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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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fat people can wheelie easier
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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, 05:40 AM   #8
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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, 05:41 AM   #9
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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, 06:18 AM   #10
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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 02-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #11
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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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Old 02-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #12
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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.
only if you can catch me lard ass
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #13
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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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I guess that's why Kevin Windham is so slow. At 185#'s you shouldn't have any problem kicking his ass.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #14
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #15
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Sure, you girly men are faster. But I'm sick of picking up your bikes for you because you can't!


Signed, 250 lb man on 250cc bike.
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