When Mario Gonzalez started cycling, he rode at night, peddling along The Loop on his clunker with thick tires. Topping 435 pounds, Gonzalez, an El Rio Community Health Center currier, didn’t want to hear anyone snicker about his weight, so he rode when nobody would see him.  He rode the fat-tired bulky bike because a fast road bike with skinny tires wouldn’t support him. But that was then. In 2013’s El Tour de Tucson, Gonzalez rode with the pack, finishing the 81-mile distance on a sleek Litespeed C3 with an all carbon fiber frame. For more, click download button above!


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