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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 03-30-07, 09:39 PM   #1
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Clydesdale Forum is Refreshing

Fellow Clydesdales,

I just wanted to let all of my fellow Clyde’s know that I really appreciate the Clydesdale forum! I’ve been a member of the BF for quite some time and used to spend most of my time on the road cycling forum. Over the last couple of years the road cycling forum seemed to gravitate towards people making snide remarks in response to many posts and just looking to wage war with other participants. I actually quit scanning the BF for quite a while and then the Clydesdale forum started.

I just wanted to share with you that I find it very refreshing to see the comradely and support offered on this forum. You guys have regained my interest in the BF and I’m glad to be back.

Just thought I would let you know….
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Old 03-30-07, 09:48 PM   #2
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Fellow Clydesdales,

I just wanted to let all of my fellow Clyde’s know that I really appreciate the Clydesdale forum! I’ve been a member of the BF for quite some time and used to spend most of my time on the road cycling forum. Over the last couple of years the road cycling forum seemed to gravitate towards people making snide remarks in response to many posts and just looking to wage war with other participants. I actually quit scanning the BF for quite a while and then the Clydesdale forum started.

I just wanted to share with you that I find it very refreshing to see the comradely and support offered on this forum. You guys have regained my interest in the BF and I’m glad to be back.

Just thought I would let you know….
Thanks, Kid-Cycle! Much appreciated! Yep, we're trying to put together a tightly unified, but open and welcoming community here.
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yeah I figure when we can all ban together and talk in a civil manner about parts training bikes and such it is very good I also like theis forum because being a manimal I break stuff and to be honest I kinda resent the clydesdale title because most people seem to think we are a bunch of fat slobs riding little diamond frames ya know but here it is a badge of honor to be a clyde
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yeah I figure when we can all ban together and talk in a civil manner about parts training bikes and such it is very good I also like theis forum because being a manimal I break stuff and to be honest I kinda resent the clydesdale title because most people seem to think we are a bunch of fat slobs riding little diamond frames ya know but here it is a badge of honor to be a clyde
Actually, the term comes from the triathlon world and represents a really STRONG athlete. We might be big, but we can pull the whole pack is what it really means.
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thats not the attitude I get from the feather weight roadies around here
but I will say if they ever let me ride one of their bikes it will be in two by the end of my sprint to the end of the block
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thats not the attitude I get from the feather weight roadies around here
but I will say if they ever let me ride one of their bikes it will be in two by the end of my sprint to the end of the block
Aw heck, they're just jealous!

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tom you always have fun with it doncha what gets me is the guys that talk the most trash are the ones drafting me most of the way ha for them I indulge in my favorite jumbo carnitas burrito mmm
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I dont know if IBM used the same marketing slogan over there

"Slim might be in
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Fats where its at"

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I've appreciated it too. Its nice to be starting out and not be treated like an idiot because you are not riding a $3000 bicycle with customized everything!
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Fellow Clydesdales,

I just wanted to let all of my fellow Clyde’s know that I really appreciate the Clydesdale forum! I’ve been a member of the BF for quite some time and used to spend most of my time on the road cycling forum. Over the last couple of years the road cycling forum seemed to gravitate towards people making snide remarks in response to many posts and just looking to wage war with other participants. I actually quit scanning the BF for quite a while and then the Clydesdale forum started.

I just wanted to share with you that I find it very refreshing to see the comradely and support offered on this forum. You guys have regained my interest in the BF and I’m glad to be back.

Just thought I would let you know….
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I've appreciated it too. Its nice to be starting out and not be treated like an idiot because you are not riding a $3000 bicycle with customized everything!
Yeah, that is serously way too much cash to plunk down on a starter bike. Did you encounter that at the Road Cycling forums or something?

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I've appreciated it too. Its nice to be starting out and not be treated like an idiot because you are not riding a $3000 bicycle with customized everything!
yeah cut that in half and you got a really good middle of the road bike unfortunatley for me I have no choice but to end up with expensive bikes I break every component that isn't built to handle alot of force
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Some of us may ride $3k plus bikes but that is not the point... my point is the people participating in the Clydesdale forum appear to be more interested in sharing experiences and knowledge as well as providing support for others and they have a place to brag about personal accomplishments. It seems to be more of a community and I like it that way
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Some of us may ride $3k plus bikes but that is not the point... my point is the people participating in the Clydesdale forum appear to be more interested in sharing experiences and knowledge as well as providing support for others and they have a place to brag about personal accomplishments. It seems to be more of a community and I like it that way
Yep, and we work hard to keep it that way too! We work hard to keep the riff raff out (wonder why they haven't run me out yet! )
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yeah I get snarky fromtime to time but I really like that my advice and everyone else's is respected here and almost no two bits of experience are the same
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