This is inspiring and at the same time I recognize some of this:

There are a few hidden benefits to being obese, getting into bicycling and then losing a ton of weight. My favorite is Fat Guy Legs. Your legs get very strong carrying around all that extra bulk. When you lose the weight, you find that you can rocket along flat stretches and climb hills like a monster. Lose the weight and your Fat Guy Legs give you an advantage over slender riders who have never battled obesity.

So true. I can turn the cranks at about 5-600 Watts on short sprints (in the saddle not standing). Not quite a Lance Armstrong 2300 Watts, but then, I’m not racing in the TdF.

The Cycling Stud Who Shed His Couch Potato Skin – US News and World Report.