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Old 02-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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LOL, faster on BIKES! 25 years ago, my group of snowmobile buds asked along a co-worker we had all come to know. He had just bought a fast machine from Yamaha (Exciter 570) and we all had similar high powered (at the time) hot-rods. The cabin we rented was on a lake where multiple drag races were simultaneously going on most of the time. Our new riding bud Donny was ALWAYS waaayyy behind, all 140 lbs. of him. We ribbed the hell out of him, for being slow, told hime "don't be AFRAID, squeeze the throttle ALL THE WAY!" which prompted him to scream, "GODDAMMIT, I AM!!!!" "There must be something wriong with your machine, let me try it" I said. I promptly dusted him on his own machine. The smoke shot out his ears... even after lot's of evening beer drinking, lie telling and needling, the ruse was maintained.

Two weeks later, at coffee break at work, I revealed that all of us 240 lb. fat asses had a very real traction advantage (studded or not) over the same machine with a light rider. The lake was too short for the top-end advantage of a light rider to come into play.
Damn, was he pissed!!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #17
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Funny thing is, 20 years and 20 pounds past my skinny days I can still get down a trail faster than most of you skinny little guys. Remember, almost all of us were built like that once upon a time. Which is why I ride a 640 now. It doesn't seem to be overly concerned with that extra 20 pounds.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #18
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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, 02:01 PM   #19
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130lbs.......Ah to be twelve again.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #20
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Sure, I could stand to lose um, well... a lot. Several stone, let's say.

But then I'd need to recalibrate the suspension on all my bikes.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #21
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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.
This.

And who do your friends call over to help them get the bike/atv out when it is up to its rear axle in dirt ?

Yep 250 pound guy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:00 AM   #22
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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, 03:07 AM   #23
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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

cheers
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:41 AM   #24
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130lbs.......Ah to be twelve again.

I was 90lbs when I turned 13.....155 when I turned 14 (not to mention 9 inches taller).

Can you say growing pains.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #25
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #26
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In my hillclimbing days, we used to add lightness to go faster.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #27
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I was 90lbs when I turned 13.....155 when I turned 14 (not to mention 9 inches taller).

Can you say growing pains.
THIS!!!! is what my son is doing to me right now....as we speak he's probably growing 2"
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #28
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I'd rather be slow and get to sit at the grown-up table...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #29
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Walked into my first day of high school at age 14 at 220 lbs. 28 years later I am at 235.........I have been a heavyweight for a long, long time . But that is why the moto gods have seen fit to bless us with the 950 Super Enduro.......regardless of that.....I am still not fast.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #30
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I can safely say I'm the aberation then... skinny and slow! The one real advantage I've found to being skinny is that you don't have the momentum to be thrown as far as the fat guys when you do loop or highside the bike, I know, I've experimented endlessly!














You also don't have the padding to protect your bones, DAMHIK
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