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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-09-05, 10:01 PM   #101
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I'd love to see some pictures of that 928L!!! I agree, big guys can ride the good stuff too!
Here is one Pic of the 928L with Eurus Wheels... I will take some with the SEXY Bora's tomorrow!

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Old 11-11-05, 02:13 AM   #102
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6'0" 239-243 one of the heaviest proportionally in this group

carbon fiber Kestrel Aluminum Cannondale titanium Merlin assorted steel bike from the 80's 90's

among the steel bike tange tubes are the best

wheels Ksysirium, trispoke , aerospoke, shimano, velomax, spinergy spox

no problems with any of these but I do not race and don't dive into corners

aerospoke is the toughest wheel really indestrutable but not light but comfy
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Old 11-11-05, 05:40 AM   #103
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Here is one Pic of the 928L with Eurus Wheels... I will take some with the SEXY Bora's tomorrow!

That is one sexy bike!!! Thanks for the p0rn!!!
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Old 11-11-05, 08:33 AM   #104
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Started the summer at 270+ and now down to 250 at 6'3.. My goal is 225 by spring..

Here is my new ride, Litespeed Liege, also have Eddy Merckx Motorola team bikes..

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Old 11-11-05, 08:54 AM   #105
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DAYMN that's hott. But you need to work on your photographing skills. All side photos shal be taken of the drive side of the bike with the chain on the large ring (because we who uses that small ring anyway? ).

Can someone pass the kleenex please.
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Old 11-11-05, 11:08 AM   #106
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I used to ride MTB trails before getting married, then we were busy creating a business, and the wife isn't very coordinated, so eventually the riding stopped, and the bike sat in the garage, and I started plumping up. The kids came along, and I wanted to live by example and be active with them involved, so I fixed up the old Specialized Rockhopper, and put a child seat from a yard sale on the back and got him a helmet ($120 total spent). This was in Feburary ('05), so there was little light out once I got home, so we might have had a 20 min. ride around the neighborhood, and realized that there wasn't much we could do without riding on a more serious road.

We loved it! So I knew we had to find a way to do more. There was a park 6 or 7 blocks from our house, and I thought that I saw one of those exercise trails, so the next time we went over there to check it out and rode up and down, until we lost the trail due to poor signing. I started researching it on the web, and went out in my car trying to find where the trail continued. Each time we rode again, I'd add a mile or two on until I got to a new point of disappearance.

I didn't start out riding for the weight loss, though I hoped that would be the direction I moved in. I've gone from around 240 to about 225, and dropped a pant size. This fall, I modified my bike so that I could put a second boy on the back [more info here] , and the trail we ride has increased to ~40 mile roundtrip, and I keep learning about further connections I can make to extend it. Out of 40 miles only about 1 mile of it is in the road and when it is, it's all wide roads, low traffic and slow speed limits.

I don't really consider myself a "Clydesdale" rider, I always thought that in order to be one you had to buy special equipment to handle the weight. I did buy a custom rear wheel and got a great price at REI, but my first broken spoke occured once the second boy was added. I'm certainly a big rider, and even now that I have a weight loss goal in mind I'm not looking to necessairly be under 200 lbs. I'm 6' 1" and officially "big boned" so at around 200 lbs, I'll no longer be considered "overweight", so that's good enough for me. My brothers are models, and I shudder to think of all the great meals they stop themselves from having (not to mention pie).

I've just this week completed my first commute as well on a borrowed recumbent. 21 miles each way on a Bacchetta Cafe (the brand new <$1k model) and I love riding it. It has a max weight limit of 275 including your luggage. My LBS forgot to shorten the chain when they built it, so I had a little incident, and motorists around here are obnoxious, but I'm going to try to start doing the commute 1-2 times a week.

Everyone seems to have posted pictures of road bikes (& a couple MTB), any other large riders using alternative rigs?
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Old 11-11-05, 06:53 PM   #107
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Hey.... How's Melbourne FL treating ya? I used to live there up til '01.
It's not bad at all. I have to get out of town once in a while to party since there's no nightlife here, but I really do like the long ride down A1A from Melbourne to Vero Beach.
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Old 11-11-05, 09:08 PM   #108
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DAYMN that's hott. But you need to work on your photographing skills. All side photos shal be taken of the drive side of the bike with the chain on the large ring (because we who uses that small ring anyway?
OK, tomorrow I will post DRIVE SIDE shots with the Bora's on. Thanks for the compliments on the bike!! It rides better than it looks!

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Old 11-12-05, 08:48 AM   #109
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Ok, here are some picts of my 2005 Bianchi 928 L. Nothing special on this bike... Deda Newton bars, ITM heavy stem... CT Record Group and so on. No Ti parts (other than whats on the Record stuff), Scandium seat post... good stuff, but not expensive exotic.

End Result... with Pedals and water bottle cages... 16.38 lbs. Not bad for a 61CM frame lugging around a 210ish lbs guy.



This shows you the bike on the scale.



The weight.



For those who like Metric measurements.<BR><BR>

And now for the Sex!







I think it looks pretty good for having a couple thousand miles on it!
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Old 11-12-05, 10:44 AM   #110
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WOW!!! You get my vote for having the absolute most beautiful, sexy and appealing bike that I have ever seen!!! I am so jealous. I wish I had a local shop that carried top line Bianchi's...I would love to test ride one of those.
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Old 11-12-05, 11:22 AM   #111
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6'6"and hovering around 260# I rode quite a bit when I was younger, just got back into riding after losing some weight (those skinny twigs think 50 pounds is alot ) Heaviest ever 308#. did numerous group rides this spring and summer after my wife bought this for me for my birthday:



Had a great time on the group rides, now my goal is to get to 235 by spring and suprise a few guys on the hills in the spring!!! I found that I could keep up and even pull in the local fast group on the flats, and be very competitive in the sprints. (Everyone loves to draft behind me.)

