I never walk the Dawg
Is there enough room in here?
Hey all, 6'1" 230lbs, I am glad to see this forum. It's a long time overdue. I can not find a picture right now, But I ride a Kona Dawg.
The Gnarchitect Sketch.
6'3" 250 down from 301 in august '03. Should be down to 220 by mid-summer.
Ride an '02 raleigh m50 with lots of big-guy mods, about to order an iron horse SGS sport (going to have to get burly springs).
Re- why stop at checkpoints for thick drink? I'm gonna camelbak newcastle for the super-clyde category races!
6'5" - 230lbs.
XL Klein Attitude with Fox RLC and XT 517's
A Cannondale 1FG single Speed (mostly stock)
A specialized Allez Pro road bike (stock)
And here are some pictures...
I stopped riding in 88 or 89 and stopped exercising entirely in 93 or 94... You wouldn't believe how sick and out of shape I got over the following 9-10 years...
Originally Posted by Green Giant
1) Drink lots of water... 64oz a day or more...
2) eat < 20g carbs a day... All I eat is meat with some cheese... Literally...
3) Row every night for 8-10 minutes... (I have a C2 ergometer that I started with because I was too fat to even get on a bike... I could barely even walk!)
4) I starting recently (the bike was a reward for losing the first 50#) to ride the bike 45 min every morning...
There are some secrets:
1) You need support from family to keep from cheating becauseit takes 3-4 days to recover if you cheat!
2) The Atkins diet can be expensive, but I've modified it to where it is not at all... I eat hamburger meat with cheese 3x a day... Total cost is < $2 a day...
3) You have to commit 100%... I threw out all the junk food and snacks in the house... Once I started losing, the *daily* loss became enough motivation in itself to keep me going!
4) I get 1 cheat meal a month, just because it is a reward or something to look forward to... I also think it "shocks" the body into losing more when you resume the diet, plus, eating sugar after not eating for 30 days is like a drug rush... (I've found that most snacks are too sweet tasting to eat though!)
5) You have to set small goals and big goals... My overall goal is 160#, but I only focus on the 10# increments... Like right now I am gunning for #220... Achievable progress is a major motivating tool...
6) You have to eat... The diet makes me not want to eat at all... If you don't eat enough your body will start to conserve by going into starvation mode... It is easy to find what you need to survive on using various calculations based on basal metabolism rates...
7) No caffeine, just water, and lots of it... No alcohol... No drugs...
8) No medications... Just a few simple vitamins...
9) I use a ketastick every day... This measures the ketones in your urine to see if you are burning fat... If the stick is red then you are ok... It doesn't get any easier than that!
10) Keep a log... Nothing is more motivating than seeing progress... I time my rows and I weigh myself 1x a day... (My 2K row time has dropped from 12:00 to 7:45!)
Is my diet safe? Who knows? I do know that being 280# isn't safe! I will modify the diet to include more healthy food once I reach my target weight...
A DIET IS NOT A BAND AID FOR A WEIGHT PROBLEM - IT IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE!
Why was I fat to begin with? I ate because I was bored and because I was addicted to carbs... (A lot of the reasons why people overeat are covered in the Atkins book.)
In a nutshell, for me, it is all about motivation... If you want something bad enough you can do it...
There is no maybe... There is no try... There are no excuses... You either do or do not...
I may be a Clyde right now, but I plan to have this weigh gone in just a few more months!
The Gnarchitect Sketch.
Originally Posted by Xyzzy
Congrats, dude. That's a lot of weight lost. I got away from exercise entirely as well, luckily for me the worst I ever got was in the area of 80 lbs overweight (with 13% bf I was 220 in high school). I've lost 50 of those already, and as the spring/summer come I'm very confident that it'll all be gone in just a couple more months. Nice feeling, eh?
It is amazing what drinking lots of water everyday can do for you, weightloss or not. Being well hydrated aids every single process your body has.
6'0, 220 pounds, will drop to 200-205 in season riding a klein palomino with a fox vanilla fork and XT/819 wheels. Sorry no pics yet.
Well hello boys! Good to see that there are more of us here than expected!!
I have a Kona Kahuna that I am starting to upgrade a little- Thompson Stem and Seatpost, Hayes Hydro brakes, truvative Hussefelt cranks and Race Face BB.
Oh BTW- 6'5"- 285# and dropping ( Atkins-gotta love it!) I just moved from PA to AZ and am loving the year round riding possiblities! Great riding areas too!
Like some of you before-
Stopped exercising a couple of years ago and went to hell!
Started the Atkins and exercising and this tub is melting off!
