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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 12-09-06, 04:18 PM   #1
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Is a clydesdale considered....

...to be a cyclist who is the right weight for his or her height, or a cyclist who is both the right weight for his or her height & over weight regardless of height?

If a clydesdale is a both I am right there with you at 5' 11", 290 pounds. So what do I get for being part of the "club"
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...to be a cyclist who is the right weight for his or her height, or a cyclist who is both the right weight for his or her height & over weight regardless of height?

If a clydesdale is a both I am right there with you at 5' 11", 290 pounds. So what do I get for being part of the "club"
Over 200, regardless of height is a Clyde

What do you get?

Why the honor if associating with the Classiest riders ever to grace a bike!

Welcome to the Clydesdales, N_C

By the way, we don't eat our young like some of the subforums!
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Old 12-09-06, 05:10 PM   #3
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I am 6'4" and 199 this morning (down from a starting weight of 268).

It was nice knowing you guys
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I am 6'4" and 199 this morning (down from a starting weight of 268).

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Oh ho! Congrats, Mr Munky, aka a Clyde Emeritus!
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The last time I was under two c notes I was a rail thin teen. I'll be happy when I get down to 225 again.
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N_C, be clyde.......... be proud!!! JB
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The separation has more to do with racing then anything, as a larger rider can put some undue force on a smaller rider. A 145# espoirs does not want to get into a shoulder rubbing contest with a 270# clydsdale at speed. Since you ride a 'bent, rubbing shoulders is moot.
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At present, Im 205, and will prolly get to about 185 by springtime. But at 185, I'm only 2 weeks, a case of beer, and a dozen tainted doughnuts from 200 so I will always be a Clyde regardless of weight. After all, they call me Da-HOSS!
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I am 6'4" and 199 this morning (down from a starting weight of 268).

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Beat it, Beanpole!

j/k. Congratulations. I shall never see the left side of 200 pounds, what is it like over there?
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...to be a cyclist who is the right weight for his or her height, or a cyclist who is both the right weight for his or her height & over weight regardless of height?

If a clydesdale is a both I am right there with you at 5' 11", 290 pounds. So what do I get for being part of the "club"
Welcome!

As part of 'The Club', you might just get a Clyde jersey. I think someone here is designing one.
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The separation has more to do with racing then anything, as a larger rider can put some undue force on a smaller rider. A 145# espoirs does not want to get into a shoulder rubbing contest with a 270# clydsdale at speed. Since you ride a 'bent, rubbing shoulders is moot.
Maybe I can't rub shoulders since I am on a bent too, but It sure makes shoving a stick in your spokes alot easier
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