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Old 04-14-19, 07:36 PM
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He's Baaaaaack

Yes, he whose online nickname shall not be spoken, and wanting you to donate to Patreon, for the inside scoop.

Yes, our friend Eric Hites is really, really, gonna do it this time. Not spending days at hotels enjoying the pool and buffets and Mardi Gras and buying RVs for his wife to drive this time with all the money. I guess that's all gone.

He's about 100 lbs. heavier now though. Re-starting in Jacksonville.

you know what's sad? I want this guy to do it. I really do. Despite his profligate ways, his pretending to ride some of his distance, his total lack of transparency which leads to the suspicion of being a complete charlatan, his blaming everybody but himself, I want the man to do something to improve his health.

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Old 04-14-19, 09:20 PM
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He should post his strava account
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Old 04-15-19, 06:32 AM
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lol for some reason I've been checking his FB page a few days ago...
I remember him saying he really was going to do it about a year ago already...
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Is this the liar that was on Dr Phil?

Like my grandpa used to say:

A thief will steal from you, a murderer will kill you but you never know where you stand with a liar.
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just checked his page again...his car battery died two days ago...and he even has t-shirts for sale now
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As I said the last time this came up, if he had ridden just 5 miles per day since this fiasco started, he could have ridden from Mass to Santa Monica, then turned around and ridden back. Four years is a long time.
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I can't even begin to describe how this idiot makes me feel. then again, I'm working on my weight, down 110 pounds, and slow as clumpy gravy. I know my failures, I own my failures. I blame NOBODY. I'm 268 pounds today, and I approve this message... (And I do not feel like a wheel is going to collapse under me anymore!)
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I can't even begin to describe how this idiot makes me feel. then again, I'm working on my weight, down 110 pounds, and slow as clumpy gravy. I know my failures, I own my failures. I blame NOBODY. I'm 268 pounds today, and I approve this message... (And I do not feel like a wheel is going to collapse under me anymore!)
That's really great-congrats! No more special built wheels. If I am not mistaken, someone donated some custom wheels for Eric last time that are 48 spoke. But even those will have a hard time under 582 pounds.
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lol for some reason I've been checking his FB page a few days ago...
I remember him saying he really was going to do it about a year ago already...
the hardest part of the bike ride is getting on the bike.

When I rode from San Fran to LA, I left my family at the Hotel near Pier 39. Hardest part of the ride was the first 10ft out the door. I met them at home 5 days later
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the hardest part of the bike ride is getting on the bike.

When I rode from San Fran to LA, I left my family at the Hotel near Pier 39. Hardest part of the ride was the first 10ft out the door. I met them at home 5 days later

Nice!
When did you do that ride ?
I've been away for a while and I wasn't even checking Strava
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over a yr n half ago now. Hand down the best ride I've ever done. Only got lost a few time, trusting Google Maps to short cut thru Private land I'd do it again in a heart beat! The Hwy 1 is open from top to bottom now, it was still closed due to the land slide north of Hearst Castle when I did this trip.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1190807310

https://www.strava.com/activities/1192313364

https://www.strava.com/activities/1194008754

https://www.strava.com/activities/1195314279

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Originally Posted by JohnX View Post
Yes, he whose online nickname shall not be spoken, and wanting you to donate to Patreon, for the inside scoop.

Yes, our friend Eric Hites is really, really, gonna do it this time. Not spending days at hotels enjoying the pool and buffets and Mardi Gras and buying RVs for his wife to drive this time with all the money. I guess that's all gone.

He's about 100 lbs. heavier now though. Re-starting in Jacksonville.

you know what's sad? I want this guy to do it. I really do. Despite his profligate ways, his pretending to ride some of his distance, his total lack of transparency which leads to the suspicion of being a complete charlatan, his blaming everybody but himself, I want the man to do something to improve his health.
https://www.google.com/search?client...s&q=profligate

Has inflation gotten out of control or can I find some really good ten cent words to use when posting?

Nah, I'm a cheapskate.
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you know what's sad? I want this guy to do it. I really do.
He won't. He's never met an excuse he didn't like, he never met a troll he couldn't blame and he never met good advice he'd actually take.

I feel bad for his parents, although he's squarely their fault. 40+ years old, morbidly obese and living in their living room like a giant leech is no way to go through life.

He went home to get in shape and in control of his weight and actually got worse. He did nothing for three years! THREE YEARS! All he really had to do is get off his expanding ass and walk around the block (he has a dog!) 2x a day and he'd probably be dramatically lighter.

He is literally his own worst enemy.
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