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    God I'm almost the little guy of this group. I'm 6'6" and only 205. Damn this high metabolism. The biggest issue for me isn't pure weight cuz i'm not that heavy compared to some of the guys in this thread. The catch is that I'm really really strong and I have a lot of leverage on everything. Everything flexes soooo much. Or at least it did until I moved into much heavier freeride/dh stuff 3-4 years ago. I doubt I'll ever ride a bike under 38 lbs again.

    It's easy for a 140lb guy to tell you what he thinks you need. They don't know anything. Ever. Nothing is designed for people over 200 lbs. You have to figure it out for yourself. Standard xc stuff will never ever be on my bike. Standard xc stuff is for people under 190 lbs. If you're a bigger guy all the rules for a product's application goes out the window. DH stuff is standard. 40lbs is a reasonable weight for a trailbike. Carbon fibre and Ti aren't really good for anything unless it's a custom-built Ti frame.

    Luckily here in Vancouver I can get away without the ridiculously large bikes I used to ride in my more xc days. My current rig is a Knolly Vtach (www.knollybikes.com) in a standard large. The photo has my old Monster T on it, though somehow I'm totally satisfied with a 2005 Boxxer now. It's slightly flexier obviously but the performance is equally good, especially considering that it's 4 lbs lighter.



    At the end of the day, if you can keep up with XC guys on little bikes with your freeride bike then you're doing just fine. In fact, if you can keep up with little guys on little bikes at all then you're doing great. Because no matter how fit you are for your size, you'll always have more body and bike to move than they do. And this isn't an excuse - it's the physics of the situation - and so you just have to get stronger. simple. Fitness is fitness and everyone's got their thing to overcome to get stronger. For us it's size. It's an extra thing to quietly feel good about when you manage to stomp them up a climb.

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    Heckler XL, 5th Element coil, Marz Z1 FR I ETA, 33 lbs; 220 lbs and 6'3" of myself.

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    6'2" 260 lbs (down from 400, yes, FOUR hundred a couple years back)

    I ride one of these to work and back;
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    Although I've replaced the rims with cane creek aeroheats and it has slicks on it for the moment.

    and I just got a new toy that I'm loving;
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    I'm actually running a 204 frame rather than a 604 on account of their not having any large 604 frames in stock but aside from the paintjob it's the same, broke the stock pedals first day out (non branded pieces of crap) so I've put some Shimano SPD-545s on there now.

    Turns out that one advantage of being a serious lardass for quite some time means I've developed phenomenal legs, so I'm starting to do a lot of hill work now and loving every minute of it in a strangely masochistic fashion.

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    ... and if we just ... seems to be a theme going....

    6' 2, 235 pounds down from 270 last year

    Let's hear it for obscure Canadian bike goodness, I ride a '04 Oryx Equipe 80 and I love it

    Rode this fat hog all last season and at least twice a week during winter (snow, ice, mud all of it). Together we just power through and laugh at my skinny friends far, far behind!!

    Here's an action shot taken a month ago... nothing more graceful then a Clyde in flight!


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    6'4 225 down from 240 planning to drop more this summer.

    riding an 05 Hoss Dee Lux with some mods and a total custom single speed commuter bike built on an all mountain norco charger frame with a heavy duty dirt jumping rigid fork up front.

    pics to come...

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    Weyless XP

    Me: 6' 4", 220 lbs.
    Bike: '04 Weyless XP, 20" ...weighs in just under 30 pounds.
    (sorry for the $hitty camera phone pic)
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    Well, it's been 16 months since I started this thread.

    Where the heck is the moderator? Make this thing a sticky already!!

    Update on me: Now 235, up 10 pounds. But I'm on my way back BABY!!

    Last Sunday 4/24/05 (I'm the dude on the right with the big trophy):

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    And my new bike: blinged 2005 Sugar 292:

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    I was a Clydsdale

    Was 240 lbs,now 180 lbs at 5'10" but still plenty fast. I ride 7 bikes,one for each day of the week.Six steel and one aluminum,4 xc rigids,1 cross bike,1 hard tail and 1 duelie. Had too many snacky cakes and it affected my health. But I have still have hugh calves.
    'Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death'
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    I'm 6'5" 250. Pants size, 38x34. Head size, too big for "one size fits all" hats. I find the latter the more annoying of the personal traits.

    For 13 years (yes Virginia, 13) I rode a Specialized Hardrock (20") that over its lifetime was upgraded to all LX bits and the Specialized Rock Shox clone. Good bike, horrible color. I'm now riding a 2005 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc (19") that I've owned for exactly three days. So far I managed to bend some seat rails after an unfortunate pedal slip to seat-to-chest-plant. Time to find a bombproof FR/DH saddle and move on (and new platform pedals)!

    I'm aiming for a strong 210-215 by the end of the season. So long fast food! Taco Bell, I will miss thee.

    Here's the new ride.


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    6'4" 235, riding a blur.

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    I'm bigger, so's my bike collection

    I'm still big, 6'2" and back up to 255# now. Fortune has smiled on me and God has been good to me in the last 6 months and I have 3 new bikes to show off. My pride and joy is the new Waltworks custom SS 29r, built Clyde tough. My FS was upgraded for almost no out of pocket expense from the old Trek Liquid, which I never really liked, to a Turner Burner which I like a lot. I also got a fixed gear track bike and set it up as a fixed townie, just for fun. I've built a few more too, but these are keepers. I'm working on two more SS bikes, one will probably be kept as an urban utility SS bike.
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    I'm 6'2" and wiegh in anywhere between 204(this morning) and 220, depending on how much money i have, if im broke im on the ramen and mac and cheese diet and i loose a few lbs if i have cash i eat chineese and burritos and pizza(as you can see i dont cook) and i gain some wieght.

    i just got my bike a few weeks ago and i tightened up a belt loop already woohoo maybe ill be able to fit in my old clothes by the end of the summer

    heres my bike
    2001 gt idrive 6.0 dirt cheap off ebay

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    Idea! Wow. I didn't know this existed.....

    In 2004 I lost close to 60 pounds and over the winter gained some back.
    I'm still trying to lose that but the new job and the wifes' health problems aren't
    making it easier. Last summer it was easy to lose the weight since my job
    had been outsourced and after looking for jobs in the AM all I had to do was
    ride.

    Here's some before and after pics:

    Before Just Big:
    http://pod.ath.cx/w8/before.jpg

    One day before I joined Weight Watchers, 1/1/04:
    http://pod.ath.cx/w8/toddbig236.jpg

    After I'd lost 50 pounds:
    http://pod.ath.cx/w8/down50.jpg

    After I'd lost about 60 pounds:
    http://pod.ath.cx/w8/down60.jpg

    My rides:
    http://pod.ath.cx/bikedecide/bikedecide.html

    My Specialized Epic Dual Boinger on the left, my Giant TCR2 roadie on the right.
    If you click on the bike icons you can go to a series of ride reports I've done around
    those rides.

    My wife has lost over 100 pounds since those days and she's a lot faster on the
    bike - she rides a recumbent.

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    im a 6fut3 18st 11pound and riding a 04 giant nrs custom build.

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    Finally, a form of our own

    6' 215lbs, tend to ride "light" so I can get away with some lighter parts. But all the same here are my rides:
    2004 Stinky-mostly stock, 41lbs
    2003 Phobia (steel KHS frame) hardtail, Average components, Avid discs, Easton Monkey Lite Bars, Mavic CrossRoc w/tubeless Maxxis tires, 26.5lbs
    1996 Ritchey Swiss Cross, 9 speed Ultegra, 20lbs

    Still love the feel of steel on the road and on the hardtail. The Stinky is my play machine.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Down 14 lbs in 2 months

    thanks to about 400mi on the road each month!

    For the trails, here's what I ride:

    Picture was taken on is first of three rides so far this year about a week back. Fully loaded, the Chamuco tips the scales at nearly 40lbs. And yes, I climb just fine on it.

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    6' & 235lbs. Riding a '00 Jamis Komodo that I built a few years back. I right kind of light too... so I can get away with having the bike only weigh about 26lbs. PICS SOON!!!

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    6'5" and currently(or I should say temporarily) 208, down from 310. I ride a Giant Rainier...at least until Saturday when I take possession of an '05 SC Blur.

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    Xxl

    I am 6'3" and haul around 290. Haven't ridden is several years. Got back into a few months ago with an '05 Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc. No picture yet- stay tuned.

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    Good job! I guess this makes me a SERIOUS CLYDESDALE, by far the biggest!

    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe
    Just a wee Clydesdale at 6', 205# (and I struggle not to drop to 195# by the end of riding season). Here I am last summer on my ElSalty, which I've since snapped and replaced w/ an X-5. (fingers crossed as I upload the pic)

    At 6'3" and 470 pounds, I guess this makes me the biggest "Clydesdale" in the forum, However, I have now lost 114 pounds as of my last weigh in and have now restarted riding again. At my peak, I was stuck in a wheelchair, and now I'm back up on a bike! Don't think I'm a huge eater either as I developed a pituitary disease that bloated me up by 310 pounds in 3 years! Now that I have it under control, I am losing weight at a rate of 6-10 pounds a week! I hit my personal recent best riding 12 miles in a day last week! I can't use the little saddles though as it is EXTREMELY uncomfortable, not to mention that champagne cork sound when I dismount ! I am currently riding a Royce Union I bought used for $50.00. It seems to be holding up fairly well, no problems so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    At 6'3" and 470 pounds, I guess this makes me the biggest "Clydesdale" in the forum, However, I have now lost 114 pounds as of my last weigh in and have now restarted riding again. At my peak, I was stuck in a wheelchair, and now I'm back up on a bike! Don't think I'm a huge eater either as I developed a pituitary disease that bloated me up by 310 pounds in 3 years! Now that I have it under control, I am losing weight at a rate of 6-10 pounds a week! I hit my personal recent best riding 12 miles in a day last week! I can't use the little saddles though as it is EXTREMELY uncomfortable, not to mention that champagne cork sound when I dismount ! I am currently riding a Royce Union I bought used for $50.00. It seems to be holding up fairly well, no problems so far!
    THAT'S AWESOME MAN!!! Keep up the good work. I'm right there with ya!!!
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    5'10"...202lbs.

    Barely hanging on to the Clydesdale title...

    I ride an 02 S-works FSR-XC (just over 24 lbs) and a Giant ATX 860 single speed (low 20s). Never had problems with anything breaking, other than the body after some serious crashes.
    Have at it!

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    right now i am 6'3 265 rideing a haro 8.1 with azonic wheelset manitou stance flow forks and race face cranks. just started ride agian after not riding for 3 years big mistake quiting riding, i have missed it soooo much

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    6'0 250# here, trying to get down to about 200-210. New to the forums, but have been riding off and on for about 3 years. I have stopped playing Tournament paintball, so I will be riding full time now. This is my 2001 Bianchi Grizzly. She hasn't seen a whole lot of miles. I'm ordering a new set of tires, and a few other things this week....


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    Guess I'm a superclyde 6'3", 315lbs

    I used to be a skinny road racer back in high school but my have things changed. Currently on a Giant Yukon with slicks and egg beaters. Nice bike but time for a new crank as I'm busting the teeth off. If I can stick to this it's a Hoss DeLuxe for me.

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    You're not that much of a "Superclyde", there Scabby22!

    Quote Originally Posted by scabby22
    Guess I'm a superclyde 6'3", 315lbs

    I used to be a skinny road racer back in high school but my have things changed. Currently on a Giant Yukon with slicks and egg beaters. Nice bike but time for a new crank as I'm busting the teeth off. If I can stick to this it's a Hoss DeLuxe for me.
    I'm 6'3" and 462! Down from 581 since March 11th this year! You're just a tiny li'l feller! I believe I hold the current forum record for the Biggest Clyde and I'm durn proud of it! This is in light of the fact that I can even ride at all now ! It';s amazing what losing 119 pounds can do for your body, as in March, I was riding a completely different set of wheels! A wheelchair! I too used to be a skinny "Road Dog" as well, but developed a tumor on my Pituitary and my metabolism went WHACKO and I gained 300+ pounds over a 2 year period! I have it under control now and have made4 some radical changes to both my body and lifestyle as I decided I was NOT ready to serve as a Pinochle Parlor for Worms!(Think about the worm song!) http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com
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    I saw your pic with helmet and oxygen. Dude you are HARD CORE! Congrats on loosing the weight and taking control of your life. I'm finally starting to do the same. No gland issues for me.. packed on the pounds after 10 years of sitting on my can. NO MORE! I have two kids under 3 and a wife to worry about. Don't want them growing up with a new daddy after my heart pops at 33.

    I just felt a bit embarrassed after reading all these posts of guys under 250lbs. Shoot 250 is currently one of my goals but I'll get there.

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    I'm at the ripe ole' age of 19, I stand at 6'4 tall, and I'm a fellow fat boy weighing in at 259 pounds as of right now. I hope to get into the 230's within the next two months. I just got my road bike a few weeks ago and I can feel myself getting more powerful each ride. I can already hammer most of the people round here(mountain and road) but I'm not stopping until I'm the best!(Yes, there is always somebody better... Hence, I'm not going to stop)

    StormCrowe, keep rockin' it brotha and keep up the good work. Did the Clydesdale ride ever go through last year? I wouldn't mind riding with some of you guys in the future(East coast guys, until Interbike at least ).




