I am the UK's fastest, fattest mountain bike racer.
I’m probably not really, but you can’t beat a controversial topic title for saving a thread from the obscurity of dropping off page 1 with no replies. 😉
I threw down the Chunky Challenge at Hit the North last year and nobody took it up, so I think I can rightfully claim to be the fastest 90+kg rider at that event.
This year, I’ll make it a bit more general.
Some of us are never going to catch the racing snakes who win endurance events, so let’s have a challenge of our own to add some interest.
The rules are open to discussion, but I’m thinking no minimum weight limit or waist size, just anyone who thinks wearing XXL lycra shorts in public is acceptable behaviour.
Not all events have a veteran’s class, so I can’t see them ever having a heavyweight class, so this will have to be all unofficial.Posted 9 years ago
I ride as fast as I can, but at the end of the day, I’m just a chubby duffer riding a bike round and round a field looking for like minded and like bodied people to race against.
If you want to join in, sign up here.
I would Graham but I’m just too heavy!Posted 9 years ago
most of the crap fatties are riding bikes in Belgium this weekend at the SSEC so you’ll have little competition. Get yourself to the SSUK in september and you can have drinking competitions the night before/during and after and ride singlespeeds with lardy dress wearing attetnionmongers 😀Posted 9 years ago
Cough Lardy?Posted 9 years ago
I wasn’t thinking of you darling (well not in that context anyway) 😉
not in Belgium ?Posted 9 years ago
Did’nt there used to be a Clydesdale class for the larger rider, or was that just in the U.S ?Posted 9 years ago
i will take you in fastest vegan and we get lardy v skinny thrown in for freePosted 9 years ago
Winner gets to feel even more superior than we usually do 8)
i will take you in fastest vegan and we get lardy v skinny thrown in for free
Winner gets to feel even more
superiormiserable and craving bacon than we usually do
that’s better 😆Posted 9 years ago
Would consider it ….. but if skinny little scrawny 90Kg runts can be involved why bother????
(130KG)Fastest really fat Barsteward around (probably not really though).
DavidPosted 9 years ago
I’ll take you on Graham – currently obese on the BMI, and finding it no obstacle to climbing like a mountain goat, and descending like the wrath of God. Just name the challenge – but please no endurance bolex, I’ve got pies and ale to see to.Posted 9 years ago
😆 @tazzyPosted 9 years ago
Think there should be a minimum weight limit or something BMI related!Posted 9 years ago
its not whos going the fastest, its whos having the most fun.Posted 9 years ago
i think someone famous said that, but i cant remember who.
im in the 130kg class too.
Yeah, I guess BMI score would be the way to do it.Posted 9 years ago
Mine’s currently 27.5, so I suggest we set that as the lower limit, otherwise I’ll end up excluded from my own challenge.
We could set the limit at 30, which is the official definition of obesity. It just means that at 6’1″, I’d have to drink 9 litres of water before the weigh in at the start of the race to make 104kg.
Well at 5ft5 n3/4 and 92 kgI think I’m in. Thats a bmi of 32, how do we measure how quick we are? Can we do a rdti? (Relative distance travelled index) given that I am only 5″6′ I think I shouldn’t have to go as far as the 6 footers in the same time?Posted 9 years ago
Junkyard – Member
i will take you in fastest vegan
The US certainly did have a Clydesdale category for you fat buggers.
Personally, I think you should just lose some weight, rather than celebrate your life shortening girth…
**jogs away casually, knowing the fatties will be distracted by pie rather than giving chase**
🙂Posted 9 years ago
just anyone who thinks wearing XXL lycra shorts in public is acceptable behaviour.
and for that reason I’m out.
6’2″ 105kg safely encased in baggies thank you.Posted 9 years ago
Can we call it the Fray-Bentos class…
My uni mates tied empty Fray-Bentos tins to my bumper when I got married.Posted 9 years ago
😯Posted 9 years ago
90kg? surely that’s about average weight for STWers 😕
riding round a field is incredibly dull, I reckon you should put an event for fatties on at Glencoe DH track, it’d be like a human easter egg rolling sesion. 😀 There’s a decent cafe at the bottom fo full english breakfasts 😉Posted 9 years ago
US races do indeed have a Clydesdale class.
You need to have a speed/fatness ratio. So the 130kg riders would not have to go as fast.
OR just have handicap race. Everyone has to wear weights to get them up to 130kg. That’d wipe the smug grin off Njee’s face I’m sure 😉Posted 9 years ago
I weight 91.6 kg, but would not describe myself as fat. I’m 6′ 5″ so am getting close to racing snake territory.
How about going for a %bodyfat classification instead?Posted 9 years ago
I’m over 90 kilos, but riding round a field? You can F*******g keep it.
👿Posted 9 years ago
Maybe some sort of handicapping system would be the way to go.Posted 9 years ago
10 laps at 130kg = 13 laps at 100kg = 20 laps at 65kg
or 0 laps if you have enjoy riding decent terrainPosted 9 years ago
let’s have a fat class at the next brownbacks race at lee quarry?Posted 9 years ago
If I was still running events I’d have the “Fray Bentos” class. To qualify you would have to heavier than my shed with a bike in it. The winner would get a box of “Waffer-Thin” mints.Posted 9 years ago
Menatal Mickey I am so upset I might write a letter now if only I could find the pen in my handbag
‘Through abstaining from meat, a widely established symbol of power, status and masculinity, it seems that the vegetarian man is perceived as more principled, but less manly, than his omnivorous counterpart….
vegetarians are seen as pacifist, weight-conscious and liberal, while fast-food lovers are perceived as patriotic, pro-nuclear and conservative.
up yours fascist 😉Posted 9 years ago
The steretyping would seem broadly true but IME a vegie would rather date a veggie. Dont care if I am seen as a wimp tbh.
should get a pie eating class sorted, get it sponsored by holland pies who are local to Lee quarry. 1 hour of up and down racing to see who is the fastest fatty 😀
would be the best race class ever 😀Posted 9 years ago
I’m over 90 kilos, but riding round a field?
Why do people think XC racing is riding around a field?Posted 9 years ago
bmi 27.5 here. Apparently ( according to folk on the Wednesday ride) I am a racing snake – that ate a wild boar
so I like the idea of a “pastry positive” racing class especially if there is a super veterans sub category.Posted 9 years ago
Oh, BMI 26.5 here.Posted 9 years ago
Why do people think XC racing is riding around a field?
Because the OP said its what he does?Posted 9 years ago
no improvement in your idiot rating yet then molgrips? 😉Posted 9 years ago
i can ride a bit for a fat bloke………….when well.Posted 9 years ago
130kg’s and 33% bmi.
94kg and 12% bf here. Wouldn’t take much to get down to 90kg and 10%.
Not sure I’d want to be associated with Chunkies mind. 😳Posted 9 years ago
Apparently not GW. Although that seems to be subjective 🙂
If you want to ride around a field take up cyclocross.Posted 9 years ago
21 BMI am I out then?Posted 9 years ago
You would expect a proper cyclist to be a bit heavier as muscle weighs more than fat
That’s what I keep holding onto JY 🙂Posted 9 years ago
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