• Kevin notes the widespread availability of bike racks in Scandinavia.
  • Heidi points out that our new library could use some bike racks.

According to Men’s Fitness, Kansas City is among the 25 fattest cities in America.

Hint #2 about my new life: The city to which we are moving is also on the list with Kansas City.

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5 thoughts on “coincidence?

  1. The city where I live is on the list, too. (The closest major city to where I used to live is on the healthy list, but I don’t know that being within a 3 hour vicinity did me much good…) My only hope is that if this is one of the nation’s fattest cities (and we’re way up on Kansas City) I will look good by comparison (isn’t that a terrible way of looking at it?).

  2. Atlanta’s the 23rd fattest city, but to me it will always be the phattest city out there. Atlanta’s probably one of the worst cities when it comes to bike friendliness, but it’s not bad when it comes to parks and such things (I suppose that means we can exercise as long as it doesn’t inconvenience others).
    One of the oddities of the list is the huge discrepancies from year to year. I get why New Orleans would be a “fat” city, but why did it suddenly jump so far in the rankings? Shifting demographics? Have the chefs been slipping lard into all the recipes?

  3. *blink*
    Coincidence number one is that Kevin wrote to me today, out of the blue, introducing himself (we’d apparently been at the same conference a couple of years ago but never connected) and passing along a couple of links.
    Coincidence number two is that Ethan and I are going to Scandinavia (Denmark, with a short stop-over in Norway) and *biking the entire time*.
    There’s no coincidence number three. YET.
    In other news, fine. I’ve caved in to peer pressure and gotten a TypeKey account.

  4. How is NY #8 on the list? I see that it was #21 last year. Has it really gotten so much fatter since I left there half a dozen years ago, because I don’t think it was a fat city at all then. Did everyone stop walking once the chain stores rolled in?

  5. The Metropolitan Energy Center ( has a program called Go Green Bikes that provides bikes, racks, and biking equipment to businesses throughout the downtown/midtown corridor. Perhaps they’d provide some racks for the library? They’re also scoping out the UMKC campus’ need for a more bike-friendly environment.

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