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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Official over 300 pound Clyde terminology??

    We need more fun threads.


    I see some people calling themselves an "uber-clyde", some call it "mega-clyde", some say "super-clyde". There may be others I forgot (which is why I won't make it a poll).


    Let's once and for all decide what the official syntactic designation is.

    What do you think the term should be for a clyde over 300 pounds?

    I vote for uber-clyde.
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    I am not in that class although I was certainly headed there before I started riding! But, I really like Uber-Clyde too.

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    I don't think you have to be in the category to vote...its just about what we think it should be so we are all on the same page with terminology.
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    I will say that I have received a tremendous amount of motivation from many an Uber-Clyde here who are more advanced, in better shape, and better riders than this newb 'half-uber-clyde'.

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    And what about women over 300? Or should it be women over 250, since "Athena" begins at a rather lean 150....
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
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    Im a few pounds under but I like Uber-Clyde as well...

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    I don't wanna be a nit picker here, but my german heritage can't leave this one alone.
    It is actually ueber, or correctly spelled "über"-clyde

    That was my informative post of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
    Whenever I get passed by a skinny guy, I always think to myself..."Strap 100 pounds to his back and I bet I am the one doing the passing." It may or may not be true but it makes me feel better anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stujoe View Post
    Whenever I get passed by a skinny guy, I always think to myself..."Strap 100 pounds to his back and I bet I am the one doing the passing." It may or may not be true but it makes me feel better anyway!
    its more fun when you are big and you pass skinny people.

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    Someday I may find out how that feels. lol

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    If he's bigger than me, the correct term is "Sir."

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    Not to sound dumb...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    I don't wanna be a nit picker here, but my german heritage can't leave this one alone.
    It is actually ueber, or correctly spelled "über"-clyde

    That was my informative post of the day.

    Thomas
    But... what is the meaning of the word Ueber?... One must assume that it means something similar to Mega, or super...

    I like Mega Clyde myself, but then again I don't know the meaning of the word Ueber...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
    I bet she had a bit of respect too. It's always good when I see "larger" folks out on my rides. I always smile and say hi - they usually seem caught off-guard. They're not home on the couch getting worse - that is all positive. I saw a lady walking her bike a good 3 or 4 miles from the end of the trail this last weekend. She looked disgusted and ready to throw it in the bushes. I smiled and said hi on the way by - when I got to the end I turned around for another lap and met her again - she was riding this time looking very determined. I thought it was pretty cool.

    By the way - if she had done the whole loop that is 18 miles round trip. Respectable distance for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
    You'll be faster uphills after awhile. It's easier for larger people to build large muscle mass lower body because you are pushing weight around. As you build more endurance you'll get faster uphills. Your muscle mass is already bigger than her's (lower body).
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    There could be a "metric uber clyde", too....

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    ack! I didn't mean to hijack the thread! Sorry!

    Yes, ueber means what you think it means It can also mean "over" as in "above."
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Forgive me for not wanting to further divide the group.
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    What about over 400 pounds? Mega-u(e)ber-Clyde?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyW View Post
    ack! I didn't mean to hijack the thread! Sorry!

    Yes, ueber means what you think it means It can also mean "over" as in "above."
    I could go with uber-clyde then I guess... It just doesn't sound as strong as MEGA-CLYDE...

    I'm not one yet, but I'm not far enough from it to be comfortable...

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    600lbs = Super Mega Ueber Clide
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    Regular clyde: Clyde 1.0. Mega: Clyde 1.5. 400+ : Clyde 2.0.

    I'm struggling at about a Clyde 1.1 right now, shooting for 1.05 before the summer's out.

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    Uber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pupsocket View Post
    Regular clyde: Clyde 1.0. Mega: Clyde 1.5. 400+ : Clyde 2.0.

    I'm struggling at about a Clyde 1.1 right now, shooting for 1.05 before the summer's out.
    Now that's someone who's having fun with this thread!



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    I am in this category and I like Mega Clyde. My $0.02.

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