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Afternoon all.

Its almost the end of the year and while I have a couple of busy weeks planned, I thought I pop in here and thank everyone for all the support/advice you have given me this last year.

Be it the MILLIONS of MTB questions I asked before buying another Cube

or Help and advice after I was hit by that van in the summer

and thanks to everyone who sponsored me this year too, I'd love for you to do it again next year

But most of all, thanks for making me feel welcomed, cycling is always seen as elitest, done by "Those skinny guys on Carbon bikes" it wasnt easy to come here (and other forums) 2 years ago stating I used to weigh the best part of 40 stone, but not once was it an issue, everyone was supportive and , if you take a look at my weight now, I think you'd agree that at 6 foot 3" and 14 stone 8lbs, I have pretty muched achieved everything I could have ever asked for , when it comes to weight loss.

To the new year, there will be new challenges, but for now, I wanted to thank you all and share a E-Glass of wine.

Gaz

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done Gaz. I applaud your commitment.

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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wish i was 14st 8lbs. next year's challenge  1

actually fourteen three is the target, but hey

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RuthF28 [99 posts] 5 years ago
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wow, that's some weight loss - very well done! I raise my virtual glass to you.

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

wish i was 14st 8lbs. next year's challenge  1

actually fourteen three is the target, but hey

Race Ya LOL  4

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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Brilliant story, supreme commitment, well done Gaz.

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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shrinkinbggaz wrote:

Race Ya LOL  4

bring it on. i gots me seven kilos to shed. if you beat me you get office schwag.  1

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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be nine by the time christmas is over

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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thanks Everyone

Now Dave, first off, what's at stake ?  16

I fully intend to be 14 stone by the first week of Jan  16 4 4 It's On  4 4

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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what's at stake?

dunno, i've run out of sugoi CD covers now. although there's a fresh delivery of buffs just in  1

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Simon E [2545 posts] 5 years ago
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cycling is always seen as elitest, done by "Those skinny guys on Carbon bikes"

Fact is Gaz you've done more to contradict that stereotype than anyone I've ever come across. Nobody can fault your commitment and the honest way you've documented your progress online. You've proved it can be done and it can be enjoyable and interesting. Your words and actions are what prompted the support and admiration, and will hopefully inspire others to do the same.

P.S. I've just seen the recent photos on your blog (http://theamazing39stonecyclist.wordpress.com/). Wouldn't have known it was the same bloke. Amazing!

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Very kind words, thanks so much.

Let's hope I can take it to the next level and inspire a Nation to change ....Then a continent ? Who knows....

Dave...I'm looking forward to getting my Buff, Just 4 pounds to go ....It will make a nice Xmas Prezzie, Next time you challenge me, can you make sure the prize is a Madone or Super Six though please ?  4 4

Gaz

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djc1245 [23 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done fella. Just been reading your website, am astounded and well impressed. Good luck to you and have a great Christmas.
Cycling gave me the incentive to give up smoking and it's now been 4 years. Did a couple of sportives this year and gonna go for a few more next year.
How do the ice tyres work? Not sure whether to make my own or buy some or just not bother and slide around a bit

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Martin Thomas [377 posts] 5 years ago
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Yes hats off to you Gaz - inspirational stuff  1

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Felix [111 posts] 5 years ago
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Chapeau !!!  41

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks again everyone for all the AMAZING Support I always get, keeps me going sometimes it really does.

Now Dave.......About our challenge

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Ok so I am still 1 pound out, lets see what damage xmas does

Have a good one

Gaz

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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you've got the same scales as me. how odd  1

mine are already christmas affected though  4

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Dave, Get the schwag ready, I have lost what I gained over xmas ( had the flu and an extended time off the bike) I should hit our target by tomorrow  4

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Morning Dave 14st 3pounds didnt we say

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gandberg [175 posts] 5 years ago
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Congratulations, but isn't it time you changed the name of your blog?!

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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hmmm. seems like i've still got half a christmas cake on my hips  1

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 5 years ago
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need a pic of the whole scale, otherwise how do I know you haven't jammed a door wedge under the back?*

*this is a joke

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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LOL Dave, Just had over the schwag prize, I believe it was a Madone was it not ????

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gandberg [175 posts] 5 years ago
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How about a post on here about the hardwear you used when you began this enlightening odyssey? I mean wheels and frames/components. What worked and lasted and what didnt?

Cheers

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Milani_Guy [1 post] 5 years ago
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Gaz,

You are truely amazing and should be so proud.

apologies for not having commented before but I have only just come acress your blog.

Hats off.

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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gandberg wrote:

How about a post on here about the hardwear you used when you began this enlightening odyssey? I mean wheels and frames/components. What worked and lasted and what didnt?

Cheers

Good Point, Probs a bit too much detail to go into here, so will stick it on the blog over the next week or so and pop a link in here , it is something that gets asked quite a lot TBH.

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shrinkinbggaz [100 posts] 5 years ago
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Milani_Guy wrote:

Gaz,

You are truely amazing and should be so proud.

apologies for not having commented before but I have only just come acress your blog.

Hats off.

Thank you very much , I appreciate that.

Gaz