But I have not always been fat, nor have I always been a cyclist. I have, however, always been a rambling blowhard. It’s a curse.
In the days ahead, I will talk about some of the following:
- Why I am fat
- Why I love to ride my bike
- Why it’s crucial that I lose 30 pounds in the next three months
- My craziest year ever (see “Why I am fat”)
First, though, I will tell you about what I did last weekend: Ride Around White Rim in One Day (affectionately known as RAWROD ‘05) — a 100 mile mountain bike ride in Canyonlands Nat’l Park, UT, over the course of about ten hours. Because while I am unquestionably fat, I have been doing endurance rides for around nine years now, which means I am perhaps not without hope.
Today’s weight: 188.6lbs. On a 5′8″ guy, that’s fat.