Feb. 17, 2005, 8:28PM
Please, call me Biker Fox
By LANA BERKOWITZ
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle
Biker Fox says he feels like a teenager and has the Glamour
Shots to prove it.
His immensely popular Web site -- featuring peculiar and prancy
photos of him in his biker spandex -- is a hot Internet destination.
It's spread via the click-and-gawk crowd that e-mails quirky
links (i.e. jibjab.com or the hairy guy in the wedding dress
on eBay) to friends across the country.
But the former 245-pounder is on a mission.
Though some find chuckles on his site, Biker Fox hopes to spread
the serious word that shedding extra pounds and getting into
shape is the answer to happiness and good health. It worked
for him, as Biker Fox has dubbed himself "the all time sexiest
man of the year."
You can judge for yourself at www.bikerfox.com/foxphotos/,
where you'll also find photos of his friends and wildlife, plus
his thoughts on life.
"The Web site is just for fun," he said,
noting that his site gets up to 2,000 hits a day. "Life is about
enjoyment and having happiness in your heart and soul."
His turnaround started six years ago
when he was 40, and known as Frank Palmer DeLarzelere III. (He
legally changