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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 05-10-11, 02:24 PM   #1
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I was a fast Clyde!

Thought I'd share a bit of Clydesdale success...

Just competed in the New Zealand Club National Championships for the first time.

Took on the TT race.

Been training for it for a full year and my goal was to break 40km/hr for the race. But this was something I hadn't done ever in any of the lead up events - so I was getting worried that it would never happen.

But surprise surprise - in the event - I got the bike rolling and was able to stay there.

Finished the 25km event with an average of 41.5km/hr and in 6th place.

Very very happy with that. Especially when I'm was on my road bike with clip on aerobars - and all those ahead (and most behind me) were on sexy looking TT bikes.

Trying to figure how I can afford a custom Zinn TT bike now...

Yee haa!!

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Old 05-10-11, 02:32 PM   #2
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Impressive - that's a very fast speed to maintain over that distance! Congrats!

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Old 05-10-11, 03:05 PM   #3
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Awesome!!! Pics, please!!!!
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Old 05-10-11, 03:10 PM   #4
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Here's a little blurb I wrote for my club...

http://www.kapiticyclingclub.co.nz/i...1000&Itemid=32
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How far back were you? - Nevermind....

So do you think you'll make him (the winner) nervous if you had an actual TT bike?

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And here's a few pics of lead up and a couple at the event. Didn't get one of me on the course unfortunately.

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/14315...ition?h=953aed

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You;'re a big dude. The wheels on your bike look like 650cc TT wheels... LOL!

Nice job!!
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Wow, that is just fantastic.

Get rid of your car ....
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Holy cow!!!! 15.5 miles at 25 MPH. That is impressive!!!!! Great job.

I can only manage about 21 MPH over 3 miles (33.8 KPH over 4.8 km)
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That is wicked awesome - truly fast.
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How far back were you? - Nevermind....

So do you think you'll make him (the winner) nervous if you had an actual TT bike?
Here's the results... http://www.bikenz.org.nz/Resource.aspx?ID=6894

I don't know how much difference the TT bike would make. Hopefully a lot...

Don't think I'll be troubling the winners just yet - but it's a work in progress...
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