Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
Reload this Page >

Official over 300 pound Clyde terminology??

Notices
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.

Official over 300 pound Clyde terminology??

Old 08-28-07, 06:04 PM
  #1  
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Posts: 3,925

Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Official over 300 pound Clyde terminology??

We need more fun threads.


I see some people calling themselves an "uber-clyde", some call it "mega-clyde", some say "super-clyde". There may be others I forgot (which is why I won't make it a poll).


Let's once and for all decide what the official syntactic designation is.

What do you think the term should be for a clyde over 300 pounds?

I vote for uber-clyde.
__________________
Originally Posted by coffeecake
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:12 PM
  #2  
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Posts: 657

Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am not in that class although I was certainly headed there before I started riding! But, I really like Uber-Clyde too.
Stujoe is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:14 PM
  #3  
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Posts: 3,925

Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't think you have to be in the category to vote...its just about what we think it should be so we are all on the same page with terminology.
__________________
Originally Posted by coffeecake
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:28 PM
  #4  
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Posts: 657

Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will say that I have received a tremendous amount of motivation from many an Uber-Clyde here who are more advanced, in better shape, and better riders than this newb 'half-uber-clyde'.
Stujoe is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:31 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
BeckyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 461

Bikes: 2007 Raleigh Venture 4.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
And what about women over 300? Or should it be women over 250, since "Athena" begins at a rather lean 150....
BeckyW is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:34 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
BeckyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 461

Bikes: 2007 Raleigh Venture 4.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
BeckyW is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:37 PM
  #7  
De Lurker
 
MeMyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Robinson, Tx
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Im a few pounds under but I like Uber-Clyde as well...
MeMyth is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 06:38 PM
  #8  
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Posts: 3,057

Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Radon Slide 140, Elom 505 Titan, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Battaglin Power+, Old MTB and lots of spare parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 6 Posts
I don't wanna be a nit picker here, but my german heritage can't leave this one alone.
It is actually ueber, or correctly spelled "über"-clyde

That was my informative post of the day.

Thomas
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:00 PM
  #9  
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Posts: 657

Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BeckyW
Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
Whenever I get passed by a skinny guy, I always think to myself..."Strap 100 pounds to his back and I bet I am the one doing the passing." It may or may not be true but it makes me feel better anyway!
Stujoe is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:09 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Edonis13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,711

Bikes: S-Works SL3 Tarmac, Allez E5, Leader 735TT, others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Stujoe
Whenever I get passed by a skinny guy, I always think to myself..."Strap 100 pounds to his back and I bet I am the one doing the passing." It may or may not be true but it makes me feel better anyway!
its more fun when you are big and you pass skinny people.
Edonis13 is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:11 PM
  #11  
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Posts: 657

Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Someday I may find out how that feels. lol
Stujoe is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:21 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
 
Nightcap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brewster, MA
Posts: 161

Bikes: Bianchi Boardwalk, Specialized Roubaix, Dahon Speed D7, Specialized Roll Elite, Pedego City Commuter Platinum

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
If he's bigger than me, the correct term is "Sir."
Nightcap is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:22 PM
  #13  
No I'm Not a Pirate!
 
Bionicycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The middle of somewhere in Indiana
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not to sound dumb...

Originally Posted by Scummer
I don't wanna be a nit picker here, but my german heritage can't leave this one alone.
It is actually ueber, or correctly spelled "über"-clyde

That was my informative post of the day.

Thomas
But... what is the meaning of the word Ueber?... One must assume that it means something similar to Mega, or super...

I like Mega Clyde myself, but then again I don't know the meaning of the word Ueber...
Bionicycle is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:29 PM
  #14  
Sleeper
 
JeeperTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kearney Mo
Posts: 153

Bikes: A 15 year old Pacific Nitron.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BeckyW
Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
I bet she had a bit of respect too. It's always good when I see "larger" folks out on my rides. I always smile and say hi - they usually seem caught off-guard. They're not home on the couch getting worse - that is all positive. I saw a lady walking her bike a good 3 or 4 miles from the end of the trail this last weekend. She looked disgusted and ready to throw it in the bushes. I smiled and said hi on the way by - when I got to the end I turned around for another lap and met her again - she was riding this time looking very determined. I thought it was pretty cool.

By the way - if she had done the whole loop that is 18 miles round trip. Respectable distance for sure.
JeeperTim is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 07:41 PM
  #15  
And he's single...
 
jmarkley710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 290

Bikes: 2006 Motobecane Mirage

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BeckyW
Aside: I was riding today, got a bit of a "hmmm" look from a petite, slim, muscley woman in full road gear. Felt down about it for a while, but then realized... In time, I'll be as muscley as she is, and she may always be faster up hills, but I'll always be stronger.
You'll be faster uphills after awhile. It's easier for larger people to build large muscle mass lower body because you are pushing weight around. As you build more endurance you'll get faster uphills. Your muscle mass is already bigger than her's (lower body).
jmarkley710 is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 08:20 PM
  #16  
Squirrel
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Posts: 4,940

Bikes: Borthwick Touring bike, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, ?? Bianchi Torino

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
There could be a "metric uber clyde", too....
__________________
solveg is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 08:34 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
BeckyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 461

Bikes: 2007 Raleigh Venture 4.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ack! I didn't mean to hijack the thread! Sorry!

Yes, ueber means what you think it means It can also mean "over" as in "above."
BeckyW is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 08:43 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Terrierman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SWMO
Posts: 3,185
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1400 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Forgive me for not wanting to further divide the group.
__________________
It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.
Terrierman is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 09:23 PM
  #19  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Coralville, Iowa
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What about over 400 pounds? Mega-u(e)ber-Clyde?
GlennCoco is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 09:25 PM
  #20  
No I'm Not a Pirate!
 
Bionicycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The middle of somewhere in Indiana
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BeckyW
ack! I didn't mean to hijack the thread! Sorry!

Yes, ueber means what you think it means It can also mean "over" as in "above."
I could go with uber-clyde then I guess... It just doesn't sound as strong as MEGA-CLYDE...

I'm not one yet, but I'm not far enough from it to be comfortable...
Bionicycle is offline  
Old 08-28-07, 09:26 PM
  #21  
Still Learning
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 171

Bikes: Trek 4500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
600lbs = Super Mega Ueber Clide
Shubox is offline  
Old 08-29-07, 12:27 AM
  #22  
half fast
 
Pupsocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Western Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 196

Bikes: Catrike Trail (fixed frame) tadpole trike recumbent

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Regular clyde: Clyde 1.0. Mega: Clyde 1.5. 400+ : Clyde 2.0.

I'm struggling at about a Clyde 1.1 right now, shooting for 1.05 before the summer's out.
Pupsocket is offline  
Old 08-29-07, 01:39 AM
  #23  
Perma-Clyde
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Posts: 931

Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Uber
(51) is offline  
Old 08-29-07, 01:47 AM
  #24  
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Posts: 21,434

Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by Pupsocket
Regular clyde: Clyde 1.0. Mega: Clyde 1.5. 400+ : Clyde 2.0.

I'm struggling at about a Clyde 1.1 right now, shooting for 1.05 before the summer's out.
Now that's someone who's having fun with this thread!



East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 08-29-07, 07:32 AM
  #25  
Mega Clyde
 
bigwies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melrose, MA
Posts: 267

Bikes: 2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2007 Trek 7100

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
I am in this category and I like Mega Clyde. My $0.02.
bigwies is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.