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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 07-07-11, 10:17 AM   #1
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Technically no longer an Athena as of 2 days ago!

I hit 199! 65 lbs lost in about 5.5 months.My height 5'8".
I have a ways to go yet but I want to say thanks to this forum and just let anyone know they can do it if I can!

Here's my ride that helped get me there, a Rans Cruz crank forward. I use it for touring on and off road. Normally I wear a helmet but just not for the photo op

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Old 07-07-11, 10:18 AM   #2
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Old 07-07-11, 10:23 AM   #3
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Cool bike! Congratulations on the weight loss.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:59 AM   #4
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200 is for Clyde status, I believe Athena begins at 150 (?).

But congrats on the weight loss! You don't look 199 but you do look MAHVELOUS! Just being honest and no, I ain't hitting on her (got to throw that in for the viewers that seem to think a compliment is pick up line )
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Old 07-07-11, 11:12 AM   #5
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200 is for Clyde status, I believe Athena begins at 150 (?).
Yes sadly the Athena limit is lower (I thought 175 but it may be 150) however, congrats on the weight loss!!!

Think of it this way... you can still spend time here!!!!

EDITED TO ADD: From Tom's Sticky:

Why an Athena? Look at Greek art, and the idealized form. The Greek culture portrayed the Goddess Athena as, well......statuesque. To be an Athena, you are not going to be a skinny little stick girl. Athena was the Patroness Goddess of Athens, and was not only the goddess of the gift of wisdom, she was a warrior Goddess, portrayed as a large, well muscled, strong and athletic woman that embodies the ideals of wisdom, knowledge, beauty, and strength. This term also comes from the Tri world, and is given to women over 150 pounds and/or 5'10".

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Ahhh that sucks... Oh well AquaKitty I would love to be under 200 lbs! (I'm 5'8" as well). That's almost "fighting weight" for me!
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Old 07-07-11, 11:13 AM   #6
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Awesome job!!!
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That is incredible, keep it up!
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Awesome job, congrats on the weight loss!! I hope to maybe not be a clyde anymore by years end. Only 23 pounds to go. That is a very sweet bike!!
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Congratz! and that is one awesome looking bike
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Way to go!! That is awesome!
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Old 07-07-11, 03:39 PM   #11
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Congratulations! You've done extremely well to lose 65 pounds in such a short period of time. It won't be long before you reach your final goal!
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AH well, weird when I was 150 I was pretty skinny. 160 is my current goal weight will have to see how I look then! Thanks for the nice comments Ya 175 makes more sense.
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Great stuff and you look awesome !

Nice bike too .....
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I would love to be under 200 lbs! (I'm 5'8" as well). That's almost "fighting weight" for me!
Huh... you don't look heavy at all in your avatar....

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Congratulations, and I agree with Beanz - you definitely do not look 199ish!

I'd like to try one of those bikes...keep it up.
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Why an Athena? Look at Greek art, and the idealized form. The Greek culture portrayed the Goddess Athena as, well......
statuesque. To be an Athena, you are not going to be a skinny little stick girl. Athena was the Patroness Goddess of Athens, and was not only the goddess of the gift of wisdom, she was a warrior Goddess, portrayed as a large, well muscled, strong and athletic woman that embodies the ideals of wisdom, knowledge, beauty, and strength.
You may still be an Athena, but that is a compliment!
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Lookin' good, Aquakitty! Way to go!
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Good for you! I would like to do the same!
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Fantastic!!! - And what a beauty - Oh - And the bike too..
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Congrats and awesome work!
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I realized me, my bike and gear loaded weigh less than I did 5 months ago

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And you are whining????

Again, would love to be in your skin right now! Be proud of your weight loss and don't think of where you have been but where you are going!
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Congrats on the weight loss!
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Don't worry over the label, just be happy at the milestone! Congrats!
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