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560-Pound Man Biking Across US Is Stuck in RI

In two weeks on the road, Eric Hites says he's lost 60 pounds.



    Obese Man Biking Across Country Hits Major Speed Bump

    Eric Hites, a man attempting to change his life -- and shed pounds -- by bicycling across America, has been sidelined by a damaged bike. (Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015)

    A 560-pound man biking across the United States to lose weight and save his marriage hit a snag in Rhode Island.

    The Newport Daily News reports a bent rim on Eric Hites' bicycle has kept him in Tiverton since late last week, 90 miles from where his ride began in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

    In two weeks on the road, the 40-year-old says he's lost 60 pounds.

    Hites, who currently wears size 70 pants and a 10X t-shirt, says he's always been a big person. He hopes to lose hundreds of pounds and gather material for his second book.

    Hites previously authored a humorous cookbook entitled "Everybody Loves Ramen," which includes 50 recipes he developed in college.

    Newport Bicycle is outfitting Hites with a new bike that can withstand his weight.

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