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    Does anyone have list of Clydesdale Biking races across the country

    I am in Los Angeles and racing Crits and Road Races. Doing OK against the younger and skinnier guys but want to find Clydesdale races.

    Do any of you have a link to a site that would show Clydesdale cycling Races? I would travel if necessary.

    West Coast preferred but when i was running, I would fly across the country for a Clydesdale running race.

    Thanks for your help.

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    No clue but since I'm in LA - post your findings please!

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    The only Clydesdale races I've ever seen or heard of is the Clyde division some triathlons have. I've never seen a stand-alone bike race for Clydes or even a division in one. Good luck.
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    I don't think I've ever heard/seen a race promoted as a clyde race, just categories. I've not done it, but there's the Bulldog race on Pendleton, it's got no USAC points. I did do one: Small town, north-central Pennsylvania, 1995-ish. I got 2nd and $25 in the clyde cat. As CraigB said, it seems to be bigger in Tri's.

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    Subscribing to see if anyone has much to add.

    I think would be great to see the Clyde category added to more age group races. It would probably be tough to do it in any form of USAC sanctioned event, but, all the Gran Fondo/Sportives would be prime candidates.

    I would love to see a clyde category added to some of the events here in NZ. But, first we need to get the promoters to standardize their age groupings so we can compare results against a similiar field from event to event.

    My offer remains open: If at any time we get enough clydes interested, I'll happily organize a Clydesdale Intergalactic Championships here in New Zealand. To make it worth the airfare for you N.A.'ers it would probably have to be a stage race series or 'Tour' of Aotearoa.
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    Bump. Come on folks, there have got to be a few decent if not iconic races that include a Clyde category. Surely?
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    Never heard of one, not in Ontario anyway.
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    I may be wrong, but I don't think you'll find one. As it says in the banner for our little sub-forum, "Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light?"

    Edit: I see in doing a little googling that some mountain bike races have a clyde division, though whether it's full-on mtb racing or just downhills I don't know. You might look to the Eastern Fat Tire Association for more info, not because they're in your area (they're not), but just as a source. They came up when I googled. Can't find anything about any road racing, though. That seems to be segregated only by age and/or performance.
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    In our winter track racing in Sydney Aus, we have the fatman wheelrace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5whHLA9_g

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    Other than that, I don't see why there should be clydesdale road races as such. It is my experience as a road and track racer that I can definitely get in there and mix it up with the lighter folk. I struggle on the hillier races, but I get my time when the courses get flatter. I also love it when the wind begins to blow, those are when I get my best results on the road. There would be big differences in abilities amongst the clyde class and the numbers of clydes that actually race would be low.

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    you need to race cross or MTBs to see a clydesdale cat in socal. Pending what part of LA your in, check out the over the hump series in Irvine. Its FAST loops, almost like a dirt crit. Paceline and blocking DOES happened.

    http://overthehumpseries.com/

    also the rest of the socal MTB schedule. Also look at Racers n Chaser is you want to drive to San Diego for some nice sized events.

    http://socalcycling.com/mountain-bike-cyclo-cross/

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    Eastern US stuff here (West Virginia)... The first link is a hybrid "Cross, MTB, and Road Race combo" The second is a pure "Road Race" with a tough hilltop finish..

    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17713

    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18487

    http://www.abraracing.com/Schedule.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Subscribing to see if anyone has much to add.
    My offer remains open: If at any time we get enough clydes interested, I'll happily organize a Clydesdale Intergalactic Championships here in New Zealand. To make it worth the airfare for you N.A.'ers it would probably have to be a stage race series or 'Tour' of Aotearoa.
    That would be so cool, just try to limit the LOTR references expect for a climb up Tongariro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggestMac View Post
    That would be so cool, just try to limit the LOTR references expect for a climb up Tongariro.
    What would a Tour de' Aotearoa be without a ride up the only HC climb in the whole country. The real Mt. Doom:
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    Any races for clydes over 60 with coronary artery disease, blown rotator cuffs and bad knees??? THAT's the race I want in on.... lol. 20 years ago I was told I'd be in a walker by 60 so I'm glad to be riding but yeah....it's frustrating to compete when there's no chance of winning...so I just turn it into a fun time and roll my eyes when the young 40 somethings pass me . I did have a young kid pass me on a race going uphill and she said, "Good for you, old man!". I laughed.

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