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    Senior Member rawly old's Avatar
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    I'm not a Clydesdale, I'm a rhinoceros, but for some reason the
    neighborhood kids call me Bigfoot. I think that's unkind just cuz
    I wear size 14s, am 3 foot shoulder to shoulder, and hate to be
    messed with.
    It's all about that cursed tooth I found on the beach.
    Ever since I've had this strange craving for lichens and new spruce
    needles. I mean growing 2 inches past age 50 is plain unnatural.
    That's not to mention the unsolicited advances from female sasquatch
    while hiking in the the deep forest. It's plum embarrassing what with
    me being a married man.
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    I'm a proud Clydesdale. At 210 I'm the same weight I was in college. Too bad cheap rear bicycle hubs and spokes don't seem to like me much.
    http://picoscycling.blogspot.ca/ An online touring magazine

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    I'm around 390 lbs, 6'9", and only 23 years old. I'm not nearly in as bad a shape as I should be at this weight but I haven't seen under 300 in 8 years and I've gone the past 15 being referred to as ******. But I scored a fuji gran tourer for free the other day and it feels good for a fit I don't have an extremely long inseam so I guess that helps. God willing as long as I take it easy and don't go flying off the curbs it should hold out until I can buy some way stronger rims.

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    New guy here 6'6" 240lbs. A little back ground about six years ago I went to the doctor and stepped on the scale. I was surprised to see 265 staring me in the face. I started working out and got down around 210 (even dropped under 200 for a BJJ competition). Fast forward to today I'm back up around 240 and really out of shape. This is partly because I moved away from my active friends who would get me out the door doing stuff. My goal is to consistently use my bike for a majority of commuting, build the capacity to ride 50 miles continuous, and lose at least 20 lbs by December.

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    I'll be officially joining this group by next spring as I'm currently on bedrest following a broken femur. I'm 6'1" and usually at ~185. Do I get a temp pass here even though I've been bending frames and wheels, snapping handlebars and trashing bearings with ease at *only 185?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattoftheRocks View Post
    I'll be officially joining this group by next spring as I'm currently on bedrest following a broken femur. I'm 6'1" and usually at ~185. Do I get a temp pass here even though I've been bending frames and wheels, snapping handlebars and trashing bearings with ease at *only 185?
    If you are bending frames at 185# I can only imagine how you broke your femur.
    Good luck healing.
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    I'm 5'9" @ 216lbs (down from 269) and haven't had a problem with bearings or spokes.
    Mavic 28/24 wheels on the Allez, Fulcrum 24/20s on the Roubaix (full Alex 32s on the Sirrus). Riding with quality stuff to begin with (mostly original Specialized/Shimano equipment). Is it just because of good components there have been no major issues or am I just lucky?



    2014: 3,629 Miles/292 hrs Weekly Avg: 108

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephjhaney View Post
    Just to add some perspective. People come to cycling for all kinds of reasons, I was a pretty serious gym rat before finding cycling, I hated cardio, but I was a weightlifter, and loved the challenge of upping that weight every two to four weeks. I got to a 360 1 rep max at one point, and at my strongest I was repping starting at 315 and going up to 335 then back down. I mention this because my body is a body type that puts on muscle quickly, and when it came to strength I was rapidly hitting the top end of my ability. Perhaps in a stroke of good fortune, I had a knee injury, and to rehab that I took up biking. I LOVE it. I've been on the bike since 2006, and I live in PA. I have racked up over 13000 miles since starting, I ride to work every day, I am as fit as I've ever been.

    Where is all this going? Well, I weigh in at 263 right now. I have gotten as low as 229, and I am planning to get back down as I want to compete this year in several tri's (did my first Duathlon last year and loved it). Having a metabolism that puts on muscle easily also means I can put on fat easily as well. When I first got on a bike I was 290, and my resting heart rate was over 100, now even being back up to 263, my resting heart rate is in the 50's.

    I bike because I love it. I bike because it makes me feel good. I bike because I'm an addict. And I'm a Clyde largely due to genetics, and I have a sweet tooth that conspires to undo me as well, but it doesn't make me less competitive, no less than when I was under 360lbs pressing it to the sky for no reason other than just beating that weight.

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    At 6-5", I cannot avoid the Clydesdale moniker. I've never seen a Clydesdale horse who is fat, and I am not fat either. It is a rare person who would ever see me and call me fat. I don't think I've ever heard that word used to describe me in all my 30 + years of standing 6-5".

    So if it is 6'0" OR 200 lbs, I am a Clydesdale. But I ain't fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallTravel View Post
    At 6-5", I cannot avoid the Clydesdale moniker. I've never seen a Clydesdale horse who is fat, and I am not fat either. It is a rare person who would ever see me and call me fat. I don't think I've ever heard that word used to describe me in all my 30 + years of standing 6-5".

    So if it is 6'0" OR 200 lbs, I am a Clydesdale. But I ain't fat!
    No, you're a workhorse.

    Clydesdale horses aren't fat, just BIG.

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    I take that nomenclature with love. I've always been a big guy.

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