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220 lb. +
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200-220 lb
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180-200 lb
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170-180 lb
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13.97%
under 170 lbs
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Heavy or not?

Old 08-31-05, 09:17 PM
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Heavy or not?

On a different cycling forum anything over 180 lb was considered to be a heavy rider. I understand if you're a pro that 185 lbs would be considered heavy but I'm curious what do most of us tip the scales at.
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Holy cow, what a group of fatties.
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Holy cow, what a group of fatties.
We're all on the comp instead of our bikes, are you surprised?
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Originally Posted by Urban Shooter
Holy cow, what a group of fatties.
I resemble that remark...
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Could be that they're a group of very fit serious riders or racers... indeed, 180 isn't small in that world.
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So far I'm the only 170-180lbs. . . .at ~175lbs.

. . . which really means nothing at all
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You are discriminating against skinny people ... I keed, I keed about the poll choices... I weighed in today at a whopping 135 pounds... I could use a few more pounds of quads..

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220lb plus.

Crikey.
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I am at 150lbs tonight
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10 votes under 170.........theres some liars around!
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Originally Posted by CPcyclist
I am at 150lbs tonight

I am still at work tonight, your point is?
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I am still at work tonight, your point is?
Hes not as full of $hit as the rest of us!
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Lemme go weigh myself (not that I just ate half a watermelon)...

Ugh... 196.

I guess not bad for the end of the day after dinner and the watermelon.
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141...but i'm 5'6"...
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women weigh a little less.... i dont think this poll accounts for that as a lot of women arent above 170
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women weigh a little less.... i dont think this poll accounts for that as a lot of women arent above 170
I think the majority of respondents have been the waifish metrosexual bikers.
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IMHO. Weight is not as important as body fat percentage.
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Originally Posted by Medpilot
IMHO. Weight is not as important as body fat percentage.

I agree, if you just took my height, 5' 7" and my weight, 188lbs. it would appear I was a bit tubby, but when body fat percentage and lean muscle are factored in I become a bit normal.
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Originally Posted by Medpilot
IMHO. Weight is not as important as body fat percentage.

Of course you are right. But most of these people, undoubtedly, don't know their percentages. So, the poll would probably have to ask: Are you a big fat slob, or well muscled and healthy?
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157 lbs (down 22 this year since March), 5:10
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If I could somehow weigh myself without my big old hog leg, I'd weigh aboot 4 lbs. lighter.
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5'7", 175, ~12%. I don't look like a cyclist.
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220 heavy? Please. Try on Aaron Gibson (390) or Ted Washington (365) of the NFL for size:

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Originally Posted by voltman
5'7", 175, ~12%. I don't look like a cyclist.
I right there with you, 5' 7" 188, 8%, and I will never look like a cyclist, even if I shaved my legs.
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