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Old 05-21-09, 10:04 AM   #1
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The "Average Clyde" thread

I am not an ultra-clyde.
I am not an old clyde.
I am not an athena.
I am not a tall Clyde (6' 1 - 6' 2")
I am not a fast clyde.

So I started a thread for those of us NOT in the other groups that have their own threads now
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Old 05-21-09, 10:08 AM   #2
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Awesome! I was feeling really left out. 6'0" and 241lbs (down from 318) checking in here. Hehe, so far this is also the "Average Clyde in Columbus, OH Thread"
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Old 05-21-09, 10:42 AM   #3
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Awesome! I was feeling really left out. 6'0" and 241lbs (down from 318) checking in here. Hehe, so far this is also the "Average Clyde in Columbus, OH Thread"
LOL. Yeah, but if we wind up being geographically restrictive, there will be WAY too many threads like this one!
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Old 05-21-09, 10:52 AM   #4
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The Middle RULES!

5'10" (255) 51yrs old........If I was not disarmingly charming, I would be in trouble.
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Old 05-21-09, 12:23 PM   #5
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Average clyde here! 46 YO/6'1/229 lbs this morning. Weight hasn't been this low in over 5 years.

Looks like jboyd and I will have to start our own "Charming Clyde" thread too!


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Old 05-21-09, 12:36 PM   #6
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Now that I think of it. I am over 300 lbs, does that make me an ultra clyde?
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Old 05-21-09, 01:09 PM   #7
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at 6'2" I don't think I'm considered tall, at least not in this group.

I had a weird sensation this morning...biked out with the sun at my back. turned around, into the sun and put on sunglasses....suddenly felt like I was 3 feet higher off the ground. It occured to me "This is what someone riding a 70 cm frame must feel like". so for a few minutes I was a "tall" clyde.
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Old 05-21-09, 01:11 PM   #8
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5'11" and 230, so I guess I can hang out here...
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6', 270#, 41 years old. I'll check in too. I think I might qualify for the charming clyde thread with jboyd and beanz as well. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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As an Athena, I'm feeling left out of your "average Clyde" notion.
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6' 1", somewhere under 220 lbs. and 49 years old so I guess I qualify.
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5'10" 233lbs

Guess this is my category too. Although I'm on the left coast
(and that's NORTHERN left coast... we actually have high heat here)
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Now that I think of it. I am over 300 lbs, does that make me an ultra clyde?
I'm not sure. What's the difference between an Ultra-Clyde and an Uber-Clyde?

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at 6'2" I don't think I'm considered tall, at least not in this group.
Sorry, but, no. I'm just squeeking into the "tall" thread at 6'5". Who would have thought you would need to be that tall to qualify for 2%?
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Can I hang out here? Or is this only for Americans?

Height : 179cm (5'10")
Weight: 100kg (220lbs )
Age: 47 (okay I turn 48 next month)

I'm not fast either, ~20km/h (12MPH)
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5'9" floating around 190-200.
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What is fast? Is a 16mph avg over a false flat 20 miles (work to beach (close enough, the female outfits got skimpier and skimpier, which in SoCal is a sign of how close to the beach you are....not that I noticed....much) to home)?

[rant]What if you can drop a poser and pull away at 40 kph because well, you can and he pi$$ed you off after passing you and then slowing down to his pace which is annoyingly slower than your own? Oh, don't get me started on the fact he rode down the middle of the MUP.....what a putz....[/rant]

5ft 8ish (scoliosis.....so the inches varies....) and 270ish and 28 - do I qualify?

I also move to allow Athenas (any Athenas) in the avg Clyde thread.... They have a calming effect on me
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"Average Clyde in Columbus, OH Thread"
Add one more to the list.

6'3"
242.4 lbs.
15-16 MPH (usually)
28 years old


As an aside... Mr Beanz, you're looking great. Keep up the good work!

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I'm not sure. What's the difference between an Ultra-Clyde and an Uber-Clyde?
From what I have gathered, and I could be talking out my ***** here, an Ultra-Clyde is >300# and an Uber-Clyde is >400#.

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Maybe we should get a Columbus Clyde Ride going? It kind of has a ring to it...

Im 6'2" 235 (down from 285 in January) and I just got into cycling.
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Old 05-21-09, 11:01 PM   #22
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Maybe we should get a Columbus Clyde Ride going? It kind of has a ring to it...
I know a couple good trails.

Hard Road & 315 --> Downtown and back. ~20 miles
Johnstown --> Newark and back. ~30 miles

I used to ride them both pretty often, but I'll need to get back into bike riding shape before I attempt either of them this year. Give me a month or so.

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I have been doing a lot of riding on the Olentangy Trail lately. Good times.
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Old 05-22-09, 12:07 AM   #24
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Yep, that's the one.

The Johnstown trail is a little more scenic, but it's a bit out of the way for some folks. Fortunately for me, I live about the same distance from both (Westerville).

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From what I have gathered, and I could be talking out my ***** here, an Ultra-Clyde is >300# and an Uber-Clyde is >400#.
I thought Uber-Clyde is a description of male riders over 300 pounds.
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