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post #1 of 58 Old 03-15-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Am I consider a heavy rider...need to know for tack

Hello.


I was wondering if I was consider a heavy rider. I'm 5'6 and 160-167 lbs...it varies from that range.


I need to know what pad I need for my treeless saddle

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^this is for the heavy rider. I don't think I'm that heavy but I'm not light either.
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post #2 of 58 Old 03-15-2011, 12:37 AM
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Not in my opinion. I would think heavy starts at about 190.
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post #3 of 58 Old 03-15-2011, 01:32 AM
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I think they consider the 'light' riders to be more like 140 or under... I was sort of on that border line...
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okay,so I'm considered a medium size?

I remember when I was a freshie in highschool and weighed that much..I was sooo skinny!

This is me now on myhorse all bundled out..my legs went numb and I couldn't get back on my horse late on in the ride without help of a ledge :P


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To be honest, Gidget, I don't think it's in category "heavy" at all! I'm probably about the same weight.

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According to a BMI calculator you are overweight.
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Exactly... you aren't a "heavy" rider... but you aren't particularly "light" either.
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According to a BMI calculator you are overweight.
you know what I don't understand about a basic BMI calculator? How do they take into account the amount of muscle one person has compared to the amount of fat another similar sized (height/weight) has? My bmi, according to a simple online bmi calculator, is 26 which is just above the high end of "normal" which it tells me is 24.9. I'm muscle heavy and always have been. Could I stand to lose some of my fat layer around my middle? Sure. But BMI is just another number that NEEDS to be taken in context and consideration with everything else about the person's condition/fitness/etc.

OP - I don't think you're a heavy rider. Like someone else said, I believe they refer to heavy as 190-200+ (with regards to the pads you're looking at).
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People who are truly fit and over muscled realize this and know it.

I highly doubt the average person, even with good muscle, shows up as over weight or obese on the BMI if they do not have a few LBs to lose.

Obviously weight builders are different. You do not look like a weight builder from your photos.
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okay,so I'm considered a medium size?

I remember when I was a freshie in highschool and weighed that much..I was sooo skinny!

This is me now on myhorse all bundled out..my legs went numb and I couldn't get back on my horse late on in the ride without help of a ledge :P


DON'T WE LOOK CUTE!?
I know..she's soo thrilled.

You look great....and I would say medium as well.
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