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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 12-01-06, 07:27 PM   #1
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The Amazing Shrinking Clyde's and Athena's

http://theamazingshrinkingclydes.blogspot.com/

I have the weight loss group set up on a blog for a central location for tools and everything.
KT made a great suggestion, in that it needed better organization. If any of you in the group would like to submit an article or low carb recipe or other, email it to me. Just type it in the email body and I'll copy/paste it to the blogsite. Send the mail to gunsel2001@yahoo.com for article submission and you will be properly credited as the author.

Post your monthly weights in the comments section and be advised, I have the alphabet test to reduce spam. I'll try to keep the spam out, so bear with me.
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Old 12-02-06, 06:37 PM   #2
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Got it bookmarked Tom!
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How did I miss this weight loss thread??? I suppose its to late to get included in the weight loss blog site.
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How did I miss this weight loss thread??? I suppose its to late to get included in the weight loss blog site.
Nope, not at all! Send me a baseline weight and you'll appear next month! How's that sound?
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i understand "clydesdales" but why call heavier women "athenas"?
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i understand "clydesdales" but why call heavier women "athenas"?
Because the Greek goddess Athena was statuesque, as I understand the term to be used. It's a traditional reference in the cycling world, mainly because the ladies didn't like being called a horse!

They call the men Clydesdales because we may be big, but we're also STRONG!
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Because the Greek goddess Athena was statuesque, as I understand the term to be used. It's a traditional reference in the cycling world, mainly because the ladies didn't like being called a horse!

They call the men Clydesdales because we may be big, but we're also STRONG!
Athena was supposed to have had masculine attributes so I don't know if that's much better but, ok, thanks for the answer!

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Athena was supposed to have had masculine attributes so I don't know if that's much better but, ok, thanks for the answer!

I didn't initiate the term, I personally would have used Valkyries instead, but I guess there would still get some masculine attributes that way as well! I believe it was the reference to Athena as a standard of beauty though that prompted the use of Athena rather than any masculine attributes.
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