I also did quite a bit of commuting this spring/summer/fall, so I bought this to see how far into the winter I would go.



I am even considering a local cyclocross race in december.
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Old 11-12-05, 01:56 PM   #112
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Just absolutly gourgious work of art. I would have a hard time figuring out which one to ride first each and every day. My lady or the Bianchi. I can only dream for know.
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Old 11-12-05, 10:45 PM   #113
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Haven't been riding or posting much lately.
On July 21st I weighed in at 242 and just under 6', today, about 1,200 miles later I'm around 228. I really need to watch the food, drink more water, eat more fruit but its me, and I know I won't give up pizza.

Riding a Trek 1000 for the past 5 years, want a Specialized Roubaix next Spring, so I want to lose 10 more lbs to make it look good with me on it.
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Old 11-12-05, 10:57 PM   #114
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You guys can't be part of clydesdale They should make the requirement like bfp...like over 20% and you become a clydesdale...
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Old 11-14-05, 01:00 AM   #115
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Okay, so I lied on accident earlier! I'm barely over clyde standards: 210lbs. I enjoy a phenomenon peculiar to me and me alone, apparently: I lose 15 pounds when I go back to eating college cafeteria food. Combine that news and what else happened on Saturday (drove our 900cc Formula SAE car) and I am a happy guy. Hopefully I'll be able to go on a ride soon. The rain isn't too bad on its own, but combined with the wind it sucks. Bellingham's wind chill factor on average keeps the temperature in the thirties, definitely not the kind of weather I can ride in. This sucks!
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Old 11-14-05, 05:52 AM   #116
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Old 11-17-05, 10:20 AM   #117
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6'1" 224 here. Started 7 weeks ago at 234.

Here's my new ride

I had been cranking away on my old hardtail mtb.
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Old 11-21-05, 04:29 PM   #118
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What do I say that's not already been said? Obviously, from my user name, I consider myself a 'clyde... And, NO! You don't have to have a certain body fat % to be a clyde. But, Yes! You shouldn't be 6'4" and 201# and a CAT1 and compare yourself to a clyde, either. I also think that if you're 5'9" or under and 199# and under, respectively, you can be considered a clyde.

I'm 5'11"+ and 215# the last I checked. I was 245# 2 years ago and got as low as 199#(late spring '05). I am addicted to cycling and hope to open my own bike shop within 2 years.

I've got a Appel Racing Frame w/ crowned forks, all Campy Chorus except FSA Gossemer compact w/ Exo BB, wheelset was Campy Record-14g3x-Velocity Areohead O/C. I say was, 'cuz I just torched the rear and am looking for a new complete set. I'll post pics soon.

BTW, I've been waisting away in the Foo thread "Just a Sig test 'DO NOT REPLY'". I didn't post the link, because you won't be found for days. Me, of all people, should not be posting on Page 4-5 of a the Clydesdale-O-Rama thread.
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Old 11-21-05, 05:47 PM   #119
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I've ridden a Specialized Roubaix down from 149.5 lbs in Mid July to 220 today. I'm a little over 5' 11" tall.
Haven't been in this thread for a while now and didn't realize my failure to proof my post. Sorry. Should have read 249.5 to 220.

Now it's 215.
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Old 11-22-05, 12:21 PM   #120
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Old 11-23-05, 05:43 AM   #121
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I hardly ever post unless I can't find the answer on my own, but this topic hits close to home. I've always been a "bigger guy" and finally decided to do something about it. I used to ride about 12 years ago right after I got married, but work, life, etc. got in the way and I stopped. Long story short, I didn't want to end up like my father...heart attack and other major health problems. So I started riding again in July (yes....watching the Tour inspired me). Since then I have lost 18 lbs, blood pressure has dropped to 110/70 and my cholesterol has dropped by 30 points. I feel better than I ever have. I'm 37 yrs old, 5'-9" 230 lbs. One of my goals is to be in better shape than I was ten years ago. I have been riding a 1992 Diamond Back road bike I bought new, but I just finished building a 2005 Trek 1500 and had a blast putting everything together (I have pics, but don't know how to post them). My ultimate goal is to get down to 200 lbs and stay there. I just bought a Cyclops Fluid 2 trainer to help me get through the grey winter here in Ohio.
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The clydesdale category fits my dimensions. I'm 23, 6'1", 215lb and ride a Specialized Crossroads. That bike is pretty cheap but put together well, I regularly hop curbs like I used to with the mountain bikes I had as a kid. When I was in high school i weighed on average 250lb at the same height, it really hurt my biking and eventually I gave it up for driving a car at age 16. In the short term I'm looking to build my endurance and lose ten pounds, in the long term I want to drop down to 180lb and start building muscles from there. Charity or marathon rides are in my future as well.

Good to see there are so many of us big boys and girls on two wheels!

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i'm weighing in at 192 and i'm only 5'8".. i demand clydesdaleship!!! .. i'll have it in a month or so anyway.
From CPclydesdale to all minions... "I DUB THE SIR MERTON CLYDESDALE, LORD OF ALL LARGE RIDERS HE PURVEYS" Welcome to the club and have another donut
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Been lurkin'. Thanks to all that had such a big part in me getting back in the saddle after 20+ yrs. So much info. here to help with the new passion.

I'm 6' plopping in @ 225lbs. currently. Got a feeling that will lean out considerably, until I start lifting again.
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I ride a nice trek ..
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