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    The Duuude, man...
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    Roll Call: How bigga boy are ya? What bike do you ride?

    Here's me, 225lbs buck naked after my mornin' constitutional (simmer down, not in the photo):

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    Here's my last bike:

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    Bigger than you........

    ......but smaller than some I'm sure. 6'2" tipping the scales at 245#, down from 270# in October thanks to the SBD. I won't scare you all with a photo of myself. Glad to see I'm not the only Cyde manly, or is it stupid enough to ride SS! I ride a KHS Solo-One with Avid mech disc up front on a Marzocchi MX PRO ETA fork and eggbeaters. It replaced My Redline that was cool but too small. I also sometimes double boing on my Trek Liquid 20 which I had to modify some for my weight with a Marzocchi Z1 FR SL and some other cool upgrades because I wanted to be different mostly.
    Nice bikes, did you actually build the Ti frame or custom order it and spec it yourself?
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    At the moment I weigh 240 and here are my rides...........


    03' Big Hit Ex with Boxxer (soon to be an 03 Monster T)
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    04' Iron Horse Triumph upgraded w/ Ultegra Cranks, Shim 520 pedals.
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    Currently?

    6'4" and 225lb riding a big ass Gemini. Here is a pic.
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    Six foot, 220

    Just noticed this forum and what a nice surprize it is!

    I ride a custom steel SS.
    Just built a SC Chameleon freeride/XC hardtail that will be my hooligan bike.
    Have a carbon Look KG281 road bike.

    The real question for this forum is:

    What parts don't you break?



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    6'1" / 220 lbs..............


    My bikes (minus my SS which I don't have a pic for yet)


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    ... and if we just ... 'Clydes

    Wow...a forum just for us! Sweeet.

    I'm 6'5" and currently 238.

    Runnin' a Sofa King Ti King Pin 26" wheeler...SS 'natch.

    Roadie is Giant TCR-1.

    Commuter old Specialized Stumpy 1X7.

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    5'11" and 213 lbs ...

    ... usually i just round up to 215, but as i'm trying to get down to 200, now every pound counts, y'know?

    i can't be bothered to post pics of my bikes, as i really should be doing something else right now, but they are (in no particular order):

    - cannondale 'cross as my road bike/ commuter (older, basic model: no headshok or discs)

    - brodie kinetic (al hardtail), newly converted to ss

    - planet x new jack flash - latest addition, is a "learn to do trials/play bike"

    and i gotta say, as crazy as ss is even for we 'entry level' clydes, trying to do trials tricks (or at least trying to learn them) seems just as ridiculous to my battered bod. besides the heavy breathing aspect, i haven't looked this beat up since football back in school.

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    Not feeling so big now

    5'10 210ish, on my way down I hope.


    Here is the X5 in it's current state. Wheels, headset, seatclamp for sale in classifieds and ebay... they are new.
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    6'2" and 265lbs (hopefully can get back down to 235lbs soon). Will post photo's as soon as the kid across the street shows me how.
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    Seven Duo fox vanilla 125 RLC XTR
    Seven CX Dura ace(ride the most at the moment)
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    Seven S8 road Dura ace
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    Ride what you want!!
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    6'5", 215.... I'll let you know when I drop out of clydesdale in mid summer.

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    6', 225#, down from 280# in Oct...
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    6'2" and 260lbs. Right now ridin a Homegrown HT, hopefully new Chamuco soon.
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    55 lbs in 5 months, nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Xyzzy
    6', 225#, down from 280# in Oct...
    how did ya do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by george_da_trog
    6'5", 215.... I'll let you know when I drop out of clydesdale in mid summer. george
    QUESTION: What is the *official* threshhold for the Clydesdale category?

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    200...

    Quote Originally Posted by AZClydesdale
    QUESTION: What is the *official* threshhold for the Clydesdale category?

    I believe it's 200 lbs.

    Signed,

    A 6'4", 210 Heckler owner.

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    6' 5" - 270lbs

    Me and the rig...
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    mini-clyde here...

