Originally Posted by Gummee!
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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