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Old 01-01-19, 09:46 PM
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Back, I've had a love hate relationship with cycling. Rode as a kid, and some as a teen with a Sears Free Spirit ten speed through my early 20s... Was in the Navy, got married and missed my bicycle... The Navy was kind enough to send me to Hawaii, and I fell in Love with cycling again.. Five years... Then back to San Diego, rode some, took a bike on the carrier I was on. Rode in Singapore, Australia, Acapulco and got the crap scared out of me in the 15 minutes I tried riding in Hong Kong... Rode less and less. Transferred to the middle of nowhere, met a RAM winner, got a little reinvigorated, but fell away again. Retired from the Navy, weight started creeping up. Fast forward a few years, moved to Utah, had my left knee replaced, and used the bike to recover. And tried to lose some weight. Nine months later, doing good, I crashed badly, broke my back and had fusion surgery. Long recovery. I am LUCKY to be walking. TERRIFIED of hills now. Lost some weight, not a suggested weight loss program though! But, the weight crept back on as I did not feel "sturdy" enough to exercise. Took three years to get back on a bike. A kid I got into cycling in Hawaii sent me a 29er... Of course, I rode it. Not much. But enough for a while. Fixed the bike I crashed on, Rode it a bit, put it on my trainer. Then my right knee started failing, and my right ankle developed a heel spur, I couldn't even ride the bike, the heel spur was bad. 2 years ago had it cut down, but,it had been cutting my achilles tendon, So that was repaired at the same time. Then of course, I sprained my other ankle. Packed on pounds.

Nothing I tried to lose weight worked. Every time I tried to get on the bike, I had an injury. Not bike related. Last year I decided I needed to do something drastic. I looked into weight loss surgery. Then my world fell apart. Dad had cancer, and he passed in a couple months I couldn't get my head together. My weight went up. Finally got my head straight. But I was 378 pounds. I tried getting on the bike on the trainer. But felt too top heavy and afraid I would fall. I was approved for surgery, and took all the classes required, the sleep study, proved I had SEVERE obstructive sleep apnea. Then, the cardiologist scared the crap out of me. Retaining fluid, hard to breathe, swelling in my lower legs... High resting heart rate and high blood pressure. At least I didn't have diabetes. But was in danger... I was prescribed cardiac rehab gym. Oct 22, 2018 I had the gastric sleeve. I had lost 22 pounds before surgery. I've lost 64 since then.

I've got my original bike on the trainer. A 1986 KHS Fiero. Three years ago, I put newer stuff on it. Updated it. Still fine tuning it, But getting back on it a bit most days. Hitting the cardiac gym once week, and the regular gym at least twice a week..I am down 86 pounds since my heaviest. No real goal other than being healthier and more fit. again. Hi. I'm Roger, and I'm trying to be a cyclist again.
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I've been on the Bike Forums but for a little while, but I'm new to the Clydesdale forum. My name, obviously, is Garrett.

In short, I'm 320-330 pounds (I don't currently own a scale, but I've been staying within that range for a while now.) I am 5'11" and 19 years old. Heart problems run in my family (both on my paternal and maternal sides) and family members/close friends have been trying to get me to exercise more.

I've been riding a bike for most of my life, although there was a time where I quit after I got my drivers license. Before then, I rode either my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle 12-speed or Huffy Superia around town to get out or go visit a friend, etc. Since I lived in a town that the Katy Trail ran right through, I often would get on it and ride for a few hours. There was a time where I was riding a bike every day for at least a couple hours, depending on the weather.

One of the biggest issues I have is - and I hate publicly saying this out of fear of humiliating myself - but I don't eat vegetables or fruits. Like a stubborn little kid, I hate them - I'm a very picky eater. I never eat them, which has made my goal of loosing weight somewhat more difficult.

Recently, I'm hoping to get back into shape and "hop back onto the bike." I recently purchased a 2016 Giant Sedona and have been trying to ride even in the winter (I've been posting somewhat frequently on a topic I started in the winter biking forums here.) Unfortunately, it's been so nasty and icy lately here that I have rarely had a chance to hop on the bike for a spin lately.