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    Good job! terribleein, I like that paint job!

    Quote Originally Posted by terribleein
    I'm at the ripe ole' age of 19, I stand at 6'4 tall, and I'm a fellow fat boy weighing in at 259 pounds as of right now. I hope to get into the 230's within the next two months. I just got my road bike a few weeks ago and I can feel myself getting more powerful each ride. I can already hammer most of the people round here(mountain and road) but I'm not stopping until I'm the best!(Yes, there is always somebody better... Hence, I'm not going to stop)

    StormCrowe, keep rockin' it brotha and keep up the good work. Did the Clydesdale ride ever go through last year? I wouldn't mind riding with some of you guys in the future(East coast guys, until Interbike at least ).



    Dude, that paint job rocks on your trek! It could come in handy too, if the local gendarmes ever are looking for you, just ride the other way , then they'll be looking for a blue bike and you look like you are riding a white one or vice versa! By the way, an update on my weight situation, I WEIGHED IN THIS MORNING AND I HAVE NOW LOST A CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF 136 POUNDS! Couldn't resist shouting, y'all, sorry . On average, I've been dropping 52.3 pounds a month! I a;most don't believe it myself, but the scale is at the hospital and it don't lie!
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    I'm 6'2" hovering around 240 as of right now... Rolling on my first 29er... rigid for right now. Just got it completed, and here are is the pic.
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    I'm 6'1, 200-205#, ride an XL '00 heckler and a L '03 bullit

    I'm actually trying to gain weight (goal is 210#) with 8% bodyfat or so. Currently at 12% bodyfat. Basically I guess that means dropping 10# of fat, and adding about 20# of muscle. That's not going to be easy

    my current lifestyle is :
    *jog 2 miles a day @ leisurely 10min/mile pace
    *bike commute about 16 miles a day 3 or 4 (sometimes 5) days a week
    *try to ride a 9-20 mile fairly aggressive MTB loop at a local trail once a week
    *lift weights about once a week (hoping to bump this to 4 or so depending on laziness factor)
    *have been making a concerted effort to eliminate a lot of processed/snack/junk foods from my diet. But I lose this battle almost daily. still much improvement.
    *if soda it's diet exclusively, otherwise water/juices
    *I eat a lot of carbs, try to get as much protein as I can. If I lift weights more I'll probably start taking a protein supplement
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    6'2", 215. Getting 'back' into riding in a big way, as I've got two bad knees and the ortho says riding is one of the few activities that are encouraged for someone with my condition. Been riding on-and-off since I was a wee lad. Current stable includes:


    Iron Horse Hollowpoint, 20", mostly stock


    IRO Mia rigid SS 20", build details here.


    Scattante R-660 triple Ultegra, 60cm

    That's going to have to be it for me until I get a bigger garage.

    ...or a shed... hmmm...

    Jim

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    Welcome back to riding!

    Welcome back to the sport, Seamus! Way to go! Cycling is a wonderful exercise as you will see! If you want, go to my blog at http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com You might find it interesting!
    Quote Originally Posted by SeamusCA
    6'2", 215. Getting 'back' into riding in a big way, as I've got two bad knees and the ortho says riding is one of the few activities that are encouraged for someone with my condition. Been riding on-and-off since I was a wee lad. Current stable includes:


    Iron Horse Hollowpoint, 20", mostly stock


    IRO Mia rigid SS 20", build details here.


    Scattante R-660 triple Ultegra, 60cm

    That's going to have to be it for me until I get a bigger garage.

    ...or a shed... hmmm...

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    6' 230 lbs

    '04 L SC Bullit

    Would love to come down about 30 lbs, mostly in the gut...any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit In The Chamber
    Would love to come down about 30 lbs, mostly in the gut...any suggestions?

    If you want to get it off in as fast a time as possible, you need to find out what your BMR is (Base Metabolic Rate-which is how many calories your body burns at rest), and take in about that number of calories, or less, and do some weight training, and of course keep riding your bike. Oh, and for what it's worth, you can't spot reduce fat. so don't even try. Just count your calories and exercise and you will shed those 30lbs really fast. Calories and exercise is how I lost 110lbs in the last 9 months.

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    finaly got a pic of my bike

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    Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!

    What is your method for estblishing your BMR? I've always been very active, ride my bike 3 or 4 times per week and play full court basketball on the days I don't, but I've never really monitored my caloric intake? I guess it's time to reprogram a bit by changing up my routine as you mentioned and go back to the weights as well as manage my diet far more carefully.

    Bullit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit In The Chamber
    Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!

    What is your method for estblishing your BMR? I've always been very active, ride my bike 3 or 4 times per week and play full court basketball on the days I don't, but I've never really monitored my caloric intake? I guess it's time to reprogram a bit by changing up my routine as you mentioned and go back to the weights as well as manage my diet far more carefully.

    Bullit

    Thanks, it's been a long time coming. I have about 25 or so lbs to go, and that should put me in the 10-12% body fat range.

    The most accurate way to figure your BMR is to have a rough idea of what your body fat percentage is. But...if you don't have access to that, but if you know what your lean body weight is, then the following formula will work.

    Take your lean weight and multiply by 1.15 for men, or 1.20 for women. That gives you a "typical" overall body weight in pounds. Calculate your height in inches. Now, your "Base Metabolic Rate" (what you need to burn just lying in bed all day) can be estimated with the Harris-Benedict formula:

    Men: BMR = 66 + (6.23 x "typical" pounds) + (12.7 x inches) - (6.8 x age)
    Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x "typical" pounds) + (4.7 x inches) - (4.7 x age)
    The 66 and 655 aren't typos. The BMR for women is less dependent on height and weight, which is why BMR is never less than about 1100 calories a day. At the risk of being pedantic, if your calculation looks wacky, make sure you're doing the separate multiplications in the parentheses before you do the final tally, make sure to subtract, not add, the "age" term.

    That is from this website(which is an excellent resource BTW) http://www.hussman.org/fitness/index.htm

    I'm 6'5" and my BMR sits close to 2Kcal, so I would imagine that yours is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1700 or so(give or take some).

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    ... and if we just ... Weightloss secrets!