Only drawback- bad BO and breath of dragon!
Spin ya later!
Keep the rubber side down!
Hey guy`s. Dave checking in. I`m 6'5" 285lb....Used to be368lb. B4 i knew about atkins. I was diagnosed with diabetes.I quickly cut the carbs and lost 38lb pretty quick. A friend gave me his copy of atkins. Everything was in there, plus other suggestions that i tried. Being half italian, i loved my pasta......No more
I`m stuck on one of those plateaus and my old schwinn moab1 needs to see less active duty. So this spring i`m spec-ing all the parts for my new rocky mountain FLOW. Pic`s to be here soon....as well as spring/summer. Time to get back to induction and re-check my mechanical skills with all the new parts. Time to learn alot of new way`s......eh my new friends..
Go clyde forum...Its been a long time coming...............Dave
A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five.
Good for you Dave! Keep on doing it! I pushed max density at 343 and hated it!
Originally Posted by GhstRydrX
Feeling great and better all the time!
Keep the rubber side down!
Big Boys Bike
I got tired of my crosscountry bike because it wasn't stiff enough for my 223 lb frame of pure muscle and padding or is that pudding? So I checked out forks that were built to take some serious punishment. I ended up with a Marzocchi FR150 ETA. It's between a cross country fork and a downhill or dirt jumping fork. I also got the special hub and axle.
Guess what it doesn't fit a cross country frame! So I got a Marin Mountain Attack which is Freeride frame. The dealer gave me a deal on some 8inch Avid mechanical disks and when I got done my bike was 4 lbs heavier than my last bike. Know what, it's still better. It goes downhill like I never could before and you don't pick a line you just love the line your with cause it will do it.
The big surprise is I don't find it any harder to go uphill on and I go up serious hills right behind my house. The moral of the story is don't be afraid to buy a heavier bike that will hold up to your weight.
Slow and steady
Smallish Clyde at 5'10" and 225lbs. Ride a Titus Switchblade with Z.1 FR QR20 and King Hubs. Other than chains and chainrings, I haven't broken anything on this bike since I got it in October '02. Riding a Wipperman 908 nickle-plated chain now and prefer it to SRAM and Shimano.
Last edited by Tony; 03-05-2004 at 12:54 AM.
Me too, a lot of my LBS told me I would have to spend a lot to get a bike that would last(some shops wouldn't even sell me a bike, the Kona Hoss even ). Finally I went to a real nice shop where the guy said you are a big guy, do you care if your bike weighs an extra 5 pounds, I said hell no, if it will last, and then he showed me the Marin Rocky Ridge and I ordered it. Got a sweet deal, from what I hear the DJ3 shock is pretty friggin tough, so I am happy. It should be here tomorrow, so I will fill ya guys in after the first ride, tomorrow afternoon.
Originally Posted by DrGlen51
a super clyde
started riding 2+ yrs. ago at 458 pounds. got down to around 315 then had a bad otb, took a year to heal, but still rode during the healing process. presently at a little under 350 (6'1")and looking forward to this season. my goal is to get down to 250, definatly doable. my wife and i just started the south beach diet, sounds like something i can stick with. now to the bikes, i've got a X5 ventana coming soon, speced to handle a super clyde. i've been riding a 2001 heckler, and a giant hardtail, plus a older trek roadbike, and a new to the stable lemond zurich. i'm glad they put up this board, i can relate much easier to ya'll Regards Jim S.
Recovering Weight Weenie
I'd have to argue about 205 being clydesdale...i weighed that in 8th grade!
here's my Vulture 29er SS weighing in at a brisk 29lbs.
and my light trailbike.... 34lbs of love
no picture of my big bike.. my 40lb Santa Cruz Bullit..hmmmmmmm, tasty....
Last edited by Padre; 03-05-2004 at 10:01 AM.
I'm a clyde too...6'1" 250
Originally Posted by Xyzzy
I was also close to 300 pounds , 297 to be exact and its not that i wasnt active, it was from having a sit down office job and living in a province that has snow or cold 6 months out of the year
So my wife and I moved from Ontario to BC, which is year round biking, and i left the office environment to house painting... what a difference!!!!
I also do not eat junk food, for breakfast I have a banana with milk mixed in a blender, and I simply love it and cannot go without it.
For lunch my wife makes me up a MrNoodle with some chicken in it or Spinach wontons and Pork mince Wonton also, and alot of fruit, cantelope everyday and a mango pudding tart( very healthy and good too!!), and green grapes.
For dinner, my wife usually makes homemade asian food from all asian cultures, and its really good.
