Been riding bikes since I can remember 4-5 years old, and would go on little 10 mile trips as a kid 3-4 times/week
I was lean and maybe a little too thin, but not like I am now.
Fast forward to college, eat tons of dorm food, hittin the gym, beer and parties, and trying to look good to impress the girls also meant 3 weight gain shakes a day, lol. 2-4 miles of riding/day to class.
A solid 175lbs @ 6'0 and 8% bodyfat (where I desire to be)
I move to go to a different school and I'm 3 miles from campus. So I was riding home in between classes 3-4 times day 5x/week.
I dropped to 165lbs @ 10%bf
Then I get a fixed gear, and this is the most fun I've ever had riding, I totally give up driving anywhere, and start riding to the grocery store/work/school/weekend trail rides.
I dropped to 155lbs @ 10%bf after 6 months riding fixed
Not really all that worried I keep riding, and try to eat more. I had a pretty bad crash 4 months ago and went to the ER, and when they weighed me
144lbs, bf unknown 18 months later riding fixed
Unable to ride for the next month, and being doped up on vicoden I didn't really care about anything. Then as soon as I could ride again I was doing 40-60 miles/day
148lbs @ 10% bf
Now I'm going to farmers market and eating as much healthy calorie dense food as possible (avocados, banana, potatoes) with weight gain shakes, oatmeal, rice, beans, ground beef, milk, peanut butter, nuts, etc.
And I can't get over 150lbs @ 10% bf after 2 years and a few months of riding fixed.
Eating fast food & simple carbs does not allow me to gain weight, only complex carbs, and lean meats.
I tried riding a geared bike and felt completely out of control when coasting, I switch my gearing every couple months to keep my legs from getting used to something...I'm kind of at a loss other than to cut down on biking...
Anyone else have this problem? What do you do?