    I'm 5'11" and about 205. am i bordering on normal? Anyway, what i lack in weight i make up for in bad lines and poor form. currently riding a K2 evo with a stratos helix rear and EXR front, Spec. Enduro with a helix rear and Z3 front and a K2 attack with a noleen rear and marz frankenfork front as a commuter. I could loose 25lbs and dress in spandex, but then i have no goals in life. better to keep the weight as have something to strive for.

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    5'7" and 355

    I'm the shortest / biggest so far.

    I ride a Gary Fisher OCLV frame with a bombproof Chris King / Rhyno Lite / straight guage / brass nipple wheelset. A Fox TerraLogic fork is up front, and the drivetrain is XTR. I've got an Avid mechanical disk up front and Avid Single Digit rear V's.

    I'll post photos later today.

    I've been working on a Clydesdale website for a bit, as well. The MTBR forum will probably see a lot more traffic.

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    Another short guy

    I am 5'8", and around 215# right now, down from 240# last Thanksgiving (here in the USA). I mainly ride my singlespeed now, but I also own a 2000 Ellsworth Truth, a Kona Jake the Snake, and a Indy Fab Crown Jewel, and a Giant TCR converted to fixie/single soon. Here is a pic of me on my old surly.



    and a pic of my new bike, 2004 ExploSSif frame from Kona. 2001 Crossmax Disc, XTR cranks with Jericho ring, Shimano BMX cog, 2001 X-fly, Hayes Mag Plus (ooh!! carbon levers, ooh!!), and big Geax tires. I have since switched to a rigid post, maybe after watching my QQQQ teammate xrmattaz kick my but with out any suspension, but I won't give up the forks.



    I think with Matt and myself, along with LakeRaven and Ken in KC, we might have had the only SS Clydesdale team at the 24 Hours of the Old Pueblo. That would me we would have come in first if they made a category for us.
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    Currently.......

    6' and weighing in at #235. Hopefully that will change a bit once the weather gets a bit nicer here. Rode a 97 Fisher Kaitai until the end of last season. With the blessing from the wife, I'm in the process of building an Airborne Black Widow. Can't wait to finish it up and take it out for the maiden voyage.
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    Looks like I am about average???

    6'2' and 245.
    Schwinn Moab 1 w/ no stock parts, hopefully upgrading soon. Also working on a Moab 2 SS for the last year, as you can see from the time I have taken to put it together I am not in a big hurry to induce that kinda pain.
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    Good job! 6'2"/220lbs

    Hopefully i'll make it back down to 200-205 once i can start riding 3x per week. I was up to 235 last year before going on the South Beach diet and riding my @ss off (literally).

    My ride (had it for a month and love it):
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    Here are my Rides and pict of me and my better half after a half-century. I am 6' and 225, hopefully in a few months I will be 199 and not a Clyde (only been saying that for 1 year). Unlike some guys, I don't seem to break stuff. I must not ride agressively enough or I'm just smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZClydesdale
    QUESTION: What is the *official* threshhold for the Clydesdale category?
    From the www.usa-clydesdale.com website:

    Who is a Clydesdale Athlete?

    A Clydesdale Athlete is usually defined as any male athlete over 200lbs and any women athlete over 145lbs (aka Athena's).
    tachyon

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    6'-7" 225

    custom Edge singlespeed

    custom Edge full suspension

    '99 Team Marin (rigid)

    Y2K Schwinn Cruiser Supreme (22" frame)

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    Cool-blue Rhythm 6'6" 270lbs....

    ...before I put on any gear.

    Ride a 2001 Cove Stiffee FR with a Z3 QR20, BIG FAT MAMOTH Wheels and cheep, heavy (strong) parts everywhere else. (35lbs Hardtail) It is my do everything bike, from XC to the Whistler Bike Park!

    sh0rty :P

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    202#, 6'1"...

    ...and someday I'll break that magic 199 barrier just to prove to myself I can do it.

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    My current stable consists of three bikes:

    For winter riding I rely primarily on my Van Dessel Buzz Bomb. It's a 29"er (all you big guys <u><i>need</i></u> to try a 29"er) and it rocks in the mud.

