I decided to start this new blog to document my ongoing efforts to get from “Big Bike Guy” to just “Bike Guy”. See that black box over on the right? That’s my daily weigh-in on my Withings internet-enabled scale. There’s also a link to “The Bad News“, which is a graph of my weight and BMI over time.
I’m a geek, both professionally and personally, so I love collecting data like this and using it to track progress and motivate myself. I also use Strava for tracking my rides. More on my gear in a future post.
As you can plainly see from the numbers, I have a long way to go. I’ve read enough “success stories” on the web to know that cycling is a good way to get in shape, even for hefty old guys like me. This blog will help motivate me by showing my successes and failures in public.