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For the weight winies to ponder (Not strictly bike related)(9 posts)

For the weight winies to ponder (Not strictly bike related)kilimanjaro
Mar 7, 2003 2:19 PM
My 18 month daughter had a checkup today. Her butt-naked weight is 18.5 lbs. I weighed her at the same Dr. office two weeks ago fully clothed (no heavy jacket, we live in Souther California), with shoes and a dry diaper and the scale tipped 20lb. Keep in mind she is so small that she is off the chart on height and weight for a 18 month old (but very healthy).

Now imagine how much the average male roadie (5'10" 160 lb+) outfit weighs (helmet, jersey, maybe a jacket, underlayer, short, socks, shoes, and gasp, gloves). The weight is probably comaparable to one of those super light race frames (fork excluded). So next time you want to rocket up that hill ...
Huh?filtersweep
Mar 7, 2003 3:57 PM
What could you be putting on an 18 mo old that weighs THAT much- short of lead weights to slow her down? I say she GAINED 1.5 lbs in two days (they do that at that age, you know), or she missed dropping the kids off at the pool...
So what you are saying is that we shouldn't wear helmets?Bruno S
Mar 7, 2003 5:50 PM
So what you are saying is that we shouldn't wear helmets?Thorman
Mar 8, 2003 5:32 AM
I think what he's saying is that we should ride naked, well not completely naked, a helmet is mandatory. Riding without a helmet just doesn't make sense.

Thorman
http://www.ScottThor.com
Yeah Yeah that's the ticket (nm)TREKY
Mar 7, 2003 8:39 PM
I'm going to drill holes in my socks. (nm)bludoggy
Mar 8, 2003 8:59 AM
Bwahaha(nm)dave_w
Mar 8, 2003 12:12 PM
What do you mean ? I've already got holes in my socks......MR_GRUMPY
Mar 8, 2003 3:27 PM
Road today in the snow. Extra clothes weighed 4.5 lbs. (nm)TFerguson
Mar 8, 2003 4:17 PM