At our bike shop Lexington we love to hear how bicycling and fitness have changed people's lives in positive ways.
When Scott Cutshall, blogger at Large Fella on a Bike was told by his
doctor that he was on death’s doorstep, he got a bicycle custom-made to bear
his near-500-lb frame. For the first 2 months, he didn’t ride it for fear of
breaking it. Slowly, he built a
routine of cycling daily and changed his eating habits radically. Now, he says,
"Everything I do, from the time I get out of bed, is a lead-up to being on
the bike. I'm connected to it, big time. It's not love, but it's huge. I
wouldn't be here without it. That bike is a piece of me."
After a few years of cycling, Scott had dropped more than 300 lbs, though he
was never competing to be “biggest loser”, he just wants to be healthy.
"It's not about a goal weight. I'm just doing what's healthy for my body,
and the results will follow."