    White Brothers CX-1 air fork, 2.1" WTB Nanoraptors, Avid 185/165 discs, Thudbuster, F&R Fenders, and who can forget the Rohloff Speedhub.

    If I get to it before my edit times out I'll update this picture with the current 31.8 bar setup: Ritchey aluminum "Rizer" and Titec RIP stem, along with LP ends.

    The rims are heavy mofos from Alex -- G4000 me thinks? -- and over 700g apiece. That doesn't automatically mean they're strong, just heavy.

    My next full suspension bike is sure to be a 29"er, but that's probably going to be a ways off.

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    My other pride and joy is my Iron Horse Hollowpoint. Yeah, it's got tiny 26" wheels, but it's a fun bike all the same.

    Manitou X-Vert Air up front and Cane Creek AD12 in the rear (can you tell I'm an air shock fan?) with 2.4" Mutanoraptor in front and my old standby, Continental Traction Pro 2.1 in the rear.

    I went with a medium frame on this one because of cockpit length, and therefore have to go with way too much seatpost extension coupled with a high rise (25° rise) stem plus 1.5" of spacers underneath it. This is so I could run my Titec Hellbent Flat Tracker, whereas a riser bar could have eliminated spacers and/or stem rise.

    I'm also running Avid 185/165 discs on this one, along with a Rohloff Speedhub, and while I had to rebuild the Sun DS1XC front rim after it completely untensioned on me, the Velocity Aero Heat in the rear benefits from the wide, symmetrical build the Speedhub offers and has been completely bulletproof.

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    Then I gots my "town bike" -- it ain't really a road bike due to the narrow gearing on account of the Nexus gear hub -- and to be honest, I don't know how the runs stand up to any abuse with the skinny little high pressure tires.

    The theory behind this bike is that it consists of a collection of cheap components and can easily be locked up without too much fear of parts being stolen off of it. Theory hasn't been fully tested yet (haven't left it chained up overnight in SF). Kinda screams for attention though, doesn't it?

    But heck, this is a mountain bike forum, so who cares! Here's a pic.

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    6' 4" at 220 right now, without the gear.

    My favorite ride is my custom B-29. I also have a 21" Ventana Salty which I'm probably parting with since a custom racer x 29er order is about to be placed. Yes, "taller" riders do need to try a 29er.

    Very cool to have the Clyde forum!!
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    eh?

    6'4"/ 220 Newbie, Riding a Raleigh M80-disc in upstate NY.Nothings broke...yet.

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    6'3" ~215 or so
    the king of all trials rigs Koxx Levelboss 1100

    first time posting a pic. lets see if I got it right.
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    Prep H riding my trusty racer-x.

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    Pima and Dynamite...

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    6' 4", 210 riding an '02 19.5 Marin Trail Pro with a 150 stem, heavy Fox springage. Nice to be oversprung!
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    6'5" 225-235 summer/winter

    Riding a Salty, with Z1 and quad bearings.

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    Just a wee Clydesdale at 6', 205# (and I struggle not to drop to 195# by the end of riding season). Here I am last summer on my ElSalty, which I've since snapped and replaced w/ an X-5. (fingers crossed as I upload the pic)
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    thanks to my mountain bike. I'm 6'; weighed 202 last June when I got my bike (Trek 4300). Since then I've kept myself under 195, working to get under 190. My Trek is getting a well-deserved rest while I've been playing with a Mt Tam 29er. Mostly on the road with the ample snow falling this year (for a change).

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    6'5" and 235 now....

    In season, probably 215 at best.

    bikes? A custom 29" by Rick Hunter. EBB, SS, avid 185/160 discs, XTR parts and DT/Salsa wheels. Also a WTB Phoenix as my classic, never sell bike, and an old Trek roadie i converted to a 'cross/fixxy for commuting. I'm expecting a new Scandium Kona Jake the Snake for next cross season that I'll set up SS style. I'm in between roadies now too. I'm considering building my own roadie if I can find the time....

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    5' 9" 230# - losing % BF day by day ...

    ... but not losing much mass, yet.

