Epic fatness. To me that is what I’d describe this image from late 2010, nearly 4 years from today’s posting. Prior to riding I never checked my weight, it was of little concern at the time. At the time I didn’t have a scale, which is crazy to think now as I still check my weight daily.
School, eat, sleep, cars and eat more. Fried foods, eating out, drinking beer, sleeping in and being just a general lazy ass. I estimate I was around 240 lbs in this picture, thick everywhere and generally not healthy. This is and will be the heaviest point in my life. Looking at the BMI chart I was grossly overweight from my weight and even body type. My love for riding and being outdoors isn’t even a fiction of my imagination and had no concerns that I was in an overweight whirlwind pool.
Fast forward to recent times, weight is steady at 165lbs. One of my proudest moments to date, a 1st place finish in a popular late season mountain bike race. My first 1st place finish in men’s open (normally stacked with all the fast riders) with over a 10 minute spread from the 2nd place finisher. Everything aligned for this race, which I had been working on and building up to my whole life, with an epic journey the last 4 years.