My goal is to get from 320 pounds to 250 pounds or below.
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Old 02-10-19, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by fullergarrett View Post
I've been on the Bike Forums but for a little while, but I'm new to the Clydesdale forum. My name, obviously, is Garrett.

In short, I'm 320-330 pounds (I don't currently own a scale, but I've been staying within that range for a while now.) I am 5'11" and 19 years old. Heart problems run in my family (both on my paternal and maternal sides) and family members/close friends have been trying to get me to exercise more.

I've been riding a bike for most of my life, although there was a time where I quit after I got my drivers license. Before then, I rode either my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle 12-speed or Huffy Superia around town to get out or go visit a friend, etc. Since I lived in a town that the Katy Trail ran right through, I often would get on it and ride for a few hours. There was a time where I was riding a bike every day for at least a couple hours, depending on the weather.

One of the biggest issues I have is - and I hate publicly saying this out of fear of humiliating myself - but I don't eat vegetables or fruits. Like a stubborn little kid, I hate them - I'm a very picky eater. I never eat them, which has made my goal of loosing weight somewhat more difficult.

Recently, I'm hoping to get back into shape and "hop back onto the bike." I recently purchased a 2016 Giant Sedona and have been trying to ride even in the winter (I've been posting somewhat frequently on a topic I started in the winter biking forums here.) Unfortunately, it's been so nasty and icy lately here that I have rarely had a chance to hop on the bike for a spin lately.

My goal is to get from 320 pounds to 250 pounds or below.
Welcome Garrett!
So what about the rest of your diet?
Seek out and then cut out any products with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Yes, it's bad for you. Any other opinion typically comes from someone with a financial interest in it or corn, of a specific product containing it
Knock off all the soft drinks. I'm a big fan of the V8 Fusion juices which are an extension of sorts to their also good vegetable juices but mostly fruits. It makes vegetables and fruit alot more easy to do. I usually drink it in a lot of ice and some water.
Those are two actions that will have a big impact.
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Old 02-10-19, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ChuckD6421 View Post
Welcome Garrett!
So what about the rest of your diet?
Seek out and then cut out any products with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Yes, it's bad for you. Any other opinion typically comes from someone with a financial interest in it or corn, of a specific product containing it
Knock off all the soft drinks. I'm a big fan of the V8 Fusion juices which are an extension of sorts to their also good vegetable juices but mostly fruits. It makes vegetables and fruit alot more easy to do. I usually drink it in a lot of ice and some water.
Those are two actions that will have a big impact.
Probably the biggest thing that I have a problem with is... soda. This last fall I was able to cut almost all of my soda consumption (went from six or so cans down to one or two a day) but unfortunately that didn't stick. I'm back to where I started. :-( I noticed during that period I was losing some weight, especially since I was riding my bike on a daily basis at the same time. The temptation was too great to drink soda - it's addictive like a drug.

I was drinking water with Crystal Light packs, mostly the basic lemonade but there were some times where I'd change it up or get the caffeinated packs.

As for the rest of what I eat, it depends. I eat out quite often because I try to avoid the dining hall food and all I have right now is a microwave. A friend who does cook in her room suggested investing in a CrockPot or slow cooker to cook my own meals. Our dorm building also has a (just one) kitchenette, but I've never used it as it seems dirty and always smells like the person who previously used it caught something on fire and walked away.

From a financial standpoint, I've been trying to cut back on eating out less to save money - but my options are limited unless I go to the dining hall. I'm trying to get into an on-campus apartment next year where I can actually cook my own meals from my own kitchenette. Until then, I may invest in a slow cooker to cook my own meals like Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as to how I can get into better shape. Should I break this out into its own thread?
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Old 02-13-19, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fullergarrett View Post
Probably the biggest thing that I have a problem with is... soda. This last fall I was able to cut almost all of my soda consumption (went from six or so cans down to one or two a day) but unfortunately that didn't stick. I'm back to where I started. :-( I noticed during that period I was losing some weight, especially since I was riding my bike on a daily basis at the same time. The temptation was too great to drink soda - it's addictive like a drug.

