I'm a mini-Clyde who needs to loose 25 lbs. to get down to 185 or so at which time I'll tender my resignation from this forum. I've always been one to add weight all over so an extra 20+ lbs or so doesn't sound an alarm as when the weight goes to one place, for example, the belly.
I've made an alarming observation regarding older male cyclists and I'd like some feedback. Namely, there seems to be a fair occurrence of a pot belly among older (late 50's + I would guess) male cyclists who look otherwise very fit. Now since I'm in my early 60's I'm wondering if I have reason to be concerned about the anatomic results that will be produced by this otherwise excellent means of recreation.
What's the deal? Are these individuals whose body type just naturally holds onto fat in that one locations despite thousand of miles of cycling or is there something about cycling that creates this phenomenon?