I was going through some old pictures recently, and came across a few that curled my toes a bit. I’ve previously talked about the period of time, about 3 years ago now, when I weighed over 200 pounds. I wasn’t kidding.
This next photo isn’t for the squeamish. You’ve been warned.
Do not attempt to adjust the contrast of your monitor. I was just that pasty.
I don’t think I had a chin–it looks like my neck swallowed it. Good lord. I don’t remember being fat (overweight, high BMI, whatever you want to call it). I don’t remember being unhealthy. Holy crap. It’s a little bit of a change to now.
These next two pics may be even less forgivable.
If you jump in the way-back machine and go back several road bikes, my first venture into skinny tires was a Trek FX 7.6.
That, in and of itself, is not so terrible. What’s terrible is what I did to it.
Monster gel saddle, top-tube mounted frame pump, reflectors…and Oh the Humanity…look at that handlebar.
Straight bars for long road rides weren’t comfortable…so I added bar ends to give 2 more positions. And a mirror to see what was behind me. And then aero-bars, so I could get out of the wind a bit. I put in some serious miles on that baby. I am so glad that there aren’t any pictures of me riding it. Just combine the previous 4 pictures, and you’ll get the gist.
That’s where I’ve been. This is where I’m at now.
A lot has changed in 3 years. Things change.