I was drinking water with Crystal Light packs, mostly the basic lemonade but there were some times where I'd change it up or get the caffeinated packs.

As for the rest of what I eat, it depends. I eat out quite often because I try to avoid the dining hall food and all I have right now is a microwave. A friend who does cook in her room suggested investing in a CrockPot or slow cooker to cook my own meals. Our dorm building also has a (just one) kitchenette, but I've never used it as it seems dirty and always smells like the person who previously used it caught something on fire and walked away.

From a financial standpoint, I've been trying to cut back on eating out less to save money - but my options are limited unless I go to the dining hall. I'm trying to get into an on-campus apartment next year where I can actually cook my own meals from my own kitchenette. Until then, I may invest in a slow cooker to cook my own meals like Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as to how I can get into better shape. Should I break this out into its own thread?
Go to a thrift store and pick up a george foreman grill. You can use it in you room or the kitchenette. I bought two slices of salmon like this for 6.80 at publix. Ill get two meals out of them. I cook the fish and vegetables at the same time. 7 minutes. Drink lemon water. You have to cut out the sugar.
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Old 02-13-19, 10:10 PM
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I'm thinking about picking up an inexpensive slow cooker (or Crock Pot) from Walmart soon and using it to cook meals. Right now I'm eating out way too much, which isn't good for my health or bank account.

I'm also thinking about splitting this into a separate post, so that I don't derail this one.
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Originally Posted by Paul L. View Post
201 and 6'1"

Here is me and my ride. Was down below 190 for awhile there until I took a month off to nurse my back and the weight shot above 200 again and hasn't come back down yet.
Originally Posted by fullergarrett View Post
I've been on the Bike Forums but for a little while, but I'm new to the Clydesdale forum. My name, obviously, is Garrett.

In short, I'm 320-330 pounds (I don't currently own a scale, but I've been staying within that range for a while now.) I am 5'11" and 19 years old. Heart problems run in my family (both on my paternal and maternal sides) and family members/close friends have been trying to get me to exercise more.

I've been riding a bike for most of my life, although there was a time where I quit after I got my drivers license. Before then, I rode either my 1987 Free Spirit Pinnacle 12-speed or Huffy Superia around town to get out or go visit a friend, etc. Since I lived in a town that the Katy Trail ran right through, I often would get on it and ride for a few hours. There was a time where I was riding a bike every day for at least a couple hours, depending on the weather.

One of the biggest issues I have is - and I hate publicly saying this out of fear of humiliating myself - but I don't eat vegetables or fruits. Like a stubborn little kid, I hate them - I'm a very picky eater. I never eat them, which has made my goal of loosing weight somewhat more difficult.

Recently, I'm hoping to get back into shape and "hop back onto the bike." I recently purchased a 2016 Giant Sedona and have been trying to ride even in the winter (I've been posting somewhat frequently on a topic I started in the winter biking forums here.) Unfortunately, it's been so nasty and icy lately here that I have rarely had a chance to hop on the bike for a spin lately.

My goal is to get from 320 pounds to 250 pounds or below.
Originally Posted by fullergarrett View Post
Probably the biggest thing that I have a problem with is... soda. This last fall I was able to cut almost all of my soda consumption (went from six or so cans down to one or two a day) but unfortunately that didn't stick. I'm back to where I started. :-( I noticed during that period I was losing some weight, especially since I was riding my bike on a daily basis at the same time. The temptation was too great to drink soda - it's addictive like a drug.

I was drinking water with Crystal Light packs, mostly the basic lemonade but there were some times where I'd change it up or get the caffeinated packs.

As for the rest of what I eat, it depends. I eat out quite often because I try to avoid the dining hall food and all I have right now is a microwave. A friend who does cook in her room suggested investing in a CrockPot or slow cooker to cook my own meals. Our dorm building also has a (just one) kitchenette, but I've never used it as it seems dirty and always smells like the person who previously used it caught something on fire and walked away.

