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5/8/08 12:57 P

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A friend of mine said that it took his legs about 5 years to really get firm and hard, strong enough for any race that tickled his fancy.

Now this was in the context of century rides, so I don't think he meant it will be 5 years before the definition starts.

Personally, it took about 20 pounds and 1 yr of cycling for friends to see any definition to my quads.

You're doing great! Your legs will catch up

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
5/7/08 8:37 A

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LDJONE2

You are right on the baggy clothes .... but if you have been wearing baggy clothes to hide the fact that you are overweight and now are still wearing baggy clothes to conceal the weight loss. The people I see would not know the difference. No I have not worn shorts around a lot them yet either but that time is coming up quickly now so I guess the secret will be out soon.

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LDJONE2 Posts: 71
5/6/08 11:23 P

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Doesn't really matter... I started losing at ~255 and my legs didn't start looking buff until I was down about 40 lbs. My guess is that your baggy shirts and pants will give it away first...

 
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5/6/08 12:45 P

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LDJONE2

I am progressing well with the weight loss. I know the fat will burn off where you don't want it to first:-). I was just wondering how much longer I had to conceal my loss results without the legs giving it away as to how I'm accomplishing the loss.

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5/6/08 12:08 P

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Colnagoboy

I was wondering when that comment would come into to play LOL I think I'll pass until my legs appear better than the wife's LOL or until I start entering into some races whichever may come first. It looks like I will be waiting until next year to race. My average speed is not up to snuff to really think about races yet.

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LDJONE2 Posts: 71
5/6/08 8:04 A

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The biker leg muscles are taking shape as you continue to ride. They'll start to show up as the remaining body fat on your legs goes away. Unfortunately, body fat loss doesn't always happen first in the areas where we are exercising hardest... Your weight loss up to now is probably taking place in other areas... Which is fine - just keep up the good work...!!

 
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COLNAGOBOY's Photo COLNAGOBOY Posts: 53
5/6/08 12:21 A

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You will have to shave them first Jim

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5/5/08 5:19 P

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well, you probably have to keep riding a little longer. but you should notice your legs getting stronger...climb some hills.
i know some bigger guys that have really muscular legs. they may be soft on the upper body, but the legs are rock solid.



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5/5/08 3:46 P

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I saw "The Triplets of Belleville" last year and it was delightful with beautiful artful animation. They did have some muscles indeed.

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5/5/08 10:59 A

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I don't know about biker leg development, but a great adult cartoon movie exaggerates those legs: "The Triplets of Belleville" a French cartoon with little dialogue. It tells the story of a grandmother encouraging her grandson to train for races, parodies bike races, and she saves him from kidnappers. About 45 minute movie.

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5/5/08 8:53 A

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I have heard and about biker legs. I have benn riding for a month now and have lost about another 8 lbs from the result of riding;-)

At what point in time will the biker legs begin to show and I'll have to reveal my secret to additional weight loss?

Jim

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