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Am i Considered a Clydesdale?

Old 08-30-10, 12:05 PM
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Am i Considered a Clydesdale?

Saw that 200lb is the label for Clydes but my question is this: I'm 5'10" tall, 215 and 14% body fat. I'm just a bulky guy but not overweight or tall. Am i still in the clydesdale category?
Just curious that's all.
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Old 08-30-10, 12:11 PM
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If you're 200 + of soild muscle, low fat and big huge strong powerful legs, no.

Only if you are fat old and slow like the rest of us!
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I have never seen a FAT Clydesdale Horse. Fat humans, yup, but wear the Clyde's label with pride. It means you can pull better than the rest of the little ponies.
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You're a Clyde. You may not be dealing with some of the issues many here are (such as losing weight) but you will have to deal with other issues that a Clyde typically faces (equipment designed for lighter riders, larger sizes of cycling clothing, etc.) Welcome to the herd.
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Oh lovely...another one...

Just kidding, and as CACycling said, welcome to the herd!
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Look at the bright side, you're not an 'uber-clyde'...
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I'm 6'3" 215lbs, clydes too?
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Originally Posted by Christobevii3
I'm 6'3" 215lbs, clydes too?
Yes. On both counts. Glad to have you here.
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If I remember correctly Clydesdale comes from triathlons where racers over 200 lbs or 6' tall are considered to be at a disadvantage and are thus allowed to race in a separate category.
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A clydesdale is a large very strong magnificent animal capable of pulling very heavy loads all day long. Is that what you are? If so, then yes, you are.
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Old 09-03-10, 06:58 AM
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6' 3" , 190#- Am I a Clyde?
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Well thanks for the welcome guys! I was just unsure but now that i think of it, i feel i do have the advantage in alot of things. For example, if i were to get in a fight with a skinny, 5'10" and 150lb rider, i'd have AT LEAST 50 lbs on him. haha. And also, i'd rather look muscular than bulimic. lol
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