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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 08-21-13, 10:06 AM   #1
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Longest ride and highest average?

Just a little fun...how long have you been riding seriously, and what's your longest ride with what average?

I've been at it 9 years. Last 5:

62 miles, 13.2 mph
75 miles, 14
103 miles, 14.2
112 miles, 15
131 miles, 16.2 (Sunday!)

and last October, 62 miles, 14.2...fixed!

Oh, and over that time, there's 50-60 pounds less of me.
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Old 08-21-13, 10:54 AM   #2
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My longest ride was 3004 miles in 6 days, 14hrs with average speed of 19mph. That was on a team so not sure it counts. My longest solo ride was 785 miles in 70hrs at 11mph avg. That was just a fun ride not a race. My fastest long ride was 118 miles in 4hrs45min with an average speed of 24.8 mph. I've been riding seriously since 1995ish.
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My longest ride was 3004 miles in 6 days, 14hrs with average speed of 19mph. That was on a team so not sure it counts. My longest solo ride was 785 miles in 70hrs at 11mph avg. That was just a fun ride not a race. My fastest long ride was 118 miles in 4hrs45min with an average speed of 24.8 mph. I've been riding seriously since 1995ish.
I really doubt you are still a clyde LOL
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Old 08-21-13, 11:15 AM   #4
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I've been riding three months and my longest ride so far is 40 miles @ 14.3 MPH.

Definitely still a Clyde at 330lbs. I've dropped 40-50lbs since I started riding, but that was due to diet, not riding.

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Old 08-21-13, 11:30 AM   #5
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Just over 20 miles last weekend. A big clyde, over 350+ pounds. Avg speed was 12.5 going to destination and 11.4 on way back (big wind!)
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3 weeks. Longest ride 14 miles. If I recall, 11 mph average.

2nd longest ride, my daily ride of 12 miles. Average is always reading 11 or 12, but I don't ever see 12 mph. I run 13-14 up then 14-maybe15 back but there's a half mile tunnel that is 63 inside and pitch black that puts my average down. I lollygag in there for quite awhile probably doing 5 mph while I enjoy the temperature and all the water falling from the ceiling, LOL.

3rd longest is 5.1 miles and 4th longest is 3.5 miles. There's my entire history.
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Old 08-21-13, 11:57 AM   #7
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My longeeer rides this month.....

8/17 108 miles, 3868ft gain, 18.4mph ave (had 19.3ave til I got the last hill home at mile 93)
8/15 21 miles, 1014ft gain, 18.0mph ave
8/10 106 miles, 5618ft gain, 17.4mph ave
8/07 30 miles, 1944ft gain, 18.7mph ave
8/03 44 miles, 885ft gain, 20.0mph ave
8/01 22 miles, 709ft gain, 19.2mph ave
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My longeeer rides this month.....

8/17 108 miles, 3868ft gain, 18.4mph ave (had 19.3ave til I got the last hill home at mile 93)
8/15 21 miles, 1014ft gain, 18.0mph ave
8/10 106 miles, 5618ft gain, 17.4mph ave
8/07 30 miles, 1944ft gain, 18.7mph ave
8/03 44 miles, 885ft gain, 20.0mph ave
8/01 22 miles, 709ft gain, 19.2mph ave
I have seen you going up to Mt. Baldy...you, sir, are not a clyde. lol
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I really doubt you are still a clyde LOL
At 6'3" and (currently) 230 lbs yeah. I'm a Clyde. . The lowest I've been is 205 in the last 25 years. I'm just big boned. Just don't ask me to climb hills like a billy goat.
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At 6'3" and (currently) 230 lbs yeah. I'm a Clyde. . The lowest I've been is 205 in the last 25 years. I'm just big boned. Just don't ask me to climb hills like a billy goat.
Oh no don't say your big boned

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Started riding July 2012 @ 265 lbs, lucky to break 13 mph on my big box mtb.

Rode my first century 1/29/13 100.5 miles @ 16.4mph, ~230 lbs, 1100ft elevation. Although, I took around 75 minutes total breaks. Rode a second century a few weeks later lower average, but fewer breaks.

