Q: I’m am about to get in to BMX and I’m pretty big. I’m 6’3”, weigh over 250lb and I really love to ride BMX. Is it ok to weigh that much? I mean, I can drop weight. I just wanna know.
Lets address the weight loss question first shall we? What do we look like, Jenny Craig? Bikes are tough, parts are replaceable and if you wanted to look like Michael Phelps in a Speedo you would be looking for some trainer to crack the whip, not something you could enjoy on your own time. Now, we know we are going to catch some flack for this one, but it is a point that just screams with validity, so we say in the politest way possible, but if you feel you are on the heavy side just take a look at Robbie Morales. He might have you outweighed by ten or fifty pounds, but that guy even at his heaviest could ride circles around us and still have the energy the heckle and pal around with riders after a session. Now Robbo may not the first rider to ever fill out a double XL shirt, but he is and should be a model for people who are a little insecure about their size or the durability of the bike they ride. It’s not your size, but the energy with which you ride and in the end, energy burns calories, so it’s a win-win.