    Hey Bullit, the best suggestion I have is try a 1500 calorie high protien, low carb diet for a while. Also increase your physical activity a bit more(Ride as often as you can in other words!) A good trail workout will burn between 1000 and 1500 calories / hr! Remember to take a vitamin supplement though if you are dieting and drink plenty of water as you go into Ketosis as you burn off fat and it can damage your kidneys! We definately DON'T want that! You should probably drink LIGHT Cranberry juice as that also helps protect your kidneys and it's loaded with electrolytes and vitamins too! Stay away from Soda Pop, even diet as the Phosphoric Acid and the sodium in it both make you retain water. Other than these, I have no other suggestions. One more point, the maximim SUSTAINABLE weight loss should be around 2 pounds per week if you want to keep it off, rapid weight loss through fad dieting tends to put you on a yoyo and you end up where you started or heavier. The exception to this rule is if you have Bariatric Surgery like I did, but you aren't a candidate for that even remotely, your Body Mass index is FAR too low for that to be an option. Myself, I had to go the surgery route as I have a tumor on my pituitary and I gained 310 pounds in two years eating nothing but LETTUCE WITH LEMON JUICE! Talk about frustrating! Now since March 11 this year I have lost 144 pounds(Under close medical supervision), and am back up to riding about 50 miles a week and doing a little more every week as I am able! Primarily, though; exercise and a somewhat restricted caloric intake will be your key. Good Luck and I am sure you can do it! By the way, if you are intwerwested, check out my blog at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit In The Chamber
    Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!

    What is your method for estblishing your BMR? I've always been very active, ride my bike 3 or 4 times per week and play full court basketball on the days I don't, but I've never really monitored my caloric intake? I guess it's time to reprogram a bit by changing up my routine as you mentioned and go back to the weights as well as manage my diet far more carefully.

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    6'4" 260lbs. 45 years old, and just got a "new to me" bike.

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    forgot the bike info. Liquid 10 with XTR, Marzocchi Z1 FR SL, and Race Face Next Bars. Just bought a new WTB Laser V, but don't have it on yet.

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    5'10" 220 lb

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    Ram Custom Bikes USA. He himself is approx. 6'6" and upper 200s. He couldn't find frames big enough so he started making his own. He has been at it for a couple of years and this is just a sample. For bigger rider versions, check out www.rambikes.com
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    6' 5" 350lbs super duper clyde

    I'm new to the forums, and new to mountain biking. I am indeed a super clyde, but hope to bring my stature down to at least a regular clyde while having fun on the trails. After doing some research I came to find a great bike within my price range with a good sturdy build and nice components. I just picked up a Specialized Rockhopper Comp in a 23" frame. They don't make this size frame in any other model but the comp. So no disc brakes, and middle of the road components. But that is fine by me, especially just starting out. I think the frame will be something I can definetly build on into the future. I will try to get some pics of my ride and myself in time.

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    Hey Mike, Congrats! Keep up the great work! Me, I'm a Superclyde myself, well on the way to being a regular Clyde 157 pounds off now! I had to take a different route though. I had surgery because I had blown up to 581 pounds! OUCH! I'm now below 430 and still losing 7-10 pounds a week and RIDING! As to believing how sick and out of shape I got? Brother, I can definately understand! When I get in good enough shape to wear spandex cycling shorts without looking ridiculous, I'll be a happy man! Keep it up, and don't forget to occasionally eat some Beans and Rice! Best source of components for complex amino acids for your body! Your body needs them, but can't make them!
    Quote Originally Posted by Xyzzy
    I stopped riding in 88 or 89 and stopped exercising entirely in 93 or 94... You wouldn't believe how sick and out of shape I got over the following 9-10 years...

    My recipe:

    1) Drink lots of water... 64oz a day or more...

    2) eat < 20g carbs a day... All I eat is meat with some cheese... Literally...

    3) Row every night for 8-10 minutes... (I have a C2 ergometer that I started with because I was too fat to even get on a bike... I could barely even walk!)

    4) I starting recently (the bike was a reward for losing the first 50#) to ride the bike 45 min every morning...

    There are some secrets:

    1) You need support from family to keep from cheating becauseit takes 3-4 days to recover if you cheat!

    2) The Atkins diet can be expensive, but I've modified it to where it is not at all... I eat hamburger meat with cheese 3x a day... Total cost is < $2 a day...

    3) You have to commit 100%... I threw out all the junk food and snacks in the house... Once I started losing, the *daily* loss became enough motivation in itself to keep me going!

    4) I get 1 cheat meal a month, just because it is a reward or something to look forward to... I also think it "shocks" the body into losing more when you resume the diet, plus, eating sugar after not eating for 30 days is like a drug rush... (I've found that most snacks are too sweet tasting to eat though!)

    5) You have to set small goals and big goals... My overall goal is 160#, but I only focus on the 10# increments... Like right now I am gunning for #220... Achievable progress is a major motivating tool...

    6) You have to eat... The diet makes me not want to eat at all... If you don't eat enough your body will start to conserve by going into starvation mode... It is easy to find what you need to survive on using various calculations based on basal metabolism rates...

    7) No caffeine, just water, and lots of it... No alcohol... No drugs...

    8) No medications... Just a few simple vitamins...

    9) I use a ketastick every day... This measures the ketones in your urine to see if you are burning fat... If the stick is red then you are ok... It doesn't get any easier than that!

    10) Keep a log... Nothing is more motivating than seeing progress... I time my rows and I weigh myself 1x a day... (My 2K row time has dropped from 12:00 to 7:45!)

    Is my diet safe? Who knows? I do know that being 280# isn't safe! I will modify the diet to include more healthy food once I reach my target weight...

    A DIET IS NOT A BAND AID FOR A WEIGHT PROBLEM - IT IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE!

    Why was I fat to begin with? I ate because I was bored and because I was addicted to carbs... (A lot of the reasons why people overeat are covered in the Atkins book.)

    In a nutshell, for me, it is all about motivation... If you want something bad enough you can do it...

    There is no maybe... There is no try... There are no excuses... You either do or do not...

    I may be a Clyde right now, but I plan to have this weigh gone in just a few more months!

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    Previously posted.. didn't have pics then, plus I weighed 10 lbs more. SOOOO... I figured I would just post again, this time w/ a pic! I am 6' - 225lbs and still dropping! I am riding a sweet (to me) Jamis Komodo 00' with some Manitou X-Vert Super lovin'.


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    Howdy Folks,

    Until I stumbled onto this forum i thought i was a bit of a weirdo. I am the Super - Clyde of the folks i ride with. I am currently 6'4 300 lbs, down from 330 lbs as of 4 months ago.

    I am new to riding, however my friends got me hooked; who knew working out and exercising was supposed to be this much fun? So now i am replacing a bent front fork with a good Marzocchi fork, i have been told this particular brand is virturially bombproof.

    I think my friends have a new term, "Bubba Testing", if i can ride it for a year and it does not fall apart, it passes, so far we are dropping canidates for the seal of approval.