Smallish Clyde at 5'8" 200#
Beauty - Fluorecent Green SS conversion
The Beast - Giant VT
Oh I forgot to post what i ride lol
I ride a Devinci Hucker, just bought the frame actually, with Sun Rhyni LIte wheels, Formula hub in rear, Parallax in front, brand new Deore Vee's ( converting t odisc next week), Zoche Z1 Wedge for fork, and Ritchey headset...
Originally Posted by wickerman1
here's a pic of the frame, just before i bought it and built it... its real beefy
6'3" and 236, down from 248 before I got back on the bike. Current ride is a 96 M-2. Just ordered a Titus X-100 with a Vanilla fork. Goal is 215 by summer.
6'3" 220 -- like a cadillac
brodie catalyst ht, steel-tange prestige
ballfa 2 step 30 pounds
long 2step frame vanilla RC
manitou black elite 120
xt discs, shifters, front derialer
xtr rear deraler and cogs all 8 speed
raceface carbon bar
titec ti stem
trans am flite saddle
fireracer XC pro tire 2.1
hugi240 on mavic 317 disc, dt 14/15 spokes
odi lock ons
candly sl pedals
raceface next crank no big ring/rf bottom bracket (squear taper), ti crank bolts
i weigh 200 and 6 foot 2. like long walks on the beach, oh me oh my................just ignore that, HTANK you for TURNING me ON smithers.
I'm 6'2" and 250 #. I'm riding an Ibex Apogee. I got out of mtn biking for almost 10 years and bought the Ibex last fall. I didn't get nearly enough time on it before the snow started flying! I love the bike and had forgotten how much fun biking is! Over the winter, I have resurrected my old Fisher Montare as a cruiser/touring bike. I haven't ridden it yet, except on the trainer, since there is still about 4 feet of snow on the ground here. I'm eagerly awaiting spring!
roots, rocks, rhythm
Good to see............
It was interesting to read about what the big boys like to ride. There is not much attention out there towards guys that fit in this group. I am 6' 7" and weight around 240 lbs. I however do not seem to break parts of my bike like some of you seem to. I go through a rim once and a while but that is it. I do more x-country (epic rides) and I love to climb but the sweet single track down is even better. I will challenge anyone to race me up a hill. (I have kicked a lot of riders asses up but I have also met a few who kicked mine. I try not to fit in the stereotype that big guys can't climb........I like to prove that the myth is wrong.)
My bikes are:
-Brodie Expresso (Custom hard-tail) a classic (Antique now.............)
-Kona Dawg Primo XL (Very nice- love the set-up after I tweeked it
-Trek 970 (Steel hard-tail) commuter, touring bike and training bike.
-Turner RFX (XL) I am just building it upright now. Looking forward to riding it.
Always wanted one.
-Kuwahara Ultagra 25" road bike- don't ride it much, might have to sell to make room for
(I was going to insert a picture but I am not sure how???)
Was 220#, now 198-202#
Thanks to lots of biking and stuff asociated with biking, I've lost over 20# in the last year and a half without really 'trying' per se.
Like the other poster here, I tend to snack when I get bored, so the trick is to only keep healthy snacks around and keep myself from getting bored.
I have lots of work to do on my house, so when I get idle, I can find a tile to grout or drywall to finish or something. My house has not been really kept up since it was built in the 30s and a minor remodel in the 60s, so I have a lot of make-up to do. I just have to stay focused, which is tough for me.
So I have three bikes I regularly ride.
I have a K2 Razorback SL which is my regular mountain ride. Basically it is all XT with Avid Discs and comes in a bit over 26 lbs. I have a Giant Yukon which has slick tires and a rack that I commute with. I just built up a '90 Trek 8500 lugged and bonded alu frame with rigid fork as a Singlespeed with mostly oldschool LX parts and Canti Brakes. No pics of the SS yet. It looks really ugly anyway. I have preped for paint, but have not painted yet.
Last edited by pimpbot; 03-07-2004 at 03:34 PM.
6'3", 245# of lovin' here...
FS - Turner RFX with constantly changing specs
SS - On One Inbred with constantly changing specs
I think the definition of Clydesdale needs to be upped to 225#. Too many borderline 200#ers that are really, really fit. Once you creep over 6' tall its easy to fit and >200# these days. That, or make a new class for us really big mofos out here [insert suggested name].
Shoot, I remember when I was 25, 205#, 8% body fat, 33" waist. Countless beverages and 5 years later I've picked up 5" on the waist...but chicks still dig me.
