THANK YOU, Everyone !

by shrinkinbggaz   December 15, 2010  

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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Well done Gaz. I applaud your commitment.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
15th December 2010 - 15:31

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

actually fourteen three is the target, but hey

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
15th December 2010 - 15:56

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wow, that's some weight loss - very well done! I raise my virtual glass to you.

posted by RuthF28 [87 posts]
15th December 2010 - 16:00

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dave_atkinson wrote:
wish i was 14st 8lbs. next year's challenge Smile

actually fourteen three is the target, but hey

Race Ya LOL Big Grin

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
15th December 2010 - 16:24

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Brilliant story, supreme commitment, well done Gaz.

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
15th December 2010 - 16:45

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shrinkinbggaz wrote:
Race Ya LOL Big Grin

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

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
15th December 2010 - 16:57

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be nine by the time christmas is over

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
15th December 2010 - 16:57

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thanks Everyone

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

I fully intend to be 14 stone by the first week of Jan Cool

Big Grin Big Grin It's On Big Grin Big Grin

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
15th December 2010 - 21:13

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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 Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
15th December 2010 - 23:07

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posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
16th December 2010 - 0:01

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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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posted by Simon E [1886 posts]
17th December 2010 - 12:17

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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 ? Big Grin Big Grin

Gaz

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
17th December 2010 - 14:05

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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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posted by djc1245 [20 posts]
17th December 2010 - 21:33

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Yes hats off to you Gaz - inspirational stuff Smile

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posted by Martin Thomas [567 posts]
19th December 2010 - 15:00

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Chapeau !!! Applause

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posted by Felix [108 posts]
19th December 2010 - 23:10

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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

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

Have a good one

Gaz

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
24th December 2010 - 13:42

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you've got the same scales as me. how odd Smile

mine are already christmas affected though Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
24th December 2010 - 20:10

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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 Big Grin

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
21st January 2011 - 11:43

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Morning Dave 14st 3pounds didnt we say

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
24th January 2011 - 10:53

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Congratulations, but isn't it time you changed the name of your blog?!

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
24th January 2011 - 11:58

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hmmm. seems like i've still got half a christmas cake on my hips Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
24th January 2011 - 13:29

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
24th January 2011 - 13:30

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LOL Dave, Just had over the schwag prize, I believe it was a Madone was it not ????

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
24th January 2011 - 14:06

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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

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
25th January 2011 - 18:00

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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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posted by Milani_Guy [1 posts]
31st January 2011 - 16:42

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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.

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
2nd February 2011 - 8:25

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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

posted by shrinkinbggaz [117 posts]
2nd February 2011 - 8:25

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