Barn Door Cycling
This blog is going to be a chronicle of my cycling life, staying focused on the experiences of an overweight cyclist. I’ll be writing about my weight loss, my riding and the characters I’ve met and reviewing equipment I use. There could be a little humor mixed in there here and there.
I’m 31 this year and have been fat my whole life and riding for most of it. I think you can be a totally successful cyclist even if you are fat. You can ride centuries, keep up on a group ride and have a good time, but in no way could you be as fast as if you were lighter. If that doesn’t matter to you, then I congratulate you, you’ve reached a level of zen that I’ll probably never reach, because right now I want to get fast… and I want to be more comfortable and have a better time too.
Besides my cycling and blogging careers I teach 8th grade art, have a wonderful, supportive wife, own a home and look forward to one day having some kids.
If you’re wondering about the name, Barn Door Cycling, that has to do with the phrase, “like riding behind a barn door.” I’ve heard it several times from riders behind me enjoying what they claim to be the best draft short of a tractor trailer.
Just read my About Me page, not much has changed. I’m 36 now. Can’t believe I’ve kept up this blog for 5 years. I’m about 50 pounds lighter then when I started the blog, but most of that came off in the first year.
Probably the biggest change is that I’m no longer an art teacher, I’m a mailman now. Still married, still no kids.