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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Down 150 lbs and counting.

Old 05-14-18, 09:55 PM
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Down 150 lbs and counting.

Been a long process and getting there slowly but still getting there. Cycling and lifting has been a huge part of this transformation.

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Old 05-14-18, 10:02 PM
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Fantastic effort.


What was your starting weight?
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Old 05-14-18, 11:08 PM
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Fantastic effort.


What was your starting weight?
I started at 425, I got this bike at around 375.
Funny thing is once I got under the 300 lbs I started riding harder (standing and climbing hard) So now have a beefy bike.
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Wow.

Keep it up!
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Fantastic, congratulations! Seeing this helps me keep my butt on track. And nice Trek in that before pic!
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This is why this site needs a like button. Good job, you're looking good.
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Great job, you look amazing.
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Nicely done. You're looking great.
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Another Wow! and . Keep at it, you're an inspiration.
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Wow! Fantastic results! Keep on doing whatever you're doing because it's working!
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Thanks for being a great inspiration!!
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Great job!!
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Look great!
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Thanks everyone, cycling has been a huge part of my journey. Not only the cardio, but my goal to reach a weight limit. Recently purchased a Trek Domane after finally reaching the weight limit.
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Awesome!
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Damn !!! NIce job !! 150 lbs blows my effort away. I've lost 55 since late last June. How do you get over the plateaus? I hit big log-jams at 220,210, and now 200. It's been a year since I largely stopped all bread,pasta, white potatoes, alcohol, etc ( and already avoided processed/ fast food, refined sugar, soft drinks,etc.) and largely live on oatmeal, poached eggs, some fruit, and big spinach/kale salads with 1/2 a baked chicken breast, with ultra low cal italian dressing. I'm riding a road-tired mountain bike in rolling hills for 1-2 hours, nearly every day, and the few off days are a 1 hr fast walk or the gym. I'm hoping to drop only another 10 pounds or so, but man, it's been like pulling teeth !!!!! I'm sure me being in my mid 50's is a big factor, but it's bizarre how much of a fight it is to lose every single pound.
BTW, I raced road bikes until my early 40's, and was crazy lean at about 170, but a decade+ back in the States really packed on the spam !!
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You're going to love that Domane. Congrats on the successful weight loss.
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What Bike did you start with?
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Damn !!! NIce job !! 150 lbs blows my effort away. I've lost 55 since late last June. How do you get over the plateaus? I hit big log-jams at 220,210, and now 200. It's been a year since I largely stopped all bread,pasta, white potatoes, alcohol, etc ( and already avoided processed/ fast food, refined sugar, soft drinks,etc.) and largely live on oatmeal, poached eggs, some fruit, and big spinach/kale salads with 1/2 a baked chicken breast, with ultra low cal italian dressing. I'm riding a road-tired mountain bike in rolling hills for 1-2 hours, nearly every day, and the few off days are a 1 hr fast walk or the gym. I'm hoping to drop only another 10 pounds or so, but man, it's been like pulling teeth !!!!! I'm sure me being in my mid 50's is a big factor, but it's bizarre how much of a fight it is to lose every single pound.
BTW, I raced road bikes until my early 40's, and was crazy lean at about 170, but a decade+ back in the States really packed on the spam !!
Only way I was able to beat plateaus is to use MyFitnessPal and closely track my calorie intake, and try not to go over my daily limit. It got me below 230 where I struggled for a while to keep losing. I still have plateaus but they're shorter now, like a few days, and when I break through one I lose weight dramatically. Like I'll stay around a certain weight for several days, then all of a sudden go down about 5 lbs.
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Well done! It's worth it, isn't it?
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Awesome. Just awesome. And thanks for modeling that Aerotech outfit, too, as I wondered how it looked on and not just in their online pics.

Do you perhaps have any thoughts to share on its construction quality and comfort? It looks great!
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Only way I was able to beat plateaus is to use MyFitnessPal and closely track my calorie intake, and try not to go over my daily limit. It got me below 230 where I struggled for a while to keep losing. I still have plateaus but they're shorter now, like a few days, and when I break through one I lose weight dramatically. Like I'll stay around a certain weight for several days, then all of a sudden go down about 5 lbs.
Cool, thanks for getting back to me. That pretty much what one of my gym-rat buddies has been telling me ( to count calories).
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Awesome. Just awesome. And thanks for modeling that Aerotech outfit, too, as I wondered how it looked on and not just in their online pics.

Do you perhaps have any thoughts to share on its construction quality and comfort? It looks great!
I just now noticed this post. I hadn't even heard of Aerotech till fairly recently, and since picked up a pair of their shorts on ebay. What info I found on them was largely very positive, saying they were an excellent bang-for-the-buck (I've been on a decades long search for economical but solid quality bike shorts). I can't speak to their longevity yet, but their fit,comfort and build quality seems very good (especially for what I paid!).
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