From a financial standpoint, I've been trying to cut back on eating out less to save money - but my options are limited unless I go to the dining hall. I'm trying to get into an on-campus apartment next year where I can actually cook my own meals from my own kitchenette. Until then, I may invest in a slow cooker to cook my own meals like Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as to how I can get into better shape. Should I break this out into its own thread?
Vegetables aren't a huge deal (I will say this and leave it alone- I feel like people that say things like that about a whole class of food are just fussing before trying and/or have never had them done right, but that probably doesn't help here). Vegetables aren't going to make or break a diet, though they are something that you can mostly eat without really worrying about it. OTOH, vegetarians that like eating/food often have problems keeping from getting fat. Your biggest concern is to control carbohydrate intake, mostly in the form of sugar. There are strong arguments against artificial sweeteners (the only one that I don't feel has negative overall stevia, but since it's a natural herb it's hard to find stuff made with it, there isn't the profit margin in herbs/natural), but if your choice is to backslide on the sodas or have one with artificial sweeteners I'd go with the diet (you need to learn to get them out of your diet. I know it's hard, I try to limit diet soda to 1 a day and as a mixer if I'm going to have a drink.

I think you need to learn some about nutrition (and not what the government tells us which is totally wrong)- your crockpot idea will likely fail for 2 reasons: 1- the kinds of things you're talking about making (hamburger helper, spaghetti...) are loaded in carbs and not enough protein, 2- they and most crockpot recipes are a large number of servings. If you don't have a kitchen you likely don't have the refrigerator space to make a week's worth of meals in advance and store them. If you do have storage space what you could make in a crock pot that would work is things like whole chicken...

The George Forman Grill is a great idea but might be a problem with your roommates: a crock pot might fill your dorm with tasty food smells, a GFG will fill it will grilling/burning smell that will linger longer.

Why are you trying to stay away from dininghall food?

FWIW, this is coming from someone that lost >100# 14 years ago and has kept the bodyfat off (not quite the weight, but that was on purpose, I'll explain in my coming introduction). If you want to start a dedicated thread feel free to send me a link and I'll try to help. Feel free to PM me questions also, but a thread will get input from more people.
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Old 03-18-19, 09:01 AM
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@fullergarrett

There is no magic wand. You can't live on sugar -- soda, Crystal Light -- and skip what should be the bulk -- no pun intended -- of what you should be eating, which is stuff that comes off trees and vines and from the ground.


"Picky eating" is a copout. It's like the celiac mania going around -- a small percentage of the population is intolerant but it's become a cottage industry. You gotta step up. Look, amigo, I'm a clyde so I can empathize. It also means you're not gonna get a lot of hollow hugs. This stuff is hard to do. My miles are going up but my weight isn't going down in proportion because it's not linear. I still need to make more lifestyle changes. You have to keep good, lean protein at the center of your intake, then fill out the larger ring with legumes and other stuff you say you don't like. It's the only way. I'm (still) living proof that wishing it away is folly.


Talk to your primary care physician and see if he/she wouldn't mind monitoring your food intake and PORTIONS via photos; probably someone on staff who does this. Find a friend who will give you tough love. And for the other side of the coin -- riding -- get online, talk to your LBS about finding people with whom to ride. Some people are focused and anti-social; I do much better riding with like-minded people. Peer pressure is a good thing.


Good luck
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Old 03-20-19, 04:04 AM
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hello.

i just joined the forum, mainly to lurk and hopefully sponge up some info. Had a physically demanding job which kept my weight in check(ish) but recently got an office job and i definitely put on the pounds. Since i live in the netherlands my main mode of transportation is bike, at first had a regular city bike (van moof drop dow, coaster brakes, single speed) and last week bought my first road bike ( btwin triban 100 and added a rear rack). on teh city bike i enjoyed taking long rides out to neighboring cities, but i wanted to do longer rides on a better suited bike. hope to be doing a 100km ride to antwerp in about 2 weeks and this weekend doign test ride to the hague to see how long it takes me on this bike.
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Old 04-05-19, 02:26 PM
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I posted in community already but thought I would say "hi" here as well

I am an old clydesdale from Canada.

