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weight classification
« on: May 10, 2007, 08:46:09 PM »
i hear bigger riders being referred to as clydesdales. 

is there a super clyde?

middle weight?

feather weight?

what are the weight breakdowns for being in these catagories?

are these catagories weights sex specific?

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 08:52:39 PM »
I am not sure about anything other that anyone over 200ish is considered a clyde. That would be me and you and you and you and you.......That means that me, you and Perch, and piranha are all clydes, but we range in height from 5'10 to 6'5 and 200 to 275lbs.



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Re: weight classification
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 09:12:05 PM »
A Clydesdale is a cyclist over 6' or 200 pounds. That much weight will make for a good work out. No offense ;D

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 09:15:44 PM »
i am 1 1/4 clydes worth of rider...lol

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 09:29:32 PM »
I am offended!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D,

It is why I have such a graceful riding style!

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 09:44:33 PM »
generally in racing, thats where the clydesdale thing comes into play..

NORBA Classifies Racers / Riders a couple of ways...

1. Pro - Well your getting paid to ride a bike
2. Semi Pro - Well your getting free SWAG and might be getting paid to ride a bike
3. Expert - Well your like caught in limbo..  Fast but not fast enough to get paid to ride a bike
4. Sport - Well your on  your way to limbo...  Better and more experienced than a beginner..  This is a class a lot of riders will sandbag in..  Meaning they can race expert.. but want to win every sport race..
5. Beginner - Beginner means you have not raced or are new to racing, have not applied for a NORBA ranking, or you just don't race enough to consider yourself a SPORT rider / racer..

Also there is

Normal - Under 200 lbs..  (Just Kidding) there is no normal class... LOL  ;D
Clydesdale - Over 200 lbs.. (big guys).. can be clyde in team events if the average weight is over 200 lbs.

Some races also go by age classes as well..  Not going there.. this post is already to long.. why are you still reading this?

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 09:52:10 PM »
So, Johnathon, Perch, slow dude, Marcel, doug, anyone else that I missed.


Bob just called us "not normal"! 

Sniff

Seriously though that is great information to have!



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Re: weight classification
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007, 09:54:43 PM »
so i am entering the next race as OLD and Abnormal....lol

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007, 05:34:34 PM »
can we enter a race as just fat? :D
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Re: weight classification
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007, 06:43:50 PM »
LMAO

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 07:00:55 PM »
I have a lot of respect to "big guys" who can negotiate an obstacle in the trail like a featherweight boxer and glides like butta ;D.

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 07:04:38 PM »
Maybe I should just say fat.  :P LOL

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 08:31:31 PM »
We prefer density challlenged. ;D

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2007, 08:38:31 PM »
Phat is acceptable - plus it gives us street credit

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Re: weight classification
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 10:30:12 PM »
Phat is acceptable - plus it gives us street credit

See man, you just blew it for us. It's "street cred". :D
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