Me and my 15 inch Rock Hopper
Here ya go... this isnt my current ride though... I have this frame for sale now
K2 ZED 1.0 Sport Hardtail( around towner)
Kona Lana'I totally modified
Rocky Mountain something( around towner)
6'4" and 245#
Down from 280# a year ago ( and I think I am now a little taller)
I am riding a 2003 XL Gary Fisher Mt Tam 29er.
Most of you big boys should at least take a look at a 29er for your next purchase. I'll never have a 26" in wheeled bike again.
First day on a MTB in 10 years today...
Bought a 2003 Trek 8500 Saturday and did a shakedown ride today. Damn I'm out of shape! 6', 260 lbs for now.
Last edited by wilbo; 03-08-2004 at 09:03 AM.
Reason: forgot to name bike
You asked for it....
230 pounds of nakid pleasure....
and I ride...
Rockcrusher checking in.
I'm 6'3" tall and about 275 pounds wide. Figure I'll uncompress back to 6'4" if I can get down to 225. The college 205 seems a lost cause, which is puzzling because I drank a whole lot more beer back then. Anyway, I'm stoked to see a big rider joint; I usually lurk on the singlespeed and Arizona forums. Hey Veelz, what's up?
I ride 90% singlespeed (dirt + commute), the rest with gears. I expect to ramp up my mileage and reduce the singlespeed percentage now that I have a road bike.
My beloved off-road single and the only one of which I have a picture handy is an aluminum 1999 Kona Kaboom SE with a P2 fork. Relevant upgrades from stock are big red SPuDs, a Knock post, Yeti DH bars, Avid SD Mags, and a Salsa brake booster astern. The 36:20 gearing turns a pair of 2.25" Geax Sedonas (34:20 and 2.4 WTB Mutanos in the pic).
I'll see you all at the buffet then?
Jason: OFS, WFO, DFL
this is great having a site for us clydes!............
Originally Posted by ncj01
i am 6 feet and weigh 220 lbs but i'm a weight weenie so my bike weighs 22.65-23.3 lbs
Yes you are. I see...
FSA carbon cranks
XTR952 midcage RD
Conti Twister supersonics(the 330ish gm versions, not the 460gm)
USE carbon alien post
Older 2000ish Sid fork
Specialized carbon thingie bottle cage(that WILL break sooner the later as I've used one myself for xc racing only)
Thats all I can see at a glance, and from mermory since the pic didn't come up while this response box is up.
Nice ride. (said the die hard weenie himself)
I'm "Redriderpro" and I'm a Clyde
the name came from those ex-moto years on a CR 250 Honda, but it fits the Id as well as
it did the CR.
I'm 6' tall, and currently 240 lb without gear, plan to be 210 by June.
Here's teh Id if the pic works. It's currently 30 lb. Only light parts are the carbon bars, American Classic wheelset and WTB Muto 2.4's.
So this is where the big boys post their toys.
I'm 6'4" currently 211LBS w/o gear.
This is a pic of the ride. '02 Switchblad. Since the pic I've swapped the wheel set for Chris King Mavic 819s.
(pic courtesy of Finch Platte)
Last edited by wg; 03-08-2004 at 10:02 PM.
Reason: typo error
Don't harsh my mello
6'-7" 225 lbs./ Custom Ventana
Ride a custom Ventana (Saltamontes previously),X-5 on the way.
Howdy big fellas!
I'm 6'6", and those scales at the grocery store don't go over 300 pounds, so I only know that I'm somewhere north of there. I guess I'm around 315. I have a sweet bullit, but I hardly ride it because I'm addicted to rigid SS riding. My main ride is a Karate Monkey, and I'm currently building another KM for commuting use. I doubt that I'll ever buy another 26" wheeled bike.
I'm IndyFan and I'm a Clyde.
I like the Clyde forum too. I'm on the smallish side: 5'9" 220ish (I haven't weighed myself since my annual physical in January). I once could say that I'm a Clyde formall the weight-lifting I do, but now it's more from sitting in an office for 9 years.
My current stable consists of:
'01 Independant Fab Special (Yes, that's right - Special not Deluxe). When they reviewed my specs etc. they came up with the short top tube model. It's fine with me, because it fits like a glove and rides like a dream. Sorry, no pics at this time.
It's spec'd with Z2 Atom80 fork, ISIS RaceFace Tubine cranks, Thomson post and stem, Easton EA70 bar, Avid Mech discs, SRAM 9.0SL rear and XT front derailleurs, King headset, and a wheelset consisting of Ringle Disc Jockey hubs and Velocity VXC rims (I'll be building a replacement set with King hubs and probably 819 rims when those wear out.)
