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Overweight man to spend $$$

Old 01-09-07, 11:46 AM
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Old 01-09-07, 11:49 AM
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Now that is pretty funny right there....other than the part where he is 3 lbs lighter than me. But I am 2" taller...

Time to go buy a lighter bottle cage....
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Sounds like 10% of the guys on this forum.
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I resemble that remark. Ok, so I'm only twenty pounds over ideal weight, but still...
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Old 01-09-07, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Cypress
Sounds like 10% of the guys on this forum.
Originally Posted by Shall Remain Nameless
It clearly is easier to push the bike (Soloist Carbon) over 22 mph and up than my non-aero Trek. Below this and the added responsiveness is probably a function of weight rather than aero. The Trek remains a sweet bike for 18-22 mph rides with a group.
What do you mean, Cypress?
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
I resemble that remark. Ok, so I'm only twenty pounds over ideal weight, but still...
There is actually a guy in our neck of the woods who rides a litespeed and weighs 300lbs down from his 400 when he started.
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Lolol.

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Best blog of the year !
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That would make a great article for The Onion.
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What's wrong with chugging Yoohoo before a ride?
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
There is actually a guy in our neck of the woods who rides a litespeed and weighs 300lbs down from his 400 when he started.
So tell me, what bike should he be riding? And what should our fictional Mr. Blog guy be riding?

If someone loses 100 pounds by riding they ought to get a medal, not laughed at because of their choice of bicycles. The guy is out trying to save his life (literally) and he gets ragged on. Nice. If having a nice bike gets him out there more often, good for him.
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I think the point is going to extreme measures to lower the weight of your bike - when it is sure easier to lower your weight.

With his reasoning, this is one Accountant that I don't want doing my taxes. Probably tell me that if I stopped making so much money I wouldn't pay so much tax.
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Originally Posted by crtreedude
I think the point is going to extreme measures to lower the weight of your bike - when it is sure easier to lower your weight.
Hell, if I weighed that much, you can be damn sure id get the lightest bike posisble.
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The guy weights 215lbs. If he didn't ride he would probably weight 260. The blogger could go to work for the NY Times as a political reporter. He shows no bias.
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Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
So tell me, what bike should he be riding? And what should our fictional Mr. Blog guy be riding?

If someone loses 100 pounds by riding they ought to get a medal, not laughed at because of their choice of bicycles. The guy is out trying to save his life (literally) and he gets ragged on. Nice. If having a nice bike gets him out there more often, good for him.
I wasn't laughing at him, I am actually shocked someone this large would actually get out there and buy such an expensive, bike, and I was just responding on this, not to make fun of him, (Hence the reason why I pointed out his 100 lb weightloss) I am shocked because I don't know how a guy who is 400 lbs all of a sudden decides to buy said bike and exercise his weight off, it was hard for me to do this and I weighed in at 265 a year ago , and I am down to 205 right now.
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It says he rides his bike TWICE a month. I'd hardly call that a concerted effort to lose weight or exercise.
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Originally Posted by crtreedude
I think the point is going to extreme measures to lower the weight of your bike - when it is sure easier to lower your weight.

With his reasoning, this is one Accountant that I don't want doing my taxes. Probably tell me that if I stopped making so much money I wouldn't pay so much tax.
spending money and buying equipment is quick and easy, losing weight takes time and effort
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I wonder what he does with his "heavy" bikes?
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Originally Posted by HDWound
It says he rides his bike TWICE a month. I'd hardly call that a concerted effort to lose weight or exercise.
If we are to believe Mr. blogger I'd say he's quite infatuated with the portly cyclist. Seems to know everything he does and eats.
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Wow people are actually reading this as a serious blog.....
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
Wow people are actually reading this as a serious blog.....

That's what I was thinking. Just trying to keep the pot stirred.
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
I wasn't laughing at him, I am actually shocked someone this large would actually get out there and buy such an expensive, bike, and I was just responding on this, not to make fun of him, (Hence the reason why I pointed out his 100 lb weightloss) I am shocked because I don't know how a guy who is 400 lbs all of a sudden decides to buy said bike and exercise his weight off, it was hard for me to do this and I weighed in at 265 a year ago , and I am down to 205 right now.
Others were laughing at him. Dropping $3k on a nice bike might have pushed him a bit more to go out and ride.

Maybe it's just me, but I like cool bikes. I like to see rolling art and bling out there and I'm not all that concerned if folks ride it twice a month or twice a day.

But most of all I like seeing people out riding. That's cool. That's one more person out there who's looking for a cyclist instead of running us over.

The rest is just petty.
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
What's wrong with chugging Yoohoo before a ride?
It's the Yoohoo MIDRIDE with the CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN and the STEAK SANDWICH that will get ya.
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Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
So tell me, what bike should he be riding? And what should our fictional Mr. Blog guy be riding?

If someone loses 100 pounds by riding they ought to get a medal, not laughed at because of their choice of bicycles. The guy is out trying to save his life (literally) and he gets ragged on. Nice. If having a nice bike gets him out there more often, good for him.
+1. It's his money, why shouldn't he decide how best to enjoy the use of it.
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