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Fat man in a little kit. How to get more aero.

Old 06-18-11, 02:26 PM
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Fat man in a little kit. How to get more aero.

Took a pre-ride picture of my soon to be retired red kit, my choice for the first year riding road so far.

Canari jersey, pearl liners, and Nike baseball sliding shorts.

I thought I would demonstrate how I can lose 20lbs for those climbs.

20lbs less.



Before.



Yes, I am very wise.
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Looks like the same picture twice.
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Old 06-18-11, 02:35 PM
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Dude, I hope you're not starting a "I'm fatter than you are" thread.

This could get ugly quick if you are.
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Old 06-18-11, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Looks like the same picture twice.
The second pic he's relaxed his "paunch" but he doesn't even know what a real aero-belly looks like I don't think.
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Old 06-18-11, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by iheartbenben View Post
Yes, I am very wise.
No. You are not.
A bit of a round belly is more aero than a flat belly.
On top of that your bibs aren't fitting well enough to be truly aero.
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Old 06-18-11, 02:41 PM
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You're supposed to tuck it down, not up.
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Lycra shorts should not be loose at the hemline. You need to work those guads
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Originally Posted by iheartbenben View Post
Canari jersey, pearl liners, and Nike baseball sliding shorts.
really??
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Old 06-18-11, 10:08 PM
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New stuff in monday, Pearl bibs. This is mostly to anger people here.
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Originally Posted by mmmdonuts View Post
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Bizarre.
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Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Looks like the same picture twice.
One is blurrier.
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I can win the fat pic contest.... For a while, but i'm not submitting until I see the prize list.
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Originally Posted by davesax36 View Post
I can win the fat pic contest.... For a while, but i'm not submitting until I see the prize list.
Just Imagine, Dave.

For maybe a day. A day and a half. You.

You will be the center of the 41.

Post that picture, Dave.

And know what it's like to be:

fill in the blank here
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Old 06-19-11, 08:29 PM
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Is that the outfit you wear to tickle construction workers in?
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I thought the "tickler" was a gal...
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Apparently not.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Dude, I hope you're not starting a "I'm fatter than you are" thread.

This could get ugly quick if you are.
The let's cut it off right now.
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Originally Posted by Jay-W View Post
I thought the "tickler" was a gal...
No, he giggled like a little girl.
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A school girl.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
No, he giggled like a little girl.
he's lucky to be in one piece.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Is that the outfit you wear to tickle construction workers in?

Oh wait, I had forgotten all about that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
No, he giggled like a little girl.
Yes, and the main motivation for getting a different kit.

Besides, how do you know that is me? Maybe even THIS picture is me! Maybe they're all of me!


I'm tired, I have to go pour my OJ in the toliet with the window open.
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