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jimjohnsonse 08-15-08 08:22 PM

Too BIG for Clydesdale?
 
The Black Bear Rampage at the Oocee Water Water Center (near Chattanooga, TN) has a "Burly Bear" class. This is for guys over 240lbs. This is a great opportunity for the real big guys to get a chance to compete.

I need some guys to race my 260lb body against. Even if your not that big, tell your big friends.

dbikingman 08-15-08 09:00 PM

Wish we had something like that locally.

Fastflyingasian 08-15-08 09:39 PM

man i wish i had that around here. i finally hit 238 last week. if there was a weigh in i could always stop for a big mac on the way:cheers:

StephenH 08-15-08 10:03 PM

Wouldn't work for me. You'd have all these hulked out guys riding circles around my flabby self.

txvintage 08-16-08 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by StephenH (Post 7282433)
Wouldn't work for me. You'd have all these hulked out guys riding circles around my flabby self.


Nah, you'd still have me to coast along with.

Great idea, but I think I'm partial to the "Uber-Clyde" name for the class. Burly Bear isn't bad though, since shaving our legs would just be ridiculous, IMHO:eek:

CliftonGK1 08-16-08 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7283246)
Nah, you'd still have me to coast along with.

Great idea, but I think I'm partial to the "Uber-Clyde" name for the class. Burly Bear isn't bad though, since shaving our legs would just be ridiculous, IMHO:eek:

245 pounds, and I shave my legs. My friends started calling me Half-squatch when I started shaving.:lol:

BearSquirrel 08-16-08 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7283246)
Nah, you'd still have me to coast along with.

Great idea, but I think I'm partial to the "Uber-Clyde" name for the class. Burly Bear isn't bad though, since shaving our legs would just be ridiculous, IMHO:eek:

Don't tell Stephen Colbert!!!!

Fastflyingasian 08-16-08 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BearSquirrel (Post 7286297)
Don't tell Stephen Colbert!!!!

what would that be..... 3rd on the threat down

Mazama 08-17-08 03:51 AM

"Burly Bear" is 240lbs? LOL! What do they call the clydes over 300lbs?

seenoweevil 08-17-08 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 7287995)
"Burly Bear" is 240lbs? LOL! What do they call the clydes over 300lbs?

SIR!

seenoweevil 08-17-08 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 (Post 7284172)
My friends started calling me Half-squatch when I started shaving.:lol:

Half-Squatch! Man, that's funny!
Since I've been commuting, the guys at work started calling me "L.A. Armstrong - the lard-***** that ate Lance Armstrong".:notamused:

txvintage 08-17-08 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by seenoweevil (Post 7290568)
Half-Squatch! Man, that's funny!
Since I've been commuting, the guys at work started calling me "L.A. Armstrong - the lard-***** that ate Lance Armstrong".:notamused:


I have a suggestion for that, but it would probably be old news and somewhat redundant.:innocent:

Don't let'em get you down.

Any further comment and the Mod's would have to smite me out of duty and responsibility.

Tom Stormcrowe 08-17-08 08:08 PM

I'd be sorely tempted to let it slide, though......although duty would force my hand. ;)

Just remember, seenoweevil, when they're in the nursing home with blocked arteries, 95 stents and Madge the Nurse wiping their butts, you'll still be active, very likely. ;)

seenoweevil 08-18-08 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7291762)
I have a suggestion for that, but it would probably be old news and somewhat redundant.:innocent:

Don't let'em get you down.

Any further comment and the Mod's would have to smite me out of duty and responsibility.

Life in a factory or large plant = no quarter given or expected! I'd be suspect if they DIDN'T give me grief! Believe me, there's not a single snippet of anything I've answered with that I can print here!:p

seenoweevil 08-18-08 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 7291852)
I'd be sorely tempted to let it slide, though......although duty would force my hand. ;)

Just remember, seenoweevil, when they're in the nursing home with blocked arteries, 95 stents and Madge the Nurse wiping their butts, you'll still be active, very likely. ;)

Oh, I give them hell already! I'm 51 and more active than most of them, and they're generally in their mid-twenties! The best exercise they get is keeping the beer cooler in the kitchen during football season!

txvintage 08-18-08 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by seenoweevil (Post 7294781)
Life in a factory or large plant = no quarter given or expected! I'd be suspect if they DIDN'T give me grief! Believe me, there's not a single snippet of anything I've answered with that I can print here!:p


Ah! More better.

