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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 12-01-08, 03:08 AM   #1
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Advantages of a Clyde

Ok we can't climb as good but man we can go down a hill fast...lol The club I ride with loves having me around at 6'1" 225lbs I make a great wind tunnel behind me. Others say it looks funny seeing this big guy dragging a line of riders into a headwind at 25km/h there I am grimacing in exertion and all the skinny ones having fun, then I kick it up a notch to make them suffer ha! The club likes having me there for other purposes hardley get any flack at all when I'm around and if they do I just roll up and talk to the idiot myself. Funny when they all expect cyclists to be this scrawny 125lbs guy. Saying all that it would be nice to get up those hills quicker so I'm set on losing 30lbs by summer hope I don't miss all that downhill speed....lol Still at 195-200 I believe I'll still be called a clyde, that's ok the legs can still take me places.
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Old 12-01-08, 10:00 AM   #2
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I'm not fat. I'm well insulated.

I don't start reaching for the wool base layers and winter kit until it hits 45 degrees.
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Old 12-01-08, 01:47 PM   #3
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Steep grades are ok, more weight to throw on the pedals. Those false flats are a killer though.
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Old 12-01-08, 02:57 PM   #4
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I dunno! I'm a clyde and I refuse to believe I can't climb!
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I love climbing. Thats all I get to do, since I live in the Mountains. Plus I get to go down hill after Im done
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Hey there are skinny ones and big ones

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I subscribe to the theory that all us anglo's are the end result of some major plagues and famins,and major starvations on both sides of the water, and all the skinny ones died first and that weighted (NO pun intended)the gene pool on us survivors, I am Clyde cause of my gene pool I aint fat I am ready for the next big famin,. Its my story and I am stiking to it...
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Old 12-01-08, 03:22 PM   #7
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Oh I can climb usally one of the first ones up but there's always a few little guys who breeze buy like nothing...little twerps! A buddy gave me some advice this year about climbing. He says I guy as strong as you should just get up front and hammer when you know that hills coming wear out the climbers and make them catch you. Worked like a charm!
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I dunno! I'm a clyde and I refuse to believe I can't climb!
Well...yeah!
But you DO have to avoid those shiny green meteorite fragments.

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Old 12-01-08, 03:57 PM   #9
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I'm 5'11", 210 lbs, and I climb quite well, thankyouverymuch... And I go downhill quite fast, as well!

Seriously, not all cyclists are the scrawny guys with quads of steel, as I'm sure you are well aware of.
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I don't have a six pack I have the whole keg.
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Old 12-01-08, 08:31 PM   #12
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Well, the pet name the girl gives me is the "Possum" (as in the cute Aussie marsupial).

Being big and fluffy means I can keep the girl warm on winters nights! I bet most of the TdF guys can't do that!
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[QUOTE]I'm not fat. I'm well insulated./QUOTE]
Love it!

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