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Old 09-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #25388
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Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
Only going uphill

The rest is power vs aerodynamics. The guy I rode with last nite (C) is a big guy. He's NOT fat tho. The minute the road goes up, he (and I) are OTB as the skinny SOBs climb away from us

Considering only the physics of bicycling, that's true. But I'm thinking of the added strain on his pulmonary system in supplying oxygen and nutrients to all those fat cells. It's not the same as wearing a backpack filled with 50 lbs of rocks. That would be bad enough, but being fat means that his body is expending a lot more energy than mine just keeping those fat cells alive.
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