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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-14-06, 04:39 PM   #1
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New forum: Clydesdales!

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Old 09-14-06, 05:06 PM   #3
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It figures, I'm 29 pounds away from dropping below Clydesdale status and you set up a Clyde forum!

Actually, thanks Joe!
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Old 09-14-06, 06:14 PM   #4
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It figures, I'm 29 pounds away from dropping below Clydesdale status and you set up a Clyde forum!

Actually, thanks Joe!
That's great news Tom, I am still 32 pounds away!
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I think if you "work" your way out of being a Clyde you can remain an honorary member.
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I was thinking the other day it would be nice to have our own forum. Thanks so, so much.
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Great idea. As a perma clyde (6'00" @ 280 aiming to get down to 230ish) it is great to see a forum for us uber riders.
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finally a place were i will not be the large guy
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Down from 270 to 225 and I've hit the wall. Another PermaClyde.
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Thanks Joe!

Another forum to check every day... just what I needed.
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I asked this elsewhere, but is there an Athena sub-forum for women or is that in the uber-restricted Women's forum?
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I was afraid of this, I got down to 245 and was thinking what if Joe started a forum and had a limit on weight, just the thought of it caused me to start drinking and eating more and I'm proud to say I'm back up to 265.
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I asked this elsewhere, but is there an Athena sub-forum for women or is that in the uber-restricted Women's forum?
Hi there. I'm a 5'9" - 165# Athena and haven't seen anything in the Women's Forum. In the introduce yourself Clydesdale thread I only noticed a couple women. I guess we don't out ourselves as easily as you guys. We also don't have too many equipment issues ... I fit nicely between a regular Men's size M & L in most things. It's my big German (heritage) bones and square shaped body that helps! Anyway, I'm an Athena to stay. I swim and bike and am probably only about 10 lbs overweight. I'd be ill if I slipped under 150#.

Congrats guys on your new sub-forum. I'll peek in now and then to see if there's a flare-up of Athena activity over here.
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I'll say hello at 214lbs (down from 240) and hopefully "goodbye" within a couple of months.

Personally, I have never made any changes due to my weight. Same bikes, same wheels, same jerseys, same whatever.

It all works for me.

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That's great news Tom, I am still 32 pounds away!
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Thanks Joe! I think we all need to thank Air as well for pushing for this!
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This is terrific news! I'm thrilled to have a forum just for us big guys. I don't think we'll run out of threads anytime soon.
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Again, thanks for this forum. I am 6'3" and 215 lbs. There certainly are a number of legitimate concerns for us larger riders, as much of the new products on the market are aimed at those emaciated skinny folk.
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Thanks Joe...... This is much better than sorting through the old way on the clydes sticky.

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Thanks for the new forum.

Not everyone wants to discuss 12 spoke, featherweight wheels!
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Well, I only fit Joe's definition of a Clyde when I've been over eating for a week, and wear heavy hiking boots, but this sub-Forum is still a good idea.

Too many bikes and bike products in every price range are designed to suit a 150 pound pro rider, who rides on the smoothest of roads. For those of us who weigh closer to 200 pounds, and ride on roads that look like those in Berlin in 1946,"sturdier" bikes, wheels, and components are essential. As is a good place to discuss which of those components are worthwhile purchases, and which are not.
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Just noticed this...

I guess it's true what they say: "Good things come to those who weight"

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