Why does Ernest ride?

A few years ago an American guy by the name of Ernest Gagnon tipped the scales at nearly 259kg – that’s over four Alberto Contadors or three Andre Greipels.

By his own admission, Ernest was in a bad way. Depressed and pretty much embarrassed to leave the house, his condition had led to worsening diabetes, he was losing the circulation to his legs and, best case, was staring down the barrel of some pretty major surgery. Then Ernest re-discovered cycling, and specifically cyclocross. As you can see, he’s still a pretty big unit. But he’s on the right path and he’s turning his life around one ride at a time. Good bloody work, Ernest. We salute you.

Ernest Gagnon

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/09/162586325/instead-of-surgery-man-pedals-off-the-pounds

 

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