OK to follow up on last week's question about renaming forum to include Athenas in the title, please cast your vote.
Yes, rename to include Athenas
No, keep forum name "as is"
Where's the free donuts you promised to come in and vote?
I guess we should be fair to everyone.
If no DONUT.................PIE will do.
I'm not totally useless....I can be used as a BAD example.
I certainly don't see any downsides. I voted Yes.
I like "Old Fashioned" glazed. Make it a dozen.
See earlier thread about whether we should or not. It was my (guy) suggestion (does that make me a sensitive new age guy?)....but had many positive responses from both genders.Originally Posted by neilfein
I just thought an official anonymous poll would make it seem like we really queried the masses so Tom or somebody can take it to next level (admins).
KT - I see signs of progression here. First you admit to being a clyde - then a commuter, now I see social activist...
The only thing I think is left is to post a picture of yourself in pink leotards to scare the roadies... not that anyone did that recently...
<wipes sweat from brow...> We are relieved, truly we are... I am with you, as I get older I really prefer for people not to look too closely if you know what I mean.
Just my thought - if the women are put off by being thought of as very large horses and would prefer to be included as goddesses - well, I think I can see their point.
I'm curious how Athena became the nom préféré for larger female cyclists; or perhaps I should be curious how Clydesdale became the term for larger male cyclists. Clydsdales (horses) do come in both sexes, don't they? Why not Zeuses, Herculeses, or Apollos, all half-siblings of Athena, as the male version?
I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about nomenclature, just wondering how the names came about.
my sister has clydesdales (the ones that are famous for pulling Budweiser wagons). As i understand it, like most horses there are both boy ones and girl ones.
I say we leave this one up to the women here.
I'd like to know too. Somebody was debating over the name "Athena" in the other thread stating it is Clydesdale whether male or female. I did some googling to try find out the name origins. I was unable to find anything that looked official, but found many events and they clearly used those terms (Clydesdales for men and Athenas for women).Originally Posted by edx74
I would like to find out the origin too. Wikipedia had nothing on it....I'd like to get the official scoop and then write the Wikipedia article myself, damnit!
Better question is, if we change it will they come? Is this really the reason they aren't posting on this forum?
Well, I bet most guys don't mind being called a big strong horse but most women would probably object to it. Athena is a bit more dignifying.
I agree, pretty simple change for any MOD.
I'll assume that the doughnut option is for those of us who don't really care one way or another, now the real question should be are those doughnuts from Tims, Tim Hortons doughnuts and a double double to wash it down, ummmmmmmmm........
Can you tell the last meal I had was breakfast?????
Originally Posted by neilfein
I think you guys are being sensitive... I think that if they read the posts long enough, they'll feel free to post, but adding Athenas is more inviting.
Maybe there's a weight section in the women's forum... don't feel bad, I havent' been invited there yet,either. I think they want to make sure you're legit before you're invited. So there's probably lots of "Athenas" for whom this is the only weight forum... although I still haven't checked out a nutrition area there's supposed to be.
I voted for the donuts...
Last edited by solveg; 06-25-07 at 05:41 PM.
Yeah Donuts! My wife thinks we should go down to the tour de donuts but I don't know if I could resist all the free donuts. "riders’ times are reduced by five minutes for each doughnut they consume" Last year the winner only ate 21 donuts I mean that is nothing
How about Amazons?
Again I remind you that my wife wants the name:
Amazons and their slaves.
Hey, he did move to the Seattle area as well.....you know those "Left Coast Libs" (Kidding KT!)Originally Posted by crtreedude
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
I don't care, where are the donuts?
Wasn't Athena always represented as having masculine features?