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Old 02-07-20, 09:29 AM
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Fat shaming alive and well on BF

So over in advocacy and safety I got a reply like this one
"Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post (Fat shaming post)


Which the guy must have gone back through my posts here on Clyde (and elsewhere) because I didn't mention my weight in that thread.

Now I am kind of pissed about this. I get it that fat shaming is a regular part of bike culture, that I am not the athletic ideal for cycling and will never race (or even complete) a Tour de France or even the Portland Tour de Flanders. I get it when I try and buy a bike and nothing fits because I am too tall or if it does it isnt rated for my weight if Iike it. I know I have to order all my bike gear online because no bike shop would think of carrying XXL (or Asian Sized 5XL) bike bibs. I see it when "real cyclists" pass me and then find I am actually capable of going faster than them over long distances and I pass them five miles down the road. I get it when I tell dealers I want a road bike and they say "well how about a comfort bike?". But I am not used to getting it here on BF. So while I am mostly venting its also a heads up that what you post here can and will be used against you elsewhere in the BF pages.

Anyway thats all I got. Have a good nght
Edited: OP was deleted from that thread either by the MODs or the poster... so I figured I should delete the quote here. The content can be determined from the reply I am sure.

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Originally Posted by starkmojo View Post
So over in advocacy and safety I got a reply like this one
"Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post
So let me get this right. You in your words in past posts are a 330 pound guy, too fat for your tires, looking to change your fork so that you can handle it at 2 mph speeds while commuting, riding on a course with no traffic, pedestrians, or cars and when you do ride around serious riders, they blow by you so fast one would think you were parked, and you are comparing your need for a helmet compared to mine?

Wow, you're really funny! "

Which the guy must have gone back through my posts here on Clyde (and elsewhere) because I didn't mention my weight in that thread.

Now I am kind of pissed about this. I get it that fat shaming is a regular part of bike culture, that I am not the athletic ideal for cycling and will never race (or even complete) a Tour de France or even the Portland Tour de Flanders. I get it when I try and buy a bike and nothing fits because I am too tall or if it does it isnt rated for my weight if Iike it. I know I have to order all my bike gear online because no bike shop would think of carrying XXL (or Asian Sized 5XL) bike bibs. I see it when "real cyclists" pass me and then find I am actually capable of going faster than them over long distances and I pass them five miles down the road. I get it when I tell dealers I want a road bike and they say "well how about a comfort bike?". But I am not used to getting it here on BF. So while I am mostly venting its also a heads up that what you post here can and will be used against you elsewhere in the BF pages.

Anyway thats all I got. Have a good night.
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This C&A sub is generally so positive that I forget the Rest of the Internet(tm) is just a click away.

Remember that while some of us have let our bellies or hips take over a larger fraction of our bodies than we want, many others have let their rectums take over their mouths.
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
This C&A sub is generally so positive that I forget the Rest of the Internet(tm) is just a click away.

Remember that while some of us have let our bellies or hips take over a larger fraction of our bodies than we want, many others have let their rectums take over their mouths.
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cyccommute whether they are walking sphincters or just can't help being Richards(), these people are out there and it's important to take the high road and move past it.
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Wilfred those are some funny/true comments about bad behavior between us civilized humans. I've been laughing for a while now. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by starkmojo View Post
So over in advocacy and safety I got a reply like this one
"Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post (Fat shaming post)
That guy is a known quantity around here, and he's a flaming a-hole. That's a sock of a sock of a sock and unless I miss my guess, he's toast again.

Good riddance.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
That guy is a known quantity around here, and he's a flaming a-hole. That's a sock of a sock of a sock and unless I miss my guess, he's toast again.

Good riddance.
He lasted a bit this time around. He claims to despise BF yet can't stay away.
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Old 02-11-20, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
That guy is a known quantity around here, and he's a flaming a-hole. That's a sock of a sock of a sock and unless I miss my guess, he's toast again.

Good riddance.
Guess I must have missed him before now. Pity that trend didn't continue.
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The link in the op does not link to a post by the subject of this thread. I'd like to see it for myself. I have even gone through several recent posts of that users posting history and I can't find one that fat shames anyone. Has it been deleted?
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
The link in the op does not link to a post by the subject of this thread. I'd like to see it for myself. I have even gone through several recent posts of that users posting history and I can't find one that fat shames anyone. Has it been deleted?
There were some comments early in the thread (not fat shaming) which spiralled into a petty argument with another poster, then towards the end of the thread, two posts that have been edited to just say "nm".
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Yes- looks like he may have edited his post

nobody on this site can shame me more than i can shame myself,

but i am realistic. Lycra is the most efficient material for spirited road cycling regardless of my weight so i will continue to wear it

mynthoughts for a while have been " If someone has a problem with my size, then thats their problem, i dont have to make it mine"

im trying to take care of my issues with clean eating in my preferred diet plan , riding as much as i can and keeping a positive outlook. Thats enough for me.
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If you are getting on the bike, then NO SHAME!
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I'm not sticking up for or condoning anything or anyone. I have passed TheDudeIsHere on the SART and recognized him immediately from his former name and blog. He is a big guy, like me. Just seems odd he would be calling out someone for being large when he is large himself. Again, I would be interested in the context of the post if it is still around. Something to learn from.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
I'm not sticking up for or condoning anything or anyone. I have passed TheDudeIsHere on the SART and recognized him immediately from his former name and blog. He is a big guy, like me. Just seems odd he would be calling out someone for being large when he is large himself. Again, I would be interested in the context of the post if it is still around. Something to learn from.
its in the thread above:
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So let me get this right. You in your words in past posts are a 330 pound guy, too fat for your tires, looking to change your fork so that you can handle it at 2 mph speeds while commuting, riding on a course with no traffic, pedestrians, or cars and when you do ride around serious riders, they blow by you so fast one would think you were parked, and you are comparing your need for a helmet compared to mine?
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Yeah, that's pretty bad. Condescending to say the least and abusive. Occasionally I will get know-it-alls that really do not know squat reply to my serious questions. It is always that projection of "I'm better than you are" attitude when in fact they are talking out of another orifice. Sorry to hear that came out on BF.
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Too much FOX in his/our lives....
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