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Old 06-01-08, 09:06 PM   #1
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Ok Guys...whats A Clyde And Whats Athenas?!?!?

lol ok i know im new, and i know this is a super noob question, but what exactly is a clysdesdale, and an athena, whats the story? sorry if this is posted somewhere...but i'm really curious!
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Old 06-01-08, 09:12 PM   #2
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Clyde: Over 6' and/or over 200 pounds

Athena: over 5'10" and or over 150 pounds.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:17 PM   #3
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were clyde and athena actual people?
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Clyde= Clydesdale. It comes from the Triathlon world for a big, strong athlete. Athena is also a Triathlon term, for the Goddess Athena, who was often portrayed as a Statuesque, powerful woman.
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ok cool that made me chuckle (that horse is huge!)lol ok thats pefert, now i understand
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Note that the only place I can find that defines this is on the thread title which just says "Over 200 lbs". Is there someplace Official on the forum that defines this?
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The terms existed before BF existed, and are in common usage in the triathlon world, as well as a few other cycling disciplines.
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Another term that has spawned is' "Uber" which are the 300+ lbs. folk.
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What? You don't know the Budweiser Clydesdales????
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