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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 07-07-07, 02:10 PM   #1
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wtf is a clydesdale?

what is a Clydesdale? mega clyde? are you automatically put in this category if you wiegh over 200lb? 200 lb of muscle? or 200 lb fatso?
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Over 6' and/or over 200 pounds. Automatic and it comes from triathlon sports originally.

Here's the breakdown, per at least forum custom:
  • Clydesdale: Over 200, male
  • Uberclyde: 300+
  • Athena: Female, 150+
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exas, there is to be NO asking whether or not being a clyde or uberclyde will affect one's male reproductive organs, all right?



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Thank you, good sir, for sparing me the urge to go there.
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200 lb of muscle? or 200 lb fatso?
I don't think the bike cares.
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what weighs more

a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers
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a fatty-boom-batty that tests the integrity of their poor bikes frame with each marshmallowy pedal stroke
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And they are the nicest, most humble down-to-earth people you ever pass
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Yea, but I've been known to pass a skinny minny up hill on occasion. Best feeling ever, at least the first time up the hill.
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I give the big boys props whenever I see them out there. My frequent riding buddy hsa shaved 27lbs off 270 in the past month. Keep it up I say, to all large cyclists
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At 6'3" and 210 pounds I'm a clydesdale. My concern is buying equipment that can handle the weight and torque that I put on it.

Clydesdale does not automatically equal out of shape - watch some of the Clydesdale triathletes kick ass. It does mean you are a bigger person that places more stress on their equipment...
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Ultra meg clyde? Shhhh He is LEGEND!
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I didn't want to bring that up, but since you pointed it out .

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