I have been riding and running a lot, mostly trying to get in good enough shape to tour, but lately, I have been thinking about racing. I heard there is a clydesdale class there.
What is the weight cutoff for the clydesdale races?
I am 175 right now, and I can bulk up really easily (mesomorphic body type) If the cutof is like 190, I wouldn't have too much trouble getting there, and it might help my cycling to have a bit more muscle.
However, if the cutoff is like 210 or 220, I wouldn't want to move up, because that would hurt my running too much. (knee injuries, etc.) So what's the deal?
The alternative is that I could lose weight and go for cat 5 racing, where I think I might be competitive with some training.
Also, what is the deal with crits? Are they also arranged by the same categories? what is a crit?