This article appeared in Velonews recently. Its a story about the various levels of good that cycling and a cycling community can achieve. It also has a mental health aspect (surprise, surprise)!
All the best.
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Sounds like he hasn't hard the F..k off fatty that you get in many bike shops in Adelaide.
I hope he reaches his goals and has some fun in the meantime.
I thought that I was big when I started, my 20kg loss seams trivial to this guy. Inspirational
I would suggest a 20Kg loss to be bulk (pun intended) inspirational!
Wow, good on him, amazing.
And it just reaffirms what we all know, that cycling is one of the best activities.
Wow! That is such positive stuff. And how tall is that guy? He seems to tower above the other cyclists! Oh 6'1" :-p
"Gagnon has one rule for those who ride with him: Kit up. This stems from his “Spandex Theory,” which postulates that in order to lose weight, he had to stop hiding."
The aspect of "not hiding any more" is something I had not thought of before. So my sometimes inital reaction of "Quelle horreur!" on seeing some MAMILs may have been uncaring and inappropriate.
(Even so, I won't be purchasing a Lycra kit.)
I wouldn't worry David. I once swore that I would never wear lycra.
I now have cupboards full of the stuff, much of it ill-fitting!
How inspirational! Good on him!
From a sad, lonely person, whose only "friend" was food, to this happy, healthier cyclist that he is today. He will just keep on getting fitter and healthier all the time as he keeps on cycling.
Update on this story. Its been picked up by NPR in the States as the close to their "All Things Considered" segment.
A link to the audio is HERE