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Old 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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my riding buddies are always amazed at how fast i am.what the lard asses fail to realize is power to weight ratio. at 130# its like my bike lost 50-80 pounds. the dummies haven't figured it out and i ain't telling.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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That was my secrete for many years too - at 5' 7'' I was under 120lbs until my mid 40's. My bikes were always faster, and when I stripped them down they were faster still. They just thought I was a good rider.

You don't see many lard arses in MotoGP, or any other motorcycle sport for that matter. It's stupid to carry that sort of handicap.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:54 AM   #5
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One of the UK bike magazines did a story a couple of years back. It was about a chap who raced Enduro who weighed about 300 pounds. Even then he used to regularly get podium finishes. Once he lost about 140 pounds, no one could touch him.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:02 AM   #6
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:24 AM   #7
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The fatter and happier I get the less I care how fast anybody else is
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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God forbid I ever lose weight, I would never be able to use that as an excuse for being slow anymore
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:40 AM   #10
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Funny thing, I'm shedding a few pounds to "hot rod" the GS! I thought I was the only one adjusting the power to weight ratio through diet, and excercise!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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Does that work for reducing injury too?

I imagine that my 160# tumbles to the side of the trail with less impact than people with more mass. I have no proof . . .
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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Does that work for reducing injury too?

I imagine that my 160# tumbles to the side of the trail with less impact than people with more mass. I have no proof . . .
I have not read anything formal re: motorcycle crashes. For automobile crashes, however, men in their 40s with a bit of a beer gut have the best survival rate (when in the driver's seat at least).

Being slightly overweight is generally healthier than being your 'ideal' rate, when it comes to your ability to resist injury/disease. People incorrectly extrapolate from the fact that being considerably overweight is much worse, than the ideal weight, that it must be a gradient, whereby as you lose more weight, it improves, which is not the case.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #13
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I have not read anything formal re: motorcycle crashes. For automobile crashes, however, men in their 40s with a bit of a beer gut have the best survival rate (when in the driver's seat at least).

Being slightly overweight is generally healthier than being your 'ideal' rate, when it comes to your ability to resist injury/disease. People incorrectly extrapolate from the fact that being considerably overweight is much worse, than the ideal weight, that it must be a gradient, whereby as you lose more weight, it improves, which is not the case.

god i love u

as a person,lol

can i quote u,

the extra weight is saving my life dear, lol

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #14
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god i love u

as a person,lol

can i quote u,

the extra weight is saving my life dear, lol

cheers
I love you too.

Here are some quotable articles for you to justify the beers and cakes. I read the same stories in a more highbrow paper (the UK Times), it's just that doesn't have the same presence online, hence the quotes from the Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...nterparts.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...t-dummies.html

Just re-calculated my BMI to see where I fall and I am right on the threshold between overweight and mildly obese, so I am the optimum weight for my height for survivability from crashes, illness and for a long life.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #15
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Unfortunately, the OP, whose skinny ass, no doubt, I could kick... has a point. But fortunately for me, I've lost over 100lbs in the last year, which is why I'm back on a bike I consider my continued weight loss to be the best "mod" I can make to improve my bike's performance.
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