- 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 8 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.
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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 8 years ago
Yeah, I guess BMI score would be the way to do it.Posted 8 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.njee20Subscriber
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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.
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