A guy names John wrote me and said only, “Fat is the new thin.” And he linked to this article in the NY Times titled The Bicycling Paradox: Fit Doesn’t Have to Mean Thin .
Good news from where I’m sitting fat, round and happy.
“When I first got into cycling, I would see cyclists and say, ‘O.K., that’s not what I perceive a cyclist to be,’ ” said Michael Berry, an exercise physiologist at Wake Forest University. Dr. Berry had been a competitive runner, and he thought good cyclists would look like good runners — rail-thin and young.
But, Dr. Berry added, “I quickly learned that when I was riding with someone with a 36-inch waist, I could be looking at the back of their waist when they rode away from me.”
All hail the 36 inch waist.by