I work in the lab at a chemical plant, on 3rd shift, also 10 yrs in the Navy on Submarines.

While I don't really work with the production guys, per say, we are a tight bunch, and also the smallest of the 3 shifts. We get along fantastically, but there is little that is sacred when it comes to friendly banter.

You're right, it's when they don't give you hard time that you need to be suspicious, lol.

seenoweevil 08-18-08 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7295901)
Ah! More better.

I work in the lab at a chemical plant, on 3rd shift, also 10 yrs in the Navy on Submarines.

While I don't really work with the production guys, per say, we are a tight bunch, and also the smallest of the 3 shifts. We get along fantastically, but there is little that is sacred when it comes to friendly banter.

You're right, it's when they don't give you hard time that you need to be suspicious, lol.

Cool man! I'm working swing 12's at a chemical plant(but in production). We work with the lab guys as well, and NO ONE is safe, not even the sup's! he he! If there's something that bothers you and someone finds out, it will be rubbed in your face to your dying day. Helps to thicken the skin eventually, I guess!
One of my best friends is a retired Squid. He's working contract at King's Bay now. He can make a lot better bucks there than around this area.
Dang, let me try to get back on the thread!
I like the "Clyde" handle for 200 - 299, and the "Uber-Clyde" for 300 and up, and all I need is a jersey so I can wear my Clyde status proudly!

txvintage 08-18-08 03:24 PM

I've seen a couple of adds for blank one color team jerseys. I've thought about trying to get some of my more artistically inclined friends to come up with something.

I've got 46 lbs to go to get to Emeritus status, started at 272, but seem to stuck for right now. When I get a bit beyond that and hold it for awhile, I will definitely have a jersey that just says "Emeritus, One Mile At A Time". Thinking one big Clydesdale hoof on a SPD pedal for a logo.

Until then, the "Slow Moving Freight" orange triangle seems more appropriate, lol.

seenoweevil 08-18-08 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by txvintage (Post 7297011)
Thinking one big Clydesdale hoof on a SPD pedal for a logo.

Until then, the "Slow Moving Freight" orange triangle seems more appropriate, lol.

I LIKE the hoof idea! Believe me, the triangle suits me to a "t" right now! I'm 238, and hungry as a hostage these days, so the weight's not exactly falling off! I've been over 200 since I was 14, so I don't know if I'll ever see emeritus status. Right now, 220's the goal!

txvintage 08-19-08 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by seenoweevil (Post 7299583)
I LIKE the hoof idea! Believe me, the triangle suits me to a "t" right now! I'm 238, and hungry as a hostage these days, so the weight's not exactly falling off! I've been over 200 since I was 14, so I don't know if I'll ever see emeritus status. Right now, 220's the goal!

Hey, right now my goal is 240, then 230, then......well, just ride is really more my goal and continuing to re-educate myself on lifestyle.

I was always 165-180, depending on time of year, until I was about 35 yrs old, then I started turning orthopedic surgery into a hobby. The weight just piled on, and I bought into the idea that I was physically unable to exercises. I hit my 45th b-day and realized I weighed 272, not good with a bad back and bad knees.

I have some trouble staying on the bike with my knees, would have thought it would be my back, but my doc says there is a lot of wear and tear down there and it will take time to build the muscles to support the knee properly, and there is no damage left to be done, save ligaments, lol.. I also have to accept that there will be pain days, but be aware enough to realize when it needs a break. I'm learning to balance bad days and the miles, and it's getting better.

Air 08-19-08 07:28 AM

Hmmm, Burly Bear sounds like a bar I went into and out of quickly once...

txvintage 08-19-08 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Air (Post 7301044)
Hmmm, Burly Bear sounds like a bar I went into and out of quickly once...

:eek:

Neil_B 08-21-08 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Air (Post 7301044)
Hmmm, Burly Bear sounds like a bar I went into and out of quickly once...

I object to "Burley Bear" as a label. I am a Clyde. So there.

txvintage 08-21-08 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by The Historian (Post 7314763)
I object to "Burley Bear" as a label. I am a Clyde. So there.

+1 :thumb:

seenoweevil 08-22-08 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by The Historian (Post 7314763)
I object to "Burley Bear" as a label. I am a Clyde. So there.

(clomps hoof once for "+1")


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