I've been thinking about getting a bike. I'm sure that many of us have...this morning I wanted to get a car wash for my poor beleaguered Civic, so I went to fill up at the station that has the car wash...regular was over $4.
But here's the thing - I've been wondering about my weight and bike safety. This is not something that most people who ride probably worry about, but then most people you see out riding around here look like a cross between and alien and an insect trying out for the Tour de France. I will never be those people - it's not in my genes to be (besides, I'd lose that cute ass I have). And I know that certain things are only built for certain weights of people.*
So I typed "weight" and "bike" into google. I, of course, found a lecture about not getting too hung up on the weight of the bike. Yeah, that's not really my concern. Then I typed in "bike riding for fat people" and I found Super Sized Cycles. How absolutely fabulous is that?
The drawback? I'm guessing, when I buy one, it's going to come in a box all set for me to put it together.
*My father climbed a ladder (a ladder that he had climbed many times before) which was rated for something like 400 lbs. He was painting the side of our house at the second story when the ladder gave out from under him. Apparently, according to the lawyers for the company my parents tried to sue, everyone should know that when the ladder is extended the weight of the person should be multiplied by 2 (or some such nonsense). The fall shattered my father's ankle, and they lost the lawsuit.