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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 05-17-09, 06:01 PM   #1
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O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

70 as of November, 2009.

And you?

The oldest person who qualifies as a Clyde should get a prize!! (A big piece of blueberry pie with ice cream)!
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I think the closest is 10 wheels, dnvr.

By the way, your chances are good.
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By the way, your chances are good.
I'm starting to taste that pie now.

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And who is the youngest Clyde?

A delicious cup of blueberries for that person.
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Me. Oh wait, you wrote "youngest", not "most immature."
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And who is the youngest Clyde?

A delicious cup of blueberries for that person.

You happen to be more than 3x's my age, but I doubt I'm the youngest.
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Not me I am only a youngun 54 in April .
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Well, He's not a Clyde... but my son just turned 7

The other one is 15 months and eyeballing his brothers bike already!
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30 here, but I think Bau has me beat... he's in his mid 20's...

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Darn - middle age - no prize for that!
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67 here. I ride Miles
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O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

70 as of November, 2009.

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The oldest person who qualifies as a Clyde should get a prize!! (A big piece of blueberry pie with ice cream)!
You should get the Whole pie as you Ride a Yellow Bike.
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Only 51 here, not even close. As for the youngest, I think FortressMaximus has that honor.
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Only 51 here, not even close. As for the youngest, I think FortressMaximus has that honor.
He's 15 and 7 feet tall. What do you feed a 7 foot tall 15 year old? Anything he wants!
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I didn't even realize that someone could be fit and over 200 lbs at age 70. You go Denver!

BTW: you guys are making my 46 seem young. Good to know that I have almost 30 years of biking left in me.
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46, going on about 12 here.
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I didn't even realize that someone could be fit and over 200 lbs at age 70. You go Denver!

BTW: you guys are making my 46 seem young. Good to know that I have almost 30 years of biking left in me.
My goal is a really balanced fitness program

Here is my "summer" schedule:

SUMMER EXERCISE SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES:
WEST POINT – 2 x’s per week
CALISTHENICS - 2 x’s per week
SWIMMING – 4 times per week
BICYCLING - 4 times per week
STRETCHING - daily
WALKING - as appropriate

Monday –
BICYCLING AND/OR SWIMMING
CALISTHENICS - GYM

Tuesday –
SWIMMING
WEST POINT
BICYCLING


Wednesday –
SWIMMING
BICYCLING

Thursday –
CALISTHENICS AT GYM
SINGING

Friday –
SWIMMING
BICYCLING

Saturday –
WEST POINT AT HOME
WHATEVER NORA WANTS

Sunday –
WHATEVER NORA WANTS
CHURCH
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Here are the various exercises in West Point and calisthenics. Right now I am working on muscle endurance

WEST POINT 3 times through each day

Bench Press 85
Lat Pull 8 plates (nose only)
ABS (leg lifts on bench, holding on with hands)
Squat 50 lbs
Tri Push – 8 plates
Back Extension
Military Press Bar
Curl Bar
Calf Raise – 2 45lb plates

Calisthenics - 3 times through
Pull Ups
Reverse Push Up
Push ups – Bosu Medicine – Right, Left, Middle
Hulk – 8/6/4 – 3 plates
Lunges 45/Toe/Straight
Dips - 20
Plyometrics – 4 point jump 10x4 = 40

And, one day every two weeks, I lift "heavy' just to keep the strength side (i.e., bench press at 185 lbs)

This morning

off to the gym at 5:30 to swim for 45 minutes and stretch

3 x's "WEST POINT"

back home to lead a 20 mile bicycle ride at 9:00 am.

Most of my "clyde weight" is muscle.

And you have a lot more than 30 years of bicycling left!!

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My goal is a really balanced fitness program

Here is my "summer" schedule:

SUMMER EXERCISE SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES:
WEST POINT – 2 x’s per week
CALISTHENICS - 2 x’s per week
SWIMMING – 4 times per week
BICYCLING - 4 times per week
STRETCHING - daily
WALKING - as appropriate

Monday –
BICYCLING AND/OR SWIMMING
CALISTHENICS - GYM

Tuesday –
SWIMMING
WEST POINT
BICYCLING


Wednesday –
SWIMMING
BICYCLING

Thursday –
CALISTHENICS AT GYM
SINGING

Friday –
SWIMMING
BICYCLING

Saturday –
WEST POINT AT HOME
WHATEVER NORA WANTS

Sunday –
WHATEVER NORA WANTS
CHURCH
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Here are the various exercises in West Point and calisthenics. Right now I am working on muscle endurance

WEST POINT 3 times through each day

Bench Press 85
Lat Pull 8 plates (nose only)
ABS (leg lifts on bench, holding on with hands)
Squat 50 lbs
Tri Push – 8 plates
Back Extension
Military Press Bar
Curl Bar
Calf Raise – 2 45lb plates

Calisthenics - 3 times through
Pull Ups
Reverse Push Up
Push ups – Bosu Medicine – Right, Left, Middle
Hulk – 8/6/4 – 3 plates
Lunges 45/Toe/Straight
Dips - 20
Plyometrics – 4 point jump 10x4 = 40

And, one day every two weeks, I lift "heavy' just to keep the strength side (i.e., bench press at 185 lbs)

This morning

off to the gym at 5:30 to swim for 45 minutes and stretch

3 x's "WEST POINT"

back home to lead a 20 mile bicycle ride at 9:00 am.

