560-pound man reveals his touching motive for biking across the US

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'Fat Guy' Back on the Road, Biking Across America


Eric Hites is out to prove that love knows no bounds.

After the Indiana man hit a whopping 560 pounds -- a weight that lead to the deterioration of his marriage -- he decided to embark on a 3,000 miles bike ride across the United States to prove to his wife he can change for the better.

While Hites may seem like a hopeless romantic, he's quick to say that his attitude is what lead to the deterioration of his marriage. "Mostly because of my weight I was depressed and grumpy and it kind of fell apart" he told ABC News.

On his blog "Fat Guy Across America", Hites dives further into the motivation behind the physically demanding trip.

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"I will be riding a bicycle from east coast to west coast for a few reasons, 1. to prove things to my wife and my love. 2. to take back my health and to lose the pounds I have collected over the years."

Of course, his epic bike ride isn't just going to be about himself. Hites hopes his adventure will help others to follow suit.

"By completing this ride, I hope to encourage others to get up and get moving no matter their weight. I have a lot to prove and a lot to make happen. I want to write this book to inspire others and inspire myself and show the love of my life, I still got it. There are a lot of naysayers out there and I am going to prove them wrong."

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