Scaled back on riding a little and have ballooned back up to 245. Must work on diet, I can't outride my current one.

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Oh no don't say your big boned

You will get the B.M.I. police all in an uproar
Believe me, I've gone round and round with the BMI police.
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Old 08-21-13, 09:23 PM   #13
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Believe me, I've gone round and round with the BMI police.
Just a curious "big bone" question? What is your wrist circumference measurement? I fight the "big bone" and BMI too.

Body frame size is determined by a person's wrist circumference in relation to his height. For example, a man whose height is over 5' 5" and wrist is 6" would fall into the small-boned category.
Determining frame size: To determine the body frame size, measure the wrist with a tape measure and use the following chart to determine whether the person is small, medium, or large boned.
Women:
  • Height under 5'2"
    • Small = wrist size less than 5.5"
    • Medium = wrist size 5.5" to 5.75"
    • Large = wrist size over 5.75"
  • Height 5'2" to 5' 5"
    • Small = wrist size less than 6"
    • Medium = wrist size 6" to 6.25"
    • Large = wrist size over 6.25"
  • Height over 5' 5"
    • Small = wrist size less than 6.25"
    • Medium = wrist size 6.25" to 6.5"
    • Large = wrist size over 6.5"
Men:
  • Height over 5' 5"
    • Small = wrist size 5.5" to 6.5"
    • Medium = wrist size 6.5" to 7.5"
    • Large = wrist size over 7.5"
To keep to the OP question my longest ride was 2,000 miles May and June and longest day was 86 miles with and average of 12.8 with a fully loaded touring bike.

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I had to measure it, I had no idea what it was. It's almost exactly 8 inches (20.3cm). What does that mean?
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I had to measure it, I had no idea what it was. It's almost exactly 8 inches (20.3cm). What does that mean?
I would say you really are a legitimate big boned individual. At 6'3" and 230 you can't be too far off of your ideal weight.
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6'1" - 8.5" at wrist. Size 14EEEE shoes. Thinking I'm big boned
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Longest 72 miles.
Most climbing 4200 ft (same ride)
Average 80-100 miles per week.
Average daily commute 14 miles, five days a week.
Average weekend ride 30-40 miles.
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I have seen you going up to Mt. Baldy...you, sir, are not a clyde. lol
I'm a clyde that likes to ride a bit fast
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Longest ride: 52 miles... AVS: 12.5mph
Fastest ride: 15 miles.. AVS: 16mph

Trying to improve these stats, but I will probably always be slow. The kicker is no matter what distance I ride I almost always see 14-17 MPH on the speedometer with an exception being on hills where I've known to drop to 8-10mph.
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Longest ride: 52 miles... AVS: 12.5mph
Fastest ride: 15 miles.. AVS: 16mph

Trying to improve these stats, but I will probably always be slow. The kicker is no matter what distance I ride I almost always see 14-17 MPH on the speedometer with an exception being on hills where I've known to drop to 8-10mph.
I've yet to do a ride of any distance and see 16 MPH average, so you are beating me if that makes you feel any better
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I'm a clyde that likes to ride a bit fast
Next time I am bringing in the scales....
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I'll have to put sand in my pockets before I step onto such a device I'm about 20lbs lighter then when you saw me ride up Mt Baldy last summer...
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Longest ride.? Hmm , 4 months.. Dublin to SW Ireland around the west and North, and Up the Scottish West coast ..

hung out another 4 months in Forres, in the Scottish Highlands ..


Previous Trip took me from AMS , Belgium, to the length of England , Norway Denmark, back as far as Warsaw PL
thru CZ To the Danube , upstream thru Bavaria and Belgium and back to the Shiphol airport ..

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I did 79.4 miles (a little hilly @ 4,475) miles at 16.1mph. It was cold, I was tired and hungry.
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202 miles @ 16.4 mph moving average. @ 5'8" and 235 lbs I'm a clyde, a fat one at that.
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