Healthy and active
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Caldwell, Idaho USA
Bikes: mid-60's Dunelt 10-speed, Specialized Allez Sport Tripple, Trek 7.2 FX
Do you plan to ride in Athens as well as in the hilly and mountainous countryside? I visited Athens in August 2006. There seemed to be a lot of traffic and some of the streets are rather narrow, but I imagine a person could find routes to ride there safely.
I admire the way many, many Greek people have learned English and speak it so well. I studied Koine' Greek in school and can read the New Testament fairly well in it, but that did me no good in Greece other than being able to read the alphabet. I finally bought a dictionary for Modern Greek and it helped a lot with reading signs and notices on store windows. I remember seeing one word everywhere. When I bought my dictionary, I looked it up and learned it means 'discount' as in Big Sale! Some things never change, no matter where in the world you go.
I hope you enjoy the forum. There is a lot of encouragement and helpful information for people trying to get into better physical shape. Perhaps you have seen the word "clydesdale" on the forum. In case you do not already know, it suggests that those of us who weigh 91 kg or more are big like the famous horses. Women of like stature are "Athenas," which word you know well.