    Not sure how I feel about that.

    Riding '03 QuasiMoto, Vanillla RC shox, Vanilla RLC forx, CK Hubs with HD driveshell, MaxM bar, 2.4" tires, other bits.

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    I am 6'5" and currently weigh 225lbs down from 260lbs since fall

    I ride steel. Singlespeed, cyclocross, and hardtail. Mostly singlespeed and cyclocross on the trail. I consider getting a full suspension bike every year, but can't seem to pull the trigger. I like carbs and unfiltered beer. I am a southern California native and moved to the Front Range, CO. a year ago today. Love Colorado. I don't break everything, just wheels and my own bones. When I crash...I crash hard and the ground does shake.

    I'm glad to see this forum born.....there are lots of big boys out there getting it on.

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    Clydesdale...

    5'11" 230 lbs.
    Down from 260 lbs. this summer. Got a Trek 4500 in September. Riding 3-5 times a week got rid of it--and I haven't even changed my eating habits Haven't broken anything on the Trek yet. Upgrading to FS in May. Thinking about either a SC Heckler, a Trek Liquid or a Giant VT. Any suggestions from my more experienced "clydesdale" brothers?? I want to try to stay around $2500 or less. ANY suggestions or ideas will be MUCH appreciated.
    I hope you have a big trunk... 'cuz I'm puttin' my bike in it.

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    I am 6'6" and weigh around 290 pounds. I plan on getting a Haro 8.3 sometime this year.

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    I guess I better check in...

    6"2" ~225 pounds shooting for 210.

    Bikes:
    Jamis Dakota XC (Steel HT)
    Turner 5 Spot

    Both built with burly-ish stuff Lovin' the ridin' thing to no end!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    5'10" , 227lbs - as soon as my ACL surgery heals a bit more I'll be riding my '04 Stumpy FSR

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    No more training wheels for me...

    Clydesdale here at 6'4" and 213 pounds.

    What's the ride? No more weenie wheels or training wheels for me. ;-) It's a two niner all the way with a Surly Karate Monkey built to my taste with the usual goodies:
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    wow deja vu for me, I think I said this last night.

    250#, 6' ok,ok, 5'11+3/4. so I'm not big, I'm fat. hey, its like built in crash padding.

    Heckler. overkill for FL? not for a fatty.
    Worked at Trek/Fisher dealer 2008-2013. Only a little biased.

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    6'2" 265lbs

    I'm starting a new category-the Super Clydesdale-250+! We'll get special treatment during races-like-we'll be timed in 1 mile segments and then be forced to inhale Krispy Kreme's at certain checkpoints and then swill down a thick ale before we get back on the bike. And of course, at the finish line there will be a huge couch and a big screen tv with Anna Nicole Smith-our sister in spirit!

    Bikes: Santa Cruz Blur (too noodly for me-selling)
    Turner XCE
    Sweet Ass Surly 1x1
    Santa Cruz Bullit (my personal fave)
    Just ordred: Ventana La Bruja & X5 to replace my Blur.

    Maybe if I spent as much time riding as I do buying and selling bikes I'd be a little guy!
    Doubt it! I'm Bench Pressing over 400lbs-so I'm allowed to be big!

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    5' 11" 225-230 damm that is 40 more pounds than I was in 98. yikes!

    I ride an Access XCL; yeah the light and cheap one.
    Zochi/XT/Rhynolites
    Really want a Ventana, but am underemployed at the moment.

    PattD made me cry!
    Are you wearing protection?
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    6'0", 215 lbs, Santa Cruz Superlight, Bianchi SISS.

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    5'11" 260 and just ordered one of these
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    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.

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    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!

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    6'5" - 230lbs.

    I ride...
    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Giant
    how did ya do it?
    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...

    My recipe:

    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!

    Mike (Xyzzy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyzzy
    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...

    My recipe:

    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!

    Mike (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.

