Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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From Sasquatch to Half-squatch (or maybe not)
Could I actually be on my way to Emeritus status? There's a distinct possibility that I am, but I will let the how I feel physically do the final deciding.
Originally when I started the year at 265-ish, I set a weight goal of 205-ish for myself. I did not work much in the way of number crunching to determine if 205 was a reasonable goal... it was just a number I pulled based off things I've read about Magnus Backstedt (who at 6'4" is a dense 210 pounds.)
In following my statistics, my weight currently holds around 210 - 213 and my bodyfat % has been checking in (impedence measurement) at 15 - 15.5%
For racing season, I've been looking to drop closer to 10%, which would put me at 198 pounds (to retain the same lean mass I'm currently carrying, and I don't plan on losing any of that.)
I don't know that I want to lose the Clydesdale status. I like being the Sasquatch on my team, and I might even ammend my goal just to keep the ability to race in the Clyde category in the upcoming PDX Cross Crusade series. I've been in the 240-ish or bigger range since my late collegiate years even though I was always active with cycling, skating, snowboarding, or something all year round... So I got used to being "hey, big man".
Does anyone else have a fond attachment to their Clydesdale status, or am I just being a dork?
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.