Most of my "clyde weight" is muscle.

And you have a lot more than 30 years of bicycling left!!
Wow! Now, that's a workout routine.

Since I can not ride my bicycle for about 10 more weeks due to a broken leg, I will need to develop my own cross training program within the next month or so (I get off the crutches in exactly 2 weeks). Right now, I get a pretty good workout just hobbling from point "A" to point "B".

Once cleared by the Dr., I expect that just walking prperly again will be a primary focus. However, I plan to mix in several other activities as well such as the stretching, calisthetics and yoga. Beyond that, most of my attention will be spent on "weight bearing" types of exercise like hiking with a backpack and some general lifit and load operations (I live on a farm).

My dad is 67, He has knocked off two CC's in the past 3 years and blows away pace lines just for kicks down in Florida all winter before emabarrassing men half his age in Wisconsin all summer. So, up until the day I had my accident and broke my leg, I thought I was bullet-proof and could easily expect to ride my bike until age 85. Now, I am not so sure. Reality has hit. Nobody is bullet-proof.

I have now learned to enjoy every moment because it really could be my last.

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WOW - sorry about the broken leg. How?

To me, cross training - lots of variety, is the best way to keep your body in shape.

I just got back from the gym

Swimming 40 minutes
"West Point" one hour

Now I am going to lead a bike ride for "seniors" from our church - likely 10-20 miles
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Wow! Now, that's a workout routine.

Since I can not ride my bicycle for about 10 more weeks due to a broken leg, I will need to develop my own cross training program within the next month or so (I get off the crutches in exactly 2 weeks). Right now, I get a pretty good workout just hobbling from point "A" to point "B".

Once cleared by the Dr., I expect that just walking prperly again will be a primary focus. However, I plan to mix in several other activities as well such as the stretching, calisthetics and yoga. Beyond that, most of my attention will be spent on "weight bearing" types of exercise like hiking with a backpack and some general lifit and load operations (I live on a farm).

My dad is 67, He has knocked off two CC's in the past 3 years and blows away pace lines just for kicks down in Florida all winter before emabarrassing men half his age in Wisconsin all summer. So, up until the day I had my accident and broke my leg, I thought I was bullet-proof and could easily expect to ride my bike until age 85. Now, I am not so sure. Reality has hit. Nobody is bullet-proof.

I have now learned to enjoy every moment because it really could be my last.
No reason you can't have it working well enough to ride for many years yet, just do what your physiotherapist tells you to do, no matter how stupid it seems. I believe in the US you call them physical therapists, you need one that deals with sports medicine injuries, they need to know your a cyclist and itching to get back to cycling again. Ask your therapist if there is anything you want them to tell/ask the surgeon, you will end up ferrying notes back and forth. This is good, because it means your surgeon and therapist are working together. Also be thankful that you are a cyclist, it means that your legs are n better condition then most people, and that really helps the recovery process.
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The injury has actually helped me to gain focus. That this could happen to me while out on a leisurely ride drove home more than just a few valuable points.

Back in November, while night riding, I was nearly gored by a big buck Whitetail deer that was busy chasing after a doe. Extreme attention to detail on my part, predicting that one running deer would most likely be followed by another, is the only thing that kept me from getting inbetween the two. At the time, I didn't really think it was that big of a deal, shrugged it off.

FF to when I broke my leg: I was not being attentive. I was daydreaming, rolled over some funny-angle RR tracks, and then had the bike yanked out from under me, breaking off the top of my femur. Inattention has consequences, sometimes big ones.

On getting fit: I've already used this opportunity to strengthen my core, refocus my diet and let crutches help build muscle in my upper body. I relish the opportunity to rebuild my leg. It might even be the sort of challenge that a guy approaching 50 needs to overcome before preparing for a even bigger things. Who knows?
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The injury has actually helped me to gain focus. That this could happen to me while out on a leisurely ride drove home more than just a few valuable points.

Back in November, while night riding, I was nearly gored by a big buck Whitetail deer that was busy chasing after a doe. Extreme attention to detail on my part, predicting that one running deer would most likely be followed by another, is the only thing that kept me from getting inbetween the two. At the time, I didn't really think it was that big of a deal, shrugged it off.

FF to when I broke my leg: I was not being attentive. I was daydreaming, rolled over some funny-angle RR tracks, and then had the bike yanked out from under me, breaking off the top of my femur. Inattention has consequences, sometimes big ones.

On getting fit: I've already used this opportunity to strengthen my core, refocus my diet and let crutches help build muscle in my upper body. I relish the opportunity to rebuild my leg. It might even be the sort of challenge that a guy approaching 50 needs to overcome before preparing for a even bigger things. Who knows?
I've come to the conclusion:

When your less then 30, you bounce,
when your 30-40 you bounce............back,
past 40, you break.
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