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What exactly defines one as a Clydesdale?(16 posts)

What exactly defines one as a Clydesdale?Funston
Mar 4, 2003 6:49 PM
Is it a weight thing, a body fat thing, does ability figure in, does height figure in and if so, how? What are the border points?

Just a confused 197 lb. hillclimber/sprinter who wonders where he fits in....
A Clydesdale is a big powerful horse. (nm)bsdc
Mar 4, 2003 7:22 PM
You're closerogue_CT1
Mar 4, 2003 7:24 PM
I've always considered a clydesdale to be 200+ and say over 6'2". That's just my opinion. I'm 6'4" and 220 so there is no doubt I'm a clydesdale.
You're a jr.burdiman
Mar 4, 2003 7:42 PM
6'7" 230. heffendale i guess.

and no, not that fat and pound almost everyone i know into the ground on the bike.
6'7" 230!!!Ahimsa
Mar 4, 2003 7:46 PM
6'7" 230!?!?

Good grief man!

What do you ride, a pair of ferris wheels?



the Mad StorkFunston
Mar 4, 2003 8:35 PM
You're the same dimensions as a former all-pro linebacker from the Raiders, Ted Hendricks aka the Mad Stork. Tall and lanky, but smart, tough and always in the right place at the right time.

You sound like a slightly larger version of me. I don't think of myself as a Clydsedale except when I get my ass whupped up a big climb, which only a few people can do. Then it's just a convenient excuse.
the Mad Stork...speakingmadstork
Mar 5, 2003 5:20 AM
No, I'm not Ted Hendricks, but my hs football coach laid the Mad Stork label on me, hence my tag. I played hs ball during the mid-70's. 6'4", long arms and legs, and I played DE or OSLB. The name fit.
whats my manly nameishmael
Mar 4, 2003 7:31 PM
I'm 5'8" and 150
whats my manly name......A Putz! nmdavet
Mar 4, 2003 8:01 PM
pony ??? (nm)Frith
Mar 4, 2003 8:05 PM
George Castanza -nm-Funston
Mar 4, 2003 8:24 PM Joe
Mar 4, 2003 9:44 PM
re: What exactly defines one as a Clydesdale?
Check out these weight classes . . .mja
Mar 5, 2003 5:02 AM
re: What exactly defines one as a Clydesdale?JS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 6:31 AM
events that would register a rider/runner/participant as a clydesdale consider 200+ pound males.

"athena" is the term for females of this class; they must weigh 150 or more to "qualify".
6'8" 260lb aka "The Big Leadout Guy"Daddylonglegs
Mar 5, 2003 7:59 AM
Some call me "lil Mig".
Oh my god I suck in the mountains. However remember the old saying "$#@%* slides downhill". Few can catch me on the descents.
"Quick, get behind me oh little one. It's safe and warm back there"
In cycling terms you're a Clydesdale if...ColnagoFE
Mar 5, 2003 1:27 PM
you weigh more than about 170lbs. since that appears to be the maximum weight most of the cycling stuff is designed for. any engineers here corroborate that?