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Old 08-09-10, 08:18 AM   #1
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Races for Clydesdales/Athenas?

Group rides are fun but I'm itching to start racing. Are there any online resources for finding races that have a clydesdale/athena class?
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They should have weight categories, not just age categories! I think it could be fun.
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I'm not aware of any organized races for weight classes, just ages. Maybe someone here should start something.
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The rules for regular UCI/USAC races likely won't be adjusted for that anytime soon. However, there are other racing events that are not under USAC. Some are charity rides that are billed as races, some are long-distance events (Texas Time Trials, for example), even though they may have shorter events incorporated (1-lap, 26 mile sprint), and I think triathlons already do that. Anyway, on the non-USAC races, the organizers probably could set up additional classes if they thought there was sufficient interest. Get some hefty buddies together, find a likely event, and do some calling.

The main drawback I see is in the definition. If a Clydesdale is "over 200 lbs", then some guy that's 6'-8" and 201 lbs is going to be winning it. I'd be glad to enter the "fat old man" category, and might do well, provided that I'm just barely fat enough and just barely old enough to fit in the category. You'd also need to have a weigh-in before or after the ride, if you didn't trust your eyes or the entrant's verbal assurance.
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IN Arizona they have a class called Rock Crushers for us guys 210 and above.

I like my division for over 50, "Master Rock Crusher!"
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