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    What is a clydesdale?

    At what weight are you considered a clyde? I am on the tall end of things at 6 ft 5 in but only weight 200 lbs.

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    I think it is generally considered to be over 200 lbs.
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    6'5" and only 200 pounds? You need to eat your wheaties!

    As far as cycling goes from what i've seen at 200lbs you are considered a clide. So I guess at 250+ your a Hoss and at 300+ your a Beast.
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    I think we need a new category for the tall but sub 200.

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    Tradition sets Clyde @ 200lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaffed
    6'5" and only 200 pounds? You need to eat your wheaties!

    As far as cycling goes from what i've seen at 200lbs you are considered a clide. So I guess at 250+ your a Hoss and at 300+ your a Beast.
    Nice.. i was a beast at 330.. now im a Hoss at 295 .. hopefully be a clyde by years end tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeVianTiCoN
    Nice.. i was a beast at 330.. now im a Hoss at 295 .. hopefully be a clyde by years end tho.
    You're almost the same as me! .. I was 330 at my worst, I think 320 when started seriously biking, and last week I was 300.8 ... so when I go to measure this weekend, you bet I'm gonna starve, ****, and strip, to get into that Hoss category!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikecito
    I think we need a new category for the tall but sub 200.

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    Also, many races include a Clydale categorey, which is for riders over 200lbs.

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    I call it the Mendoza Line, which is an old baseball term for someone who bats less than .200. I have been trying to get under it for a while now - like 12 years. I am currently stuck at about 208.
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    ha

    I like this thread...................it makes me laugh

    Just don't forget................most of the peeps on this forum appear to be very happy and enjoy their riding a lot more than peeps on some of the other forums. The weight thing is the only downer for some of us......as we know its harder to get up hills etc.

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    clydes have more fun on the downhill !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p0n3y
    clydes have more fun on the downhill !!
    My skinny ride partner is always pedaling on the downs while I just cruz.
    Of course he has to wait patiently for me at the top of every climb

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    When people comment that I go downhill faster than them I say " I Am Gravity Enhanced"
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    Quote Originally Posted by letsgo
    At what weight are you considered a clyde? I am on the tall end of things at 6 ft 5 in but only weight 200 lbs.
    The greatest riders there are....duh!

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    I asked the same question, then realized at 6"4 220lbs I apparently fit in this class.

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    I'm 6'7" 320, this must put me a whole new category of clyde? I just have to stay focused.....veggies, water, veggies, water, veggies, water.....Then maybe I will get to 260!!!

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    Clyde just means you drank too much Budweiser... but tradition dies hard for the term. I might be a Moose, but it doesn't mean I can drink enough Moose Drool beer.

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    one of these guys is a Clyde. can you guess which one is me?
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    hahha

    Quote Originally Posted by WTF-IDK
    one of these guys is a Clyde. can you guess which one is me?
    I like that...................

    Just remember.....you look as though your enjoying yourself as much as the other two.....thats what its about.

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    uber clyd here @ a smidge over 300#...

    that being said... clyd class is there because a 201# guy who is very fit is still going to get his arse handed to him (specificly up hills) by a similarly fit 145# rider with similar technical skills... it's the same kind of reason they have weight classes in boxing and wreseling but in those the big guy (usualy) has the advantage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by motocross93
    I'm 6'7" 320, this must put me a whole new category of clyde? I just have to stay focused.....veggies, water, veggies, water, veggies, water.....Then maybe I will get to 260!!!
    if your a clyde like me, then you mean - veggies, water, pizza, veggies, water, tacos, veggies, cheese, koolaidd, ect...


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    wow... lol 6' 220lbs and 15 years old... do i qualify as a clyde?

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    Maybe a Jr. Clyde

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    I got into biking wishing I could get out of the Clyde category. This thread has made me realize it's okay to be a Clyde. 6'1 and at my worst a month or two after a surgery, I was 235. I'm down to about 218, but I'd love to get back under 200.

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