Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-24-11, 09:18 PM   #1
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
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
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Clydes FTW! (Literally)

Last Thursday I raced for the first time in 18 years at the Raleigh Midsummer Night's CX race in Roslyn, WA. Since the last bike racing I did was 18 years ago, and I warmed up with a swim and cooled down with a run, I plopped myself into the Beginner's race. It turns out that I'm not as slow as I thought, and I was in solid running for second place after a half lap was down... and about a half lap left the first place rider got a flat tire and I managed to catch and pass him when he ran his tire full flat and had to start running.
The "official" team write-up is here on the Soft Like Kitten website.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 12:53 AM   #2
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Last Thursday I raced for the first time in 18 years at the Raleigh Midsummer Night's CX race in Roslyn, WA. Since the last bike racing I did was 18 years ago, and I warmed up with a swim and cooled down with a run, I plopped myself into the Beginner's race. It turns out that I'm not as slow as I thought, and I was in solid running for second place after a half lap was down... and about a half lap left the first place rider got a flat tire and I managed to catch and pass him when he ran his tire full flat and had to start running.
The "official" team write-up is here on the Soft Like Kitten website.
Bravo!

  Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 02:26 AM   #3
Street Pedaler
Senior Member
 
Street Pedaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NW Louisiana
Bikes: 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 (RIP), 2013 Trek Domane 5.9
Posts: 732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
That's awesome. Congrats!
Street Pedaler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 03:14 AM   #4
kenoshi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fremont, CA
Bikes: Trek 1200
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome, grats
kenoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 03:43 AM   #5
CraigB
Starting over
 
CraigB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
Posts: 4,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woo hoo! Congratulations!
CraigB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 05:19 AM   #6
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
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
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some video clips and pix of the rest of my teammates tearing it up.

__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 06:01 AM   #7
JonnyHK 
Senior Member
 
JonnyHK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Bikes: Baum Romano, Colossi xCr, Homemade Bamboo!
Posts: 2,233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I'm just loving the team name.

Please do tell the story...
JonnyHK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 08:04 AM   #8
steve85
Senior Member
 
steve85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Bikes: 04' Trek 7200 Multitrack
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome job! Your team name is awesome too.
steve85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 08:13 AM   #9
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
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
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
I'm just loving the team name.

Please do tell the story...
From what I've heard, last year after one of the Cross Club races a bunch of people were having a few beers and decided to form an actual team. The idea was to come up with the least menacing team name possible because there's always going to be a "Team Death Star" or "Team Demon Speed" with black and red kit or black and neon green trying to look as mean as possible.
Who's going to feel threatened by "Soft Like Kitten" in a pink kit?

Plus it's the ultimate win-win kit: If you pass someone, they got beat by someone in the pink kitten kit. If you get passed, so what? They beat a guy in a pink kitten kit. Big deal.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 08:58 AM   #10
jethro56 
Watching and waiting.
 
jethro56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mattoon,Ill
Bikes: Trek 7300 Trek Madone 4.5 Surly Cross Check
Posts: 2,018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Fantastic! Do you have to do so many beginner races?
jethro56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 09:15 AM   #11
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,708
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
I warmed up with a swim and cooled down with a run
You're a triathlete?

Congratulations, by the way!
Seattle Forrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 09:35 AM   #12
IAmCosmo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Roanoke, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been wanting to get into cross racing for a long time. Having a hard time convincing my wife that I need another bike though...
IAmCosmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 10:20 AM   #13
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
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
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
You're a triathlete?

Congratulations, by the way!
I used to do tri's. Not any more. The only running I do is the barriers and run-ups in CX.

Thank you! We'll see how I do next time against the Cat-4s.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 10:30 AM   #14
Seattle Forrest
Senior Member
 
Seattle Forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,708
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Yesterday, I biked up to Magnusson Park, swam for a while, then paddled my kayak from my old apartment to my new one. Does that make me a trialist?
Seattle Forrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 10:42 AM   #15
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
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
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
Fantastic! Do you have to do so many beginner races?
Nope. I just did the one because it was so many years since any racing at all. I could have plunked myself in the Cat-3 if I wanted to get blown off the course after 3 laps.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 09:02 PM   #16
GeoBigJon 
Cactus Hobbit
 
GeoBigJon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sonora, Texas
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc, Specialized Roubaix Expert
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome, Congrats!
GeoBigJon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-11, 10:00 PM   #17
cyclokitty 
Not safe for work
 
cyclokitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bikes: KHS Town and Country 100 & Jamis Durango Femme 1.0
Posts: 2,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on the win!! The team kit is fantastic. Excellent!!
__________________

cyclokitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.