25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do is an unabashed middle finger to the preposterous idea that any human who weighs more than the status quo does not deserve to live a full and well rounded (ahem) life. The list of 25 is composed word for word from direct lists of sheer assholery found on the internet. These range from the absurd to the profoundly shameful, and I will be disproving this offensive notion with style. Feel free to join in on the fun, and if you do, link at the bottom so I can share. May the Chub Club live long and prosper!
----------------------I'm not even going to dignify the statement that fat people shouldn't ride bikes. Instead, I'm just going to talk about how much I love Tucson and bike riding. Guys, I fucking love them a lot.
I used to ride a bicycle everywhere, and didn't have a car for years. Downtown Tucson is pretty bike friendly and relatively small, so it makes road bikes the perfect form of transportation. I've been driving too much for the last couple of years and so I decided to find a bicycle that actually fit me (being short is hard!) and start toting this sexy ass to work and back. Greatest idea ever.
In between downtown and the barrios is "The Bike Church". The freestanding structure above made entirely of bicycle parts. Did I mention we love bikes here in Tucson?
The bike I bought was fairly ready to ride, but the seat was waaaaaaaay too low to use. I stopped by our community Bicas and picked up a seat post for one dollar bill, and used my bad ass muscles to replace it. Perfection!
Bicas is kind of the shit. Its underground and full of used bike parts that cost next to nothing. They also have a workshop area where you can rent tools and ask for help from the adorable dirty bicycle boys if you have questions. They also have bicycle building classes for the general public as well as a night for women and transgenders only. And they play a lot of Modest Mouse. I heart them so hard.
The greatest part of this whole post is that I couldn't get a good picture of me actually riding my bike. but trust me... I've been riding it. My ass is ridiculously sore to prove it.
This is the first "female" bike I've ever owned (I used to refer to my previous bicycles as "my boyfriends") and so I'm struggling with a name. I keep thinking about cinnamon candies or red hots... but that's not exactly name fodder. Any suggestions?
So fuck you haters. I love bicycle riding more than I love a lot of things and I'm not quitting anytime soon.
Oh yeah. And I totally ride bicycles in mini skirts. NBD.
Do you want to join in on the fun? I want you to as well! There really are no "size restrictions", anyone can participate. I'm going to start one LARGE link up for all 25 Things together! ANY item from the 25 Things can be added to the link up below, instead of individually like before. Just use your name and the number chosen in the name area (see below!). Capiche? I'll be "re-posting" this link up each time so if you've linked to any previous posts re-link here... Lets all bash stereotypes together. Xoxoxo.