. A life change was needed. With diet and exercise I lost over 130 lbs so far and have taken up  cycling as one of my primary fitness activities.


What do you ride?

 

Currently a Genesis Mountain Bike. I will be getting a new road bike in the next few weeks. I will maintain the Genesis for training and off road training.


How do you ride?

 

Long and hard. I've never been fast at anything but I want to prove endurance. I am currently training for a Duathlon in June that will be a 26 mile run with a 40 mile bike ride. Looking forward to it.

What are your goals?

 

When I decided to train for this event I only intended on merely finishing. During the training process (which is still in early stages) I have learned that I don't have that in me. I am too competitive. I know I won't be able to compete with people who have trained their whole lives for this, but I will be competitive with my cluster.

post #90 of 118


Who are you?  Hi all,  My name is Vince

Where are you?  I am in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area in the USA.

How big are you?  I'm 5"11 and about 250#

What do you ride?  Most of the time I ride a Specialized Sirrus Pro (about 2007 model), and sometimes a 1989 GT KaraKoram equipped with 26 x 2" Michelin city road tires.   I am also building a bike on a Salsa Pistola Frame, with mostly Shimano Dura Ace 7900 components.

How do you ride?  I retired but work part time and usually ride to work and try to get out one day on the weekend on either a rail trail or some back roads.

What are your goals?  Better condition and weight loss but mostly to have fun.

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