13th of Novembre – Epic Fatness

 November 7, 2010 in Florance, Italy with my beautiful future wife!
November 7, 2010 in Florance, Italy with my beautiful future wife!

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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.

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Hard earned 4th Place Finish @ Grand Junction Offroad
Hard earned 4th Place Finish @ Grand Junction Offroad
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