Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
Bikes: 2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
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Training for clydes is no different than training for anyone else. Good endurance base, followed by the ability to handle accelerations. Make sure you know how to maintain your momentum and corner correctly, because these accelerations whether on flat or hill, is what gets us moreso than skinnies.
For us clydes, losing weight has a greater benefit than non-clydes. Try losing just 10-lbs. and see what you can do. Have a specific route or hill or section that you ride once a week or twice a month or something so you can judge your progress. When I lost 10-lbs. last January, I was suddenly flying up the local hammerfest hill (0.2 miles, 6%) with the climbing leaders.