Back in the early 1990s I was quite an active mtber, after a few decades of being a slack ass its time to start up again.

Dug out my old steel frame Specialized rockhopper ....

Time to start living the lifestyle again

Peace, beer and good pizza
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Introductions

Hey, I ride a Cannondale CAAD2 R300 on the road, a sweet Davidson touring rig for commuting and touring, and a VERY old school Specialized Rockhopper hardtail on the trails! I'm 5'10 and 215, wishing I could be 185 again. The pounds don't come off so easily when you hit 50.
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52 years old 243lbs. Need to drop some weight. 43lbs would be great but 53lbs is goal. Got a salsa vaya and going to try to ride 3x week. Ed some nutrition help or meal plan help.
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Hi. I am 6'3" 320lbs. I ride a 2012 Specilized Sirrus. Just got back into riding after 20 years. Mainly recreation and to loose weight.
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Hi, my name is Toni and I haven't been on a bike in almost 20 years. I am 5'5 and around 330lbs. I went to my LBS and they recommended a cruiser. From my initial research online and in store I am considering a Del Sol Shoreliner or a Specialized Roll Low-Entry. I just found this forum today and really, what a relief. Ease of getting on and off, upright posture, and bike weight (I live on the second floor of a walk up) are important. I have also just started looking at Day 6, not sure if I can afford that right now. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm having a hard time finding weight limits for the bikes.
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Hi, I'm nikki and I haven't ridden a bike in over 30 years. I'm 5'6" and 275. I've had 8 abdominal surgeries in recent years, so my ability to do any physical activity is somewhat limited, but a physical the****** suggested cycling more for my knees than for anything else. I live in the Bay Area and am hoping someone has a recommendation for a body-positive bike shop. All I know so far is that I need a bike that's lightweight, because I don't have the strength for lifting/hauling a heavy bike around - and at least initially, all my riding will be fairly short rides in local empty industrial parks or along paved park trails, so I don't need anything fancy, but I will need to be able to get my bike on and off a rack on my car. And lacking the flexibility I had when I was younger, I want the kind of bike that's easy to step onto. Thanks for any advice!
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I posted this in the general intros but have modified it to include weight info.

Hi I'm Jac Grimes from Greensboro, NC. I'm 65 years old and have ridden MTBs for years along with a stent on a recumbent but have not been on a bike for about 20 years until last May. I have always been a Clyde but that is a new term for me. In 2011 I reached a high of 368 and am currently at 280ish on the way down to 250 by summer's end. I am 5'7".

So here's my return to the saddle story. Last May when I dropped below 300 lbs I decided to start riding again. I bought a 2009 Gary Fisher Mako from a friend. I brought it home and just barely made it around my apartment complex. That's 0.3 of a mile. I thought I was going to die. I changed the seat, put some bar ends on it and persisted. At the end of the riding season I was regularly riding 5 to 6 miles. Not too bad for a fat boy on a mountain bike.

As my friend got ready to leave the state he sold me a better although older bike. I liked it but the frame was just too big. (Short legs). So it went on marketplace and craigslist and I ended up trading for a smaller frame bike of about equal value. I liked it a lot but the smaller frame felt crowded. I never could get comfortable. So I sold it to my son in law.

After 2 false stars I started researching new bikes. I figured I would get one I liked that fit and sell the 1st one. So off to Trek of Greensboro for a couple test rides. I looked at 2 hybrids, a DS2 and a Verge and a mountain bike, Marlin 5 and decided on the Marlin but a 6. It was a close call between the Marlin and the DS. So I ordered one on Friday and was told it would be a week. So I posted the Mako on my FB page and sold it yesterday to another friend and professional colleague.