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    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!
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhstRydrX
    Hey guy`s. Dave checking in. I`m 6'5" 285lb....Used to be368lb.
    Good for you Dave! Keep on doing it! I pushed max density at 343 and hated it!
    Feeling great and better all the time!
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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGlen51
    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.
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    and my light trailbike.... 34lbs of love
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    no picture of my big bike.. my 40lb Santa Cruz Bullit..hmmmmmmm, tasty....
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    I'm a clyde too...6'1" 250

    Quote Originally Posted by Xyzzy
    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...

    My recipe:

    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!

    Mike (Xyzzy)
    thats awesome!!!!!
    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.

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    Smallish Clyde at 5'8" 200#



    My rides



    Beauty - Fluorecent Green SS conversion
    The Beast - Giant VT

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    Oh I forgot to post what i ride lol

    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    thats awesome!!!!!
    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.
    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...
    here's a pic of the frame, just before i bought it and built it... its real beefy
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    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.

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    6'3" 220 -- like a cadillac
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    ballfa 2 step 30 pounds

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    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
    thompson post
    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.
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    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!

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    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
    Turner
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    Happy trails....................

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    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.



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    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.

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    Me and my 15 inch Rock Hopper

    Here ya go... this isnt my current ride though... I have this frame for sale now
    My arsenal:
    Devinci Hucker
    K2 ZED 1.0 Sport Hardtail( around towner)
    wife's Arsenal
    Kona Lana'I totally modified
    Rocky Mountain something( around towner)
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    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.

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    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.


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    6' 225 '01 Sugar 3

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    You asked for it....

    230 pounds of nakid pleasure....

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    and I ride...

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    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?



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    ... and if we just ... this is great having a site for us clydes!............

    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    Here's me, 225lbs buck naked after my mornin' constitutional (simmer down, not in the photo):

    <img src="http://picserver.org/view_image.php/16S2K11A79/picserver.jpeg">

    Here's my last bike:

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    Here's my project bike (full custom Ti 29er, no name, as its custom for me, by me):

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    i am 6 feet and weigh 220 lbs but i'm a weight weenie so my bike weighs 22.65-23.3 lbs
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    Conti Twister supersonics(the 330ish gm versions, not the 460gm)
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    SLR saddle
    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)

    Duck

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    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.
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    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.

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    6'-7" 225 lbs./ Custom Ventana

    Ride a custom Ventana (Saltamontes previously),X-5 on the way.
    25.5"TT,24"ST,7"headtube.
    Later, Doug

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    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.
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    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:

    Dirt:
    '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.)

    Commuting:
    '97 GT Riccochet with various mods and upgrades.

    Road: (future)
    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!

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    Clyde Ride.

    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!

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    Here's Mine!!

    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
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    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'
    <img src="http://luv2mtb.smugmug.com/photos/814076-M-1.jpg">

    ...and this February, doing my thing as the "voice of the MMBA"
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    Current stable:

    NRS1
    Jamis Dakar Team
    Chris Herting built Jack Hammer Hardtail (SS extraordinaire)
    Raleigh Professional Roadie

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    6'1" and 215 lbs

    Currently riding:

    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.

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    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.

    Bob

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    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.

    Riding:

    04 Ellsworth Id (thompson post/stem, dontchano?)
    cannondale R400
    K2 Zed X hardtail SS convert
    Cannondale M500 SS island assault cycle
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    Vermonster...

    6'5" 248lbs
    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.

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    Glad I Ain't The Only One!

    Currently ~255 from ~240 in August and still dropping.

    My Ride:

    Kona Kikapu
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    Is this John Burt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John
    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'
    <img src="http://luv2mtb.smugmug.com/photos/814076-M-1.jpg">

    ...and this February, doing my thing as the "voice of the MMBA"
    <img src="http://pacman.vosn.net/~mmba/albums/expo04/9_G.sized.jpg">

    Current stable:

    NRS1
    Jamis Dakar Team
    Chris Herting built Jack Hammer Hardtail (SS extraordinaire)
    Raleigh Professional Roadie

    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!

    Patt Drawe

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    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.
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    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!
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    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.

    Good Dirt
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    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

    <img src="http://www.murchisons.net/trail%20pics/dirty%20fuel.jpg">
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