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How many lbs are you away from "roadie skinny?"

Old 11-01-10, 09:28 PM
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How many lbs are you away from "roadie skinny?"

I was probably at my skinny best around age 30 when at 5'8" I weighed 150 lbs and wore 30 inch waist trousers. 20 years later I teeter more or less midway between 160 and 170 and wear 32 inch waist pants, which fit slightly loose. I doubt I'll ever see 150 lbs again, excepting some kind of illness. 160 would be nice.

Curiously, my overall level of physical fitness is better now than then. Back then I was just skating on good genes and a high metabolism.
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I'll repost. My bff weighed in at 140, 6'0" earlier. But he's a tri weenie in addition to road weenie. I'm still too fat for this sport.
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At 5'9.5" and 140 lbs, I'm happy where I am...would like a little extra weight for those downhills though. I'm also a tri-weenie as well.
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at 5 11 135 i was about 5 pounds away from roadie skinny, but then the race seasion ended an i got to relax and so i gained weight and am not officially to fat for this sport
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I was roadie skinny in my 20s 5'6" 120lbs. Now I've 25 lbs extra. I was way too weak in the upper body back then, so I'm never going back.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
I was probably at my skinny best around age 30 when at 5'8" I weighed 150 lbs and wore 30 inch waist trousers. 20 years later I teeter more or less midway between 160 and 170 and wear 32 inch waist pants, which fit slightly loose. I doubt I'll ever see 150 lbs again, excepting some kind of illness. 160 would be nice.

Curiously, my overall level of physical fitness is better now than then. Back then I was just skating on good genes and a high metabolism.
I'm 5'8 and I'm not far from 150 (155 currently) so if I keep the riding consistent and don't give into the cold weather cravings, I should reach it some time soon. Is that "roadie skinny"? Not quite, I was roadie skinny when I was 24 and got down to 139 but I just looked way too skinny.
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I read a year or so ago that nobody in the pro peloton weighs more than one kilo (2.2 lbs) per inch of height, and most are around 2 pounds even. I'm 76 inches tall, so i should weigh 152. I haven't weighed 152 since I was a sophomore in high school, and I'm not likely to start now.
For the record, I'm, uh, 80 pounds from the polka dot jersey, and proud to be there from where I used to be.
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I'm happy where I'm at, but to get to "roadie skinny" I would probably need to drop 5-10 lbs.
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
I read a year or so ago that nobody in the pro peloton weighs more than one kilo (2.2 lbs) per inch of height, and most are around 2 pounds even. I'm 76 inches tall, so i should weigh 152. I haven't weighed 152 since I was a sophomore in high school, and I'm not likely to start now.
For the record, I'm, uh, 80 pounds from the polka dot jersey, and proud to be there from where I used to be.
Hmm. I'm 65 inches and 130 would be heavy for me. I'm 120 now and wouldn't call myself "skinny."
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A Pcad 10 (that's 15).
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Not even close @ 5'11, 205. So I'm probably a good 50 pounds away. I don't think I could lose much more than 30 pounds without losing muscle though.
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Hmm. I'm 65 inches and 130 would be heavy for me. I'm 120 now and wouldn't call myself "skinny."
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How skinny is roadie skinny? I'm 5'11, 148 lbs. I'm guessing i qualify cause i'm pretty thin.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
I'm happy where I'm at, but to get to "roadie skinny" I would probably need to drop 15-20 lbs.
Adjusted for the BF 41Pinocchio Factor.
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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
How skinny is roadie skinny? I'm 5'11, 148 lbs. I'm guessing i qualify cause i'm pretty thin.
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5'7.5" and weight 115-120lb. It helps when I'm climbing for sure to not be toting the extra weight of a bike around my stomach.
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You guys need to gain some weight. Put some meat on those bones. The wind pressure might snap one of you arms.
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About 10 pounds off. But I don't feel like I need to lose it. Matter of fact, if I drop more than 2 from where I am now, I seem to get weak. I lose endurance and power. I'll stay at 147. 5'7" for the record, with a 29.5" waist.
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Already am. 6 foot and 136 pounds.
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Yeah, well when I graduated high school I was 5'11"+ and <135 lbs. In the picture below (from this past August) I look pretty thin and I'm 170 lbs. It's all brains of course. They weigh more.

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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
I read a year or so ago that nobody in the pro peloton weighs more than one kilo (2.2 lbs) per inch of height, and most are around 2 pounds even. I'm 76 inches tall, so i should weigh 152. I haven't weighed 152 since I was a sophomore in high school, and I'm not likely to start now.
For the record, I'm, uh, 80 pounds from the polka dot jersey, and proud to be there from where I used to be.
I am currently 170 lbs. at 71 inches (5'11''), this 2.3 lbs/per inch.
Last year I was 162lbs. (attainable with slightly better diet), which was 2.2 lbs/inch

Given that I am in a flat region now, I don't see the weight as a factor, since I am not climbing. I think power to weight ration is more valuable, if anything.
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5' 10'' and 130 pounds, are you counting body fat %, I usually come around 8%
good for the uphills, but I always get beat on the downhill
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5' 10'' and 130 pounds, are you counting body fat %, I usually come around 8%
good for the uphills, but I always get beat on the downhill

when i was 135 i was about 6-7 %, but i also have a bigger upper body than most cyclist, thanks to needing to be in shape for wrestling and lacrosse, i could probably get to like 130 if i didnt need to stay relatively strong, but i also am very broad shouldered.
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