Just for some perspective you must understand that FaceBook marketplace is the devil. Since I had made my decision wouldn't you know that a much better equipped like new hybrid, DS 8.5 popped up on my feed. For $100 less than the new Marlin 6 I had ordered. But did I really want a hybrid or a MTB? The seller and I started chatting and just as I had decided to pass he said he was leaving town tomorrow and dropped the price a $100 if I would buy it today. I'm now $200 back of a new Marlin and the DS 8.5 had everything I was sure I couldn't afford. So off to Raleigh to look at it.

Well if was everything I wanted and it was almost brand new despite being a 2012 model. I got her home, rode her 5 miles and couldn't be happier. A different seat, bar ends and kickstand and I'm all set.

Here's the weird part of the story. All 4 bikes are Gary Fishers. The bikes were a Mako, a Hoo Koo E Koo, a Montaire and the new one is a Gary Fisher collection by Trek. I guess my stars are aligned with GF.

I cancelled the order on the Marlin and now having the DS for a couple weeks I'm really glad I found her.

I've set a new ride goal and a new weight goal. Stay tuned.

Happy to be here and I'll be hanging out here, in Hybrids and with the Over 65 crowd.
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Hello, Iím new here

New here, but not new to bicycling. Up until my late thirties I biked a lot. Around town as well as on longer holiday trips. Then I became lazy, long daily commutes and too long workdays to ride regularily. I have always kept my bikes in good condition but used them a lot less.

Six years ago I spoiled myself with a Brompton to use on my many trips to foreign cities. Turns out this was a clever move, I ride this bike a lot more than I expected.

About a year ago I began excercising with some regularity for the first time in my adult life. And Iíve started to cycle for fitness. And itís good for my health. And fun too.

Iíve lost some weight in the last year (15 kilos), but still have to get rid of more. Losing another 10-25 kilos would be awesome and I hope this forum will contribute with some inspiration.
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Old 06-02-19, 10:00 AM
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Hey everyone! New here.

I used to bike a lot as an adolescent, but after I was hit by a car when I was 16 I stopped.

Just recently got back into it because my wife is really into bike riding. Currently, 6ft 5in being 29yo at 350lbs and I ride a Trek Emonda 5 carbon fiber.

Have done RAGBRAI the past 4 years, and plan on doing it again this year.
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Returning to the forums after about 3.5 years.

First started hanging out here in late 2009. Started out sucking wind to ride 8 flat miles; got to the point where I was taking week-long, 350+ mile cycling vacations for a few summers in a row. Last time I did something like that was 2015.

Things went kerflooey in early 2016. Had sudden, very severe, knee pain. Couldn't even ride 8 flat miles anymore -- not a matter of sucking wind, but my knees couldn't push the bike along, even in "granny" gear. Things got worse until one day in summer 2016 when I needed to walk backwards down stairs to leave the house to get to a doctor's appointment.

Eventually, found medicines that helped me with what turned out to be rheumatoid arthritis. Spent a while having my husband drive me to work; then started feeling well enough that I could commute on an e-bike.

Now I'm just starting to ride under my own power again -- up to eleven miles on a towpath near my house. And this week I rode my bike to my rheumatologist's office!

So I'm starting to poke my nose back into the Forums. I may spend more time over on 50+ than here -- I feel more creaky than large, even though I've regained 35+ pounds since my knees let me know, very definitively, that Something Was Wrong.
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Hello all,

I'm a big rider, former college football player using cycling to get fit. Already lost 10 pounds. One thing I have noticed is that if I cycle for 2 hours I lose my appetite for about 24 hours so my eating is being kept in check naturally!
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Hello everyone.

I am a former MMA fighter who has recently taken up cycling this past Memorial Day weekend. I am currently 350 lbs (down 10 from Memorial Day weekend), standing at 6'6". When I was fighting I would walk at 280 and then cut to 265 for MMA and 225 for BJJ and would like to get back down to this weight.

Originally my only goal was weight-loss, but this isn't the case now. So I have decided to finally introduce myself, as have begun to feel like an actual cyclist instead of someone who is using biking to lose weight. As of last night, I have ridden 250 miles; with my longest ever ride being last night (20 miles at 15+ mph).

Thanks!
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