THE ROCBIKE REVIEW #3: THE FAT CYCLIST. Jason Crane interviews Eldon “Fatty” Nelson, impresario of FatCyclist.com, one of the most popular bike blogs on the Web. Fatty started the site as a way to lose weight by publicly humiliating himself, but his quick wit and strong writing have turned FatCyclist.com into a vibrant online community for cyclists of all kinds. Readers have followed his trips to the Leadville 100, his humorous quiz questions, and his generous giveaways. He’s even used the site to turn a difficult family struggle into an uplifting chance for everyone to do the right thing. Recently, he became the humor columnist for BikeRadar.com. And he lost the weight, too.

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