'97 GT Riccochet with various mods and upgrades.
IF Steel Crown Jewel
For us shorter Clydes, if we get under 200lb we should still be considered Clydes because our bodies are still large for the frame we're on. I wish I weighed 220ish and were 6'5"! I have a friend who is 6'8" and weighs about the same as I do. I would hate to have his bike fit problems though!
Howzit fellows clydes? New to forum and mountain riding(one year). I'm 6'2" and #225 reducing. My ride is an XL BULLIT set up for freeride. This bike is awesome and has handled everything I've tried so far. Heavy winter rains have made Hawaii's trails very challenging, and I'm looking forward to the spring and summer months ahead. Keep posting helpful big rider tips and GO RIDE!
I'm 220 lbs. This is my do everything Saber. Had the chainstay crack on me. Azonic has been HORRIBLE in getting me the replacement. Over 3 months now and still waiting. In all fairness I really like the feel of the bike and how it rides. Truly feels balanced with excelent response through the Romic. Cheers
Well, I gotta say...WE'VE COME A LONG LONG WAY!!
5' 11", 225-230, depending on the day. Like a couple of other clydes here, I've dropped a lot of weight through training and a low carb lifestyle. I peaked at close to 320 and I loved myself and cycling enough that I had to make changes, before changes did me in.
Last summer, clownin'
...and this February, doing my thing as the "voice of the MMBA"
Jamis Dakar Team
Chris Herting built Jack Hammer Hardtail (SS extraordinaire)
Raleigh Professional Roadie
6'1" and 215 lbs
01 Cannondale Jekyll 2000 - Lefty, XTR
95 GT Zaskar - Judy XC with White Bros. springs and cartridge, XT, Chris King 8sp on 317's
88 Specialized Stumpjumper - misc parts...it's a commuter bike.
6' 250 lbs
Looks like I am running in the middle of the pack here. Currently in the stable:
'00 Jekyll 1000 SL XTR drive train, Monkey lights and just added Avid Mech disks and D3.1 on XT's
'91 C'Dale SE2000 --- commuter bike -- rigid front, 50mm rear travel. LX 7 sp -- after this year going to 9sp
'84 Bianchi road bike --- still not sure which one it is-- but it a 10 sp (5x2) almost never ridden ---although not sure what I want to do with it yet...maybe a single speed or may just leave it....had to take the bike with the SE2000
I would post pics, but had a choice...digital camera or commuter bike....digital camera or new rims and brakes. So I guess when I am done buying bike parts I will get the camera.
Help Me! I'm Shrinking!
6'2" Sub 240 (thank you very much) and dropping.
I will never be the 185 I was in college; I have much more muscle now than then. I dropped 50 pounds on Weight Watchers - you can too. Regular exercise is KEY. Also, don't adopt monkish dietary habits that limit your intake to a few types of food. Enjoying your diet is the key to succeeding. If you feel deprived, you will resent your plan and have a much harder time losing. Any way, I will be delighted to be back down to 220.
04 Ellsworth Id (thompson post/stem, dontchano?)
K2 Zed X hardtail SS convert
Cannondale M500 SS island assault cycle
02 Kona Stinky Primo 20"
built XC style (Psylo Race 5"/XT/Rhyno Lite/Geax 225/Titec hellbent post/Pro Taper bar/ Times.
02 Lemond Tourmalet 61cm
Tiagra w/Ultegra chain and cassette/Conti 4 Season 700x28.
Glad I Ain't The Only One!
Currently ~255 from ~240 in August and still dropping.
Is this John Burt?
Originally Posted by Farmer_John
Man if it is, you look great! Congrats on the slimming down. I rode with you guys a # of times when I lived in Michigan-but moved to Colorado several years ago. Way to go man!
6'2" / 230lbs (clothed)
Up from last year by about 10 lbs.
Here's the running Stable...Got a commuter too but no wheels on it at the moment.
hey fellow giants o' the trails... 6'8" 310lbs of Heckler riding tonage here.
Here's my baby... not the best pic... but y'all get the idea!
Squash Checking In...
I'm 6' 5" and 230. Probably less now, havn't had access to a scale. You'd be surprised how hard they are to find in Iraq! Cuttently deployed with my National Guard unit here. But when I get home the 03 Enduro will be getting a work out on a regular basis again.
I'm 6'2 205lbs, back in July when i started riding again after 12 years I was 245lbs. I ride an XL 03 Fuel 80 that is anything but stock. Current picture
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