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I sat on my mtb...(4 posts)

I sat on my mtb...Leisure
Apr 4, 2002 4:21 AM
The shock compressed almost half way. I figgered it leaked, so I checked the pressure and it was fine. Sat on it again and it sagged the same amount. Drained the shock, repumped, still sagged. Couldn't figure it out. Then I noticed the scale at work.
Don't get me wrong, I actually wanted to gain weight after dropping to 152 late last Summer, but twenty pounds was a bit more than I was ready for, especially since I know what most of it actually is. I'm not depressed or anything, but boy what a shock. Luckily, I don't feel any slower this time of the year than in previous seasons. I'm looking at myself in the mirror trying to figure out where it all is. I'm 5'7". It's pretty mysterious to me.
Someone at work told me you tend to fill-out in the mid to late twenties, getting thicker and such. Never knew this, but maybe it makes sense. Or maybe I'm overreacting. What have you guys observed personally?
re: 10lbs/4 weekscyclopathic
Apr 4, 2002 4:40 AM
after crash I went from 136lbs to 146 in less then 4 weeks.
Turned out half of it can be contributed to excessive salt consumption
re: 10lbs/4 weekselviento
Apr 4, 2002 7:24 AM
I can feel your pain, brother. I had a ski accident and couldn't ride or work out for 8 weeks. Gained easily 8 pounds in the first 4 weeks.

When I can ride, I can eat whatever I like and still be within a reasonable weight range. Really if you do 10 hours of riding each week, it's about 2lbs of weight.

For the other question, I think you definitely become thicker in your late twenties. Even my head grew visibly bigger since college. Sigh...
re: 10lbs/4 weeksRide-Fly
Apr 4, 2002 10:47 AM
And starting in the mid to late 30s, you start to lose muscle and bone density, especially if you don't work out w/ weights. So basically, this compounded action of gaining more body fat and losing density, you may not even know you are trading
i good weight
for
i bad weight.
Sucks to get older!!!