|Clydesdale Crossers.....do any exist?||AlphaDog|
Mar 19, 2002 10:28 AM
|I just wondered how many of you are of the Clydesdale/near Clydesdale weight range?
How do you do in races ?
|re: Clydesdale Crossers.....do any exist?||cx|
Mar 20, 2002 1:02 PM
|I can be done! I'm about 220 during cross season and I finish mid pack in cat. 4-5 races. No, I'll probably never win, but racing cross is such a great experience it doesn't stop me from racing.|
|re: Clydesdale Crossers.....do any exist?||AlphaDog|
Mar 20, 2002 9:17 PM
|Ok, so it can be done!
Do you normallly ride road or MTB?
I would really like to try Cross....but have little to no experience racing. I have been riding MTB and Road for 10+ years, but have never really cared about training, just in the sport for fun. This year I'm trying to lose some weight and get faster. I thought a goal of some cross races in the fall might help motivation.
Mar 21, 2002 12:06 PM
|I'm a gen-yoo-wine fat chick: 5'4" and 150 (down from 170 2 years ago). I race Athena class in duathlons, which is the PC name for the "Fat Chick Category".
I do okay in 'cross races if I do a lot of running prep beforehand. It helps that I'm a pretty strong crit racer, because my tolerance for multiple sprints/accelerations certainly helps in 'cross.
I can finish top 3 if I'm really on my game. Mostly I just suffer. Being short definitely has its disadvantages in the hurdles, but as was mentioned above, 'cross is so much fun (in a twisted sort of way, like peeling scabs) that I don't mind. Much.