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    I found a home! Clydesdales, I love it!

    as much as I hate to admit it, at 6'3", 250lbs I suppose I would be considered a clydesdale anywhere outside the football world. Hopefully I can trim back down a bit (up 30lbs from my "low" diet weight of 220lbs) but still it's good to know that there's others who are in the same boat as me!

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    Welcome. It's a big durned boat and there's always plenty of room so have another piece of pie with us!

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    Welcome

    I'm a lurking Athena (female Clyde) here. It's not what you weigh, it's how often you ride

    I'm going from an all-time high of 210 to 185, and I'm trying to make it down to 165. On a 5'4" frame, I'll always be an Athena
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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes
    Welcome

    I'm a lurking Athena (female Clyde) here. It's not what you weigh, it's how often you ride

    I'm going from an all-time high of 210 to 185, and I'm trying to make it down to 165. On a 5'4" frame, I'll always be an Athena
    For what it's worth, I've always preferred an Athena to a bag of bones skinny gal!
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    Is Athena weight 150 or 175 lbs? And why do Athenas get to be called "Athenas", while we have to put up with "clydesdales"? Why can't we be called "Apollo" or, even better, "Hercules"? I don't want to be named after the stupid horses that pull the Budweiser wagon!

    Ok, I guess that is a little more incentive to lose the pounds.

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    For whatt it's worth, CLydesdales didn't get bred to pull wagons, they were originally the strongest warhorse in the world, bred exclusively for heavy cavalry.
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    warhorse for heavy cavalry..

    I like that
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    I am also new to the forum and am feeling the same. Glad to have a home here. It is a funny transition coming from being a college football player where you are constantly are trying to put weight on. Now that weight does me no good. 6'2" 275 and on the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    For whatt it's worth, CLydesdales didn't get bred to pull wagons, they were originally the strongest warhorse in the world, bred exclusively for heavy cavalry.
    I suppose there is a connection. Still, it would be better to be named after a Greek god. Instead of "clydesdale", I want to be called "Zeus". Then I can say that the Athenas give me a headache.

    BTW: I'm just having fun, so don't take offense! Does anyone know of the origin of the names? Who was the first to come up with the name "clydesdale", and who was it set the weight limit to 200lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    I suppose there is a connection. Still, it would be better to be named after a Greek god. Instead of "clydesdale", I want to be called "Zeus". Then I can say that the Athenas give me a headache.

    BTW: I'm just having fun, so don't take offense! Does anyone know of the origin of the names? Who was the first to come up with the name "clydesdale", and who was it set the weight limit to 200lbs?
    The Origin of the Clydesdale is the town of Clyde in Scotland...where the best warhorses on earth were bred. After the advent of gunpowder, the Clydesdale became a draft horse to preserve the breed, being the strongest horse on earth. They are stronger than Morgans! The usage of the term in cycling, I would imagine, came as a result of the heavier riders being strong as a horse!
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    hell I like the fact they pull the bud wagon. I might have to get one of those towable trailers and fill it with ice and brew, just to show tribute to my big 4 legged friends of beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoulMouthFool
    hell I like the fact they pull the bud wagon. I might have to get one of those towable trailers and fill it with ice and brew, just to show tribute to my big 4 legged friends of beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrowe
    The Origin of the Clydesdale is the town of Clyde in Scotland...where the best warhorses on earth were bred. After the advent of gunpowder, the Clydesdale became a draft horse to preserve the breed, being the strongest horse on earth. They are stronger than Morgans! The usage of the term in cycling, I would imagine, came as a result of the heavier riders being strong as a horse!
    As with all things I'm sure there are a few folks that might argue a Belgian is stronger than a Clydesdale, but since I don't own either I'm not the one to decide. I don't care what they call me as long as they are handing over the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies after I've moved the heavy things off the trail or roasted them on the dh runs...

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    Do Athenas drink lots of beer too? Or do they drink watered down wine?



    You'll have to excuse all these Classics references. I was a grad assistant to a Classics prof for four years. He always told his students that familiarity with Greek Civ would come in handy at cocktail parties, but I think I've found another venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Do Athenas drink lots of beer too? Or do they drink watered down wine?



    You'll have to excuse all these Classics references. I was a grad assistant to a Classics prof for four years. He always told his students that familiarity with Greek Civ would come in handy at cocktail parties, but I think I've found another venue.
    In Greece they'd drink the wine and in Egypt, where beer was invented, they'd drink the beer!
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    Athenas were originally called fillys, but they disagreed with the name, so the lady Clydes went searching for another name. Technically they're Junoesqe, but somehow they settled on Athenas. I would guess that has something to do with Athena being the goddess of war and the patron goddess of the Amazons, who were large, athletic women who were the martial equal of any man...

    The first references to Clydesdales I'm aware of were in Triathlons, and I've heard a rumor that someone called a big rider a 'hoss' and his reply was, "I'm not just a 'hoss', I'm a f'n Clydesdale'. The name stuck. In cycling, we've just adopted the Triathlon name and weight limits.
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    [QUOTE=[I]Guyechka] Is Athena weight 150 or 175 lbs? [/I]

    I believe the Clydesdale and Athena weight categories are based on the US Triathalon regulations - 200 lbs and 150 respectively.

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