Thursday, May 2, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: New York City bike-share program bans fat riders -

This is ridiculous and unenforceable.  I do like the attitude of the person that is overseeing the program - that is was more a requirement of the manufacturer than anything else.  For my part, when I began riding my bike again as a New Year's resolution in January 2011, I would have been over that limit.  It's unfortunate that some people will use that as an excuse not to ride and be part of the program - the limit will to some degree become a barrier to people that want to lose weight through biking.  By the way, I think that the kayak purveyor for the Lake Worth Lagoon has a 250 pound limit.  This might make more sense in a kayak than a bike.  Click title for link to article.