    Hope everyone is getting to ride and showing the thin folks that big guys can climb just as well and DH faster.


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    Good job! Well Howdy back!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of cycling, E.B.! Yeah, it is a FUN workout! Cycling has helped me lose 161 pounds so far myself! I truly am a Superclyde though! 6'3" and now down to 420 from 581!(No, I'm not kidding! You think you stress test a bike? ). Keep riding and enjoy the sport! See ya on the trail!
    Quote Originally Posted by EngineerBubba
    Howdy Folks,

    Until I stumbled onto this forum i thought i was a bit of a weirdo. I am the Super - Clyde of the folks i ride with. I am currently 6'4 300 lbs, down from 330 lbs as of 4 months ago.

    I am new to riding, however my friends got me hooked; who knew working out and exercising was supposed to be this much fun? So now i am replacing a bent front fork with a good Marzocchi fork, i have been told this particular brand is virturially bombproof.

    I think my friends have a new term, "Bubba Testing", if i can ride it for a year and it does not fall apart, it passes, so far we are dropping canidates for the seal of approval.

    Hope everyone is getting to ride and showing the thin folks that big guys can climb just as well and DH faster.


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    Hello Hello, I am a biggun and I dont mind. I am 6'5 270 and can avg 9 min miles over 10 miles of running. My "little" friends still can't believe it. Right now I am on a Cannondale Prophet 600. Nice ride! No problems yet and I have almost 400 miles on it. Anyone around the Charleston SC area? My wife is in the military and I am looking for a new "clyde" friend, or anyone, in that area to show me around. I will be leaving here (naples italy) and arriving in charleston in Dec 05. I am looking forward to getting back to the good ol' USA. Send me a msg or just post a reply and i'll check. Thx and see your big azzes on the trails

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well clydesdale huh?

    I like that. I'm 6'7'' 240 riding a ten year old stumpy in Colorado. I've been lurking here awhile and it's good to get some feedback from some larger riders.
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    I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I would have to say that I fit into the Clydesdale category. I am 6'0" 320# and not happy with myself. Now sit back and I'll tell you a little story. As recently as 4 years ago, was living in Seattle, spending all my free time in the mountains on my bike, boots, and skis. I was a very muscular, in shape 220lbs. Fast forward to now, I have a 2 1/2 year old, I hate my job and I am in the Army. I think I kinda said the hell with exercise and staying healthy, because the army wanted me to and I wanted to rebel. I look at my self now, I am getting out of the Army in 6 months and moving back to Seattle. I need to get back in shape, and my bike has been laughing at me everytime I walk by it with the mud from the Cascade Mountains still on it. One of the things that has been holdong me back has been Jr., so I have decided to bite the bullet and buy a trailer to pull behind my bike. The funny thing is, i just came on the forums to find out about a decent set of wheels for a Clydesdale.

    BTW- I have a Jamis Eureka w/ Deore XT components that I pretty much built myself from individual components I bought online.
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    Here is my ride now

    245 down from 290 when i moved here 1 1/2 years ago( BC) and gone from 42 waist being tight to a good fitting 38.
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    Good job! re Wheels?

    Hey askibum, I'm running Alex 6606 T-6 wheels that came on my bike and I haven't taco'd them yet and I grossly outweigh you by almost a hundred pounds! That's right, I'm probably the biggest "Clyde" in the forum! By the way, for those of you following, I have now lost a cumulative 175 pounds!!! Wahoo! 415 pounds and I've now lost the equivalent of the average mountainbikers TOTAL bodyweight! Just get on yer bike and ride there, askibum! The weight will come off! If you want, check out my blog,lt's at the URL: http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com
    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02
    I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I would have to say that I fit into the Clydesdale category. I am 6'0" 320# and not happy with myself. Now sit back and I'll tell you a little story. As recently as 4 years ago, was living in Seattle, spending all my free time in the mountains on my bike, boots, and skis. I was a very muscular, in shape 220lbs. Fast forward to now, I have a 2 1/2 year old, I hate my job and I am in the Army. I think I kinda said the hell with exercise and staying healthy, because the army wanted me to and I wanted to rebel. I look at my self now, I am getting out of the Army in 6 months and moving back to Seattle. I need to get back in shape, and my bike has been laughing at me everytime I walk by it with the mud from the Cascade Mountains still on it. One of the things that has been holdong me back has been Jr., so I have decided to bite the bullet and buy a trailer to pull behind my bike. The funny thing is, i just came on the forums to find out about a decent set of wheels for a Clydesdale.

    BTW- I have a Jamis Eureka w/ Deore XT components that I pretty much built myself from individual components I bought online.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    By the way, for those of you following, I have now lost a cumulative 175 pounds!!! Wahoo! 415 pounds and I've now lost the equivalent of the average mountainbikers TOTAL bodyweight! Just get on yer bike and ride there, askibum! The weight will come off! If you want, check out my blog,lt's at the URL: http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogspot.com

    stormcrow ....nice job on the weight loss...pretty soon you will have lost more than some clydes weigh keep up the hard work and nice blog
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    ... and if we just ... Thanks!

    Thanks there, atvsmurf! I appreciate the support there!
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    stormcrow ....nice job on the weight loss...pretty soon you will have lost more than some clydes weigh keep up the hard work and nice blog
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    Howdy,

    I just wanted to stop by and give my particulars, so I can post some photos in the Before and After in a few months.

    I'm a hair over 6' and a couple pounds over 265#. I just bought an '06 Specialized Rockhopper Pro. It's my first bike in about 10 years, and I'm not sure how much I like the front suspension. I grew up "hucking" bmx bikes around the neighborhood (though we called it "jumping off of stuff"). I'm thinking of building an SS Karate Monkey for riding around instead of eating lunch. I turned 30 in April and part of my getting fit regime includes cycling. I've quit smoking (was about a pack a day) and I've given up most caffeine and booze.

    Here's a pic from this 4th of July. No pic of the bike yet, but it's bone stock so it looks just like the one on their website. (Forgive the facial expression. That BBQ chicken I was cooking tasted awfully good.)




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    Just checking in to the clydesdale forum.

    6'4 - 270lbs. Have been as high as 297 and as low as 260lbs in the last year and half. I tried that south beach diet and it worked till I ate again. LOL Anyways, I'm looking forward to enjoying the trails and losing weight. I just bought a new Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc. I'm upgraded the derailers to XT and other than that its stock. My goal is start eating better and get myself down to 250 lbs. If I could get 240 I'd be pretty psyched!


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    Jeez. I am a Clyde and only 13... 5'6" and 210# at the moment.

    And my bike you say? I am surprised my bike hasn't exploded yet.

    The glorious, Fuji Discovery 2.


    Going to soon get a set of Manitou Six Comp Forks.

    SRAM x.7 front and rear derailleurs and SRAM x.7 shifters.
    Shim Deore Disc Hubs and Sun Ryhno Light Rims.
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    Some tire... want XC styled tires though.
    Avid Speed Dial Levers
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    I am thinking about going single speed though... and maybe hardtail.

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    Well, I guess I been a Clysdale my entire adult life with the exception of the short time that I managed to stay at 195. Right now I'm at 271 and am 6 feet tall. I stopped riding when I went back to school and balloned up. I have a Cannondale road bike that is about 15 years old and a Raliegh Tangent that I bought about 1993. I decided the extra weight has to go so I'm riding again. I'm trying to ride a little of road and off-road. I'm really new to Mountain biking even though I've had the bike for a long time. I've used it mainly to ride with my wife. I've raced a lot of motocross and enduro/hare scramble/ desert/ cross country so my bike handling skills are getting better at a quick pace but I really need to do something about the engine.
    I'm in the market for a new mountain bike but not sure what to get. A hardtail of full suspension. I live in San Antonio but am in North Texas during the week for work and have started riding at Cleburne State Park. I'd look forward to riding with any other Clysdale out there in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisWFO
    Well, I guess I been a Clysdale my entire adult life with the exception of the short time that I managed to stay at 195. Right now I'm at 271 and am 6 feet tall. I stopped riding when I went back to school and balloned up. I have a Cannondale road bike that is about 15 years old and a Raliegh Tangent that I bought about 1993. I decided the extra weight has to go so I'm riding again. I'm trying to ride a little of road and off-road. I'm really new to Mountain biking even though I've had the bike for a long time. I've used it mainly to ride with my wife. I've raced a lot of motocross and enduro/hare scramble/ desert/ cross country so my bike handling skills are getting better at a quick pace but I really need to do something about the engine.
    I'm in the market for a new mountain bike but not sure what to get. A hardtail of full suspension. I live in San Antonio but am in North Texas during the week for work and have started riding at Cleburne State Park. I'd look forward to riding with any other Clysdale out there in my area.
    I just got (4months ago) a cannondale p1000. I'm 6'5 270. It is an awsome bike for whatever you need it to do. Right now, I live in Naples Italy and in order to get to what may pass as a MTB single track I have to ride 21 miles (one way). It is better to inflate the manitou shock to about 180psi for a very stiff road bike feel. Lately I have been heading into some serious downhill singletrack and I have noticed that the bike is "beating" me apart. I let some air out of the rear shock and "wow" you mean it doesn't have to hurt like that lol. Great bike. If you get anything other than an xl (size), make sure you upgrade the lefty shock to a brown spring, most stiffness. I have taken the bike to Zermatt Switzerland and have ridden exclusive downhill runs and have taken drops (2-3ft), to "trying" to make it back up on my own. Good bike on singletrack, downhill, and road (although my road bike would smoke this). Only problem is trying to mount a computer on a lefty. I mounted an Enduro Cateye 8 with no problem but, I have read a lot of problems with people trying to mount them. I bought the prophet using a military shopping service and saved about $600, still a pricey bike until I rode it. My friend has a Kona Stinkey. Much stronger bike but also almost double the weight. He has too much bike for what he plans to do with it. Good luck and if you ever come to Charleston SC or if anyone lives around Charleston, let me know I am moving back the the good ol' USA in NOV and would love for someone to show me around the area. Ryan

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    My latest update on weight loss!

    I am pleased to announce I have now officially lost a "Clydesdale" in weight! I crossed the line last week by losing a cumulative total of 210 pounds! WOOHOO! Things are going good! Only another 121 pounds to go! I am weighing in at 371 now and feeling strong, riding 5-10 miles a day, swimming and strength training in the weight room now!
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    Thats pretty darn impressive...

    I go almost 6' and around #220, Have broken my share of seatposts and seat rails. I was wondering if any clydes do much drop offs, you really feel it in the kidney's the next day! Anyone wear a MX kidney belt? I guess I go up to about 7' and since I'm 41, probably not a whole lot higher down the road. I would like to know what parts you break if you DH or do drops or double jumps or other stunts.
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    An 02' Kona Stinky primo 6" travel w/7" super T, Trail pimp rims and Thomson post.
    Probably get a thru axle rear bike for next year.
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    I ride a Yeti 575 as training for enduro racing with a KTM 300EXC.

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    Hoping to get down to around 225 after I get in shape...

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    New to the forum...

    Hi,

    I'm 42, 6'2, 285 and ride two bikes.. A 19" 2000 Kestrel Rubicon SX and a 21" 2005 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo e Koo. The Kestrel's been retired until I get back down to my fighting weight of 250 or so.

    Anyway, thanks for being here.

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    Me a slight 6'2" 270lbs and ride/beat on this slayer
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    I don't do DH or drops

    At last not on my current ride! I'm currently riding a used Dept Store Cheapie! A 10 year old Royce Union! It has held up surprisingly well! It has some aftermarket stuff on it like Alex wheels, Lubbock Stem and Handlebars and endbars, Bontrager Alloy pedals and clips. I did do one accidental drop after I hit the wrong trail in the Hoosier National Forest and came around a curve and was suddenly confronted with a 14' drop onto a steep slope! I thought I was gonna DIE! Fortunately, I didn't crash or even damage my bike (Much to my surprise)! I thought I was gonna bite it for sure! The best part was the little "Flyweight" riders taking a break at the bottom who saw me survive the drop! I never let on it wasn't intentional! Remember Napoleon Bonaparte's principle, it's better to be lucky than good sometimes!
    Quote Originally Posted by calvinator
    I go almost 6' and around #220, Have broken my share of seatposts and seat rails. I was wondering if any clydes do much drop offs, you really feel it in the kidney's the next day! Anyone wear a MX kidney belt? I guess I go up to about 7' and since I'm 41, probably not a whole lot higher down the road. I would like to know what parts you break if you DH or do drops or double jumps or other stunts.
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    Good job! you guys are kind of small to be riding

    I am 6'2" and weigh 275, I started to ride 20 months ago and now ride 24/7. feels good not to pay 2.50 a gallon for gas. I had a Trek Liquid 25 "04 that snaped like a twig with only 8 months on the frame. defected weld but now I have to consider the quality of the bikes. so now I am building one from the ground up based on a marin Attack Trail full suspension frame.

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    I am 6'3 and i weigh 185, I wieghed 205 at the same time last summer.



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    ... and if we just ...

    Well, I guess I'll use this post to introduce myself.. I am currently 6'1" and 292lbs. down from 313lbs 2 months ago.. I have not been mtb'ing much recently due to bike problems.. I break everything I ride.. my last 2 bikes have been Trek Y-33s.. The first I busted the carbon front.. the second i busted the chain stay on the rear triangle.. I have also busted multiple rear shocks.. Prior to the trek's Ive had 2 GT's an broke thoes as well. I have broken seat posts and 2 cranks as well.. I wont go into how many wheel sets I have destroyed.. Frankly I got fed up with the damn things.. threw it in the garage for a while and have been focusing on motocross.. I ride very well for my size and am very comfortable on 2 wheels.. hence all the broken stuff..

    Lately, I have been trying to get back in shape and decided to get back on the mtb.. I am tossing the full suspension and purchased an 05 Access XCL which I should pick up tomorrow.. If it breaks im only out 130 bones.. My focus will be on climbing and not so much on going fast downhill or seeing how high/far the fat guy can jump.. I am really looking for something to supliment my workouts and diet.. However, I know that once I get back down into the 250 pound range I will be goffing off again on the bike.. Hope the Access holds up..

    I love mountain biking and living in So Cal I have access to a lot of nice trails.. Hopefully someday I can get down near 200lbs..

    Anyways.. its good to see a forum dedicated to us chunks.. Below is a pic of me on my favorite bike.. a Yamaha YZ450F weighing in at about 306 lbs.. who says fat cant fly?




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    Pleased to Meetcha, Jerid!

    To address your supplement issue:
    1: Take a GOOD multivitamin
    2: A MINIMUM of one gram of protein per kilogram(2.2Pounds) of Body mass. This would drop on a descending scale with your drop points at every 10 kilos. DO NOT go below 65 grams protein as a BARE minimum or you will experience Protein Malnutrition syndrome. Then things happen like your hair falling out and your nails break in a light breeze!
    3: Sugar BAD, Splenda(TM) good!
    4: Beans and Rice...Good, they are an excellent source of Lysine and Lycopine! These are complex Amino acids your body needs and cannot manufacture!
    5: Multiple SMALL meals makes sense nutritionally as long as they ARE small meals!
    6: Welcome Back to the sport! By the way, don't get too restrictive in your food intake though as your body will decide that a famine is occurring and try like hell to conserve the fatty cells as fat is the primary emergency store it has to draw on! I'd also reming you to not get too much protein either as it will damage your kidneys! Don't forget the water either! You will need at least 48-64 oz of water per day to protect your kidneys as they filter out everything your body will be dumping as you lose weight and go into ketosis! You will experience a darkening of fluid output signifigantly! Don't be surprised if you start running a low grade fever as well as this too goes with ketosis! Take care of yourself and enjoy the ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnePhatMoPho
    Well, I guess I'll use this post to introduce myself.. I am currently 6'1" and 292lbs. down from 313lbs 2 months ago.. I have not been mtb'ing much recently due to bike problems.. I break everything I ride.. my last 2 bikes have been Trek Y-33s.. The first I busted the carbon front.. the second i busted the chain stay on the rear triangle.. I have also busted multiple rear shocks.. Prior to the trek's Ive had 2 GT's an broke thoes as well. I have broken seat posts and 2 cranks as well.. I wont go into how many wheel sets I have destroyed.. Frankly I got fed up with the damn things.. threw it in the garage for a while and have been focusing on motocross.. I ride very well for my size and am very comfortable on 2 wheels.. hence all the broken stuff..

    Lately, I have been trying to get back in shape and decided to get back on the mtb.. I am tossing the full suspension and purchased an 05 Access XCL which I should pick up tomorrow.. If it breaks im only out 130 bones.. My focus will be on climbing and not so much on going fast downhill or seeing how high/far the fat guy can jump.. I am really looking for something to supliment my workouts and diet.. However, I know that once I get back down into the 250 pound range I will be goffing off again on the bike.. Hope the Access holds up..

    I love mountain biking and living in So Cal I have access to a lot of nice trails.. Hopefully someday I can get down near 200lbs..

    Anyways.. its good to see a forum dedicated to us chunks.. Below is a pic of me on my favorite bike.. a Yamaha YZ450F weighing in at about 306 lbs.. who says fat cant fly?




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    5' 9" 225 lbs see bike below

    my precious...
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    hell ya glad to see another average sized american riding a quality rig.
    6'3" 215 and riding a moab 3, the little devil gotten me through years of abuse and sans original parts she'll provide many more trails at speeds faster than I could ever imagine running. I am thankfull for not fitting in a miata and riding a bike that reflects more than a price tag.

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    6' , 225lbs.
    Marin Rocky Ridge HT

    Giant Warp FS

    KHS Flight 300 road.

    I don't do Freeride, so I haven't broken much yet. Just a few teeth of the upper ring.

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    Half Century old Clydesdale
    5' 10" and weight 215 lbs.
    Just retired my old junk bike and purchased a new Giant AC in July and love it.

    Do a lot of XC but love DH as well. Have done a few nice drops on the new AC. Starting to like this FR thing. Haven't broke the new one yet.
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    hi! 6'1", 240lbs and here's my ride:
    2005 nrs2 20.5 inch frame
    ec70 bars and seatpost (30.9)
    xt shifters
    xt hollowtech cranks with ext. bb
    xt front derailler
    xt rear derailler
    xt disc hubs laced with dt swiss spokes and mavic xc717 rims
    bontrager hd inner tubes
    hutchinson phyton airlights 26x2.1 (extra pair of ritchey zmax)
    avid bb7? mech. disc brakes
    skareb elite 80mm
    fox float ava shock
    spd ??? pedals
    rocket v saddle
    raceface evolve xc 110 w/ 6?' rise stem

    future plans:
    fox f100rlt front
    crank bros eggbeaters
    selle italia flight saddle
    thomson elite stem
    sgf swingarms?
    ride a lot more!
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    I'm brand new to bicycling as an adult. I've lost and kept off 120lbs over the last 3yrs, and I now weigh 290ish and am 6'7''. My goal is to stay in the 260lbs range. Three months ago I bought a 23'' Giant Rincon for low impact exersize. I've progressed from 3 days a week at 30min. approx 6 miles to 6-7 days a week at the same distance. The only thing I've added is a Serfas RX seat and replaced a stripped stock crank. I'm stoked to be a part of such a cool forum I never expected to find one for us normal sized folk. Rock on clydes!

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    Thought I would throw out there as well.
    Started riding in 1998, started to get into shape, to keep up to my friends, started at 310 and now hover around the 225 mark.(I am 6'3") I would like to get down to 200 some day, but it doesn’t seem to want to come off any more! I ride a lot around Vancouver, so far this year; I have been in the Test of Metal, Gear Jammer, and 24 hour of Adrenalin. I am still slower than a lot of my friends, but not far behind!
    Here is the main bike

    Specialized Epic Marathon
    RaceFace
    Deus Stem, and Headset
    Carbon Next Cranks
    Race Rings
    Shimano
    XTR Brakes / Shifter
    PD-M747
    Deore XT Front and XTR Rear Derailer
    Fox Float 80 RLC
    FSA
    Platinum Pro Ti BB
    SL-K Saddle


    I also have a Kona Kapu and a Kona Stinky Dee-Lux

    Keep riding everyone! Clydesdale Pride!

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    After a nasty BMX crash 2 yrs ago ( cut open my spline fun internal bleeding) Became lazy and not as active. Left the hospital at 6'2" 155lbs and got up to 225ish before I started to do something about it. I've owned a MTB for yrs but never really used it (once every month) until early this yr. Bought a Felt F90 roadie on Superbowl weekend and started riding almost everyday on the road or trails. Started Racing SuperD this yr as well, ranked 5th out of 20+ riders overall for the yr. I'm down to 200-205# right now. I can't seem to get down past 200 mark. My goal is to be 170# by next spring and race XC and Super D. Building up a Litech Magnesium bike for next race season too.


    In my stable
    2001 Fuji Thrill
    2005 Trek Bruiser 1
    2005 Felt F90 Roadie

    Building Litech Magneium Bike, goal of 20-21lbs bike weight.
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    We the people ... Grouch & Heckler

    I'm a 36 year old, 6' Clyde that reached 300lbs, freaked out, and decided to get back in to shape. After 9 years out of the saddle, I returned to mountain biking and chose an `05 Santa Cruz Heckler as my ride. This is my first full suspension bike and I had no idea how good it could be! I mostly ride XC but the varied terrain of NorCal offers me many options.

    With the help of the fine folks at Vision Cyclery, I spec'ed my large, anodized silver Heckler with a Progressive Suspension 5th Element CV/t 5 shock, Manitou Sherman Firefly Plus fork (with 20mm Thru Axle), and Santa Cruz' SPX-DB FR Kit. I then added a WTB Speed V Comp saddle, Oury grips, and Atomlab TrailKing pedals (periodically swapping them with Time ATAC XS).

    In short order, I trashed the fork seals. Manitou sent me replacement seals and o-rings free of charge and without hesitation. Truth be told, I should have upgraded the spring before my first ride as I had done with the shock. Unfortunately, the fork spring took a little too long to arrive and I was excessively eager to return the loaner bike and put some miles on my Heckler. Other than that, the bike has withstood everything I can dish out.

    Now I am grinnin' from ear to ear and putting to practice the mantra "Get Some, Go Again". I wouldn't consider myself an adrenaline junkie or health nut but I am experiencing significant changes to my energy level and weight with moderate but regular exercise and modest modifications to my diet. Even after I reach my target weight, I'll continue to be a proud Clydesdale. However, then I'll also be a healthy one.

    Cheers,
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    Still a Clydesdale,only smaller...

    I used to weigh around 240,maybe heavier since I avoided weight scales when I was heavy but I finally reached 189 with the goal to be 180.Then it's back to snacky cakes!
    But seriously,at 42 years old,I need to be in good shape.I don't want to pull my trousers up over my belly in twenty years.
    I've been riding track and pursuit bikes since 1986,and mountain bikes since 1988.When I started riding in '86,I was 250lb but I dropped the weight fast,back down to 170lbs.Back in 1996,the weight came back after a couple of years away from cycling. I can't burn up a triple cheese brontoburger like I used to.
    My current ride is a retired police bike that's been upgraded to all XT with a switch to XT topmount shifters.My other rides include an all stock '83 Stumpjumper and my pride and joy,a former Ritchey Team bike.I have other bikes as well. A brand new,big hit bike is in the near future.I just need to make some room.
    I plan on riding until the day I die.
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    5'-10" , 210 pounds. 40 year old out of shape guy that traded 2 packs of smokes a day for a Specialized Hardrock last february and I aint going back. Totally hooked on mountain biking now and will be buying a FS in the very near future. The slick rock around western Colorado is hard on an old mans joints. The picture is from the Lunch Loop in the Tabaguache area a couple weeks ago.

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    french clyde here

    6' 4
    260 pounds
    aggressive XC in muddy conditions

    04 Kona Hoss with muy muy upgrades :
    frame : 22' kona hoss
    fork : marzo drop off eta
    headset : stock
    bar : hussefelt OS
    grips : odi rogue
    stem : thomson X4 120mm 10°
    saddle : specialized avatar 155
    seat post & lock : stock kona stronghold
    brakes : stock hayes hfx9 (upgrade to 185 A2Z on front)
    f&r der & 11-34 cassette & rapidfireshifters : XT
    chain : sram pc 69
    cranks : raceface x-type evolve xc
    pedals : time z
    hubs : dt Hügi fr
    rims : mavic ex721
    tires : depends ! from hutch new pythons 2,00 to spe enduro pro 2,40

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    How big are you and your ride.

    I'm 5'11" and weigh 230 and ride 2004 Rockhopper, just upgraded to front disk brakes, Avid of course.

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    6'-2" / 240

    2004 Kona Dawg Dee-Lux...

    Stock except the Race Face bash ring and the tires are Panaracer Cinders

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    6'4" 365 at 41

    Well that is me. I am just now trying to get back down to fighting weight of 220

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    6' 2" - 252 lb

    This is my baby right here.

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    Hi, I'm 6' 1" and about 242 with my equipment on. I lift weights a bit, and I weighed 205 in High school with less then 18% body fat, lol. I'm a bit squishy now compared to then, but I can still bench 260, so I'm cool

    I ride a Giant Trance 2 as my FS rig and an '03 Rincon frame as my hardtail because I believe in breaking everything you buy (including frames) to get every ounce of life out of it. I don't mean to dog those (oh wait yeah I do) who absolutely have to buy a new bike every year cause theirs isn't the new in thing anymore....... I would rather see your one sweet ass bike than a garage full of $4k plus bikes!

    Me breaking in the Trance in the parking lot


    Taking a jump at Patapsco on the rincon



    Come out for rides at Patapsco on Sundays with the Princeton crew if you live in the area!

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    I'm 6'3" and about 210 lbs. My bikes are a Santa Cruz Bullit and Surly Instigator, for now!
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    Here's my fat ass on the Ouachita Challenge a couple years ago on board to large Specialized StumpJumper that's two sized too small for me...



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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate
    Here's my fat ass on the Ouachita Challenge a couple years ago on board to large Specialized StumpJumper that's two sized too small for me...


    And by fat ass you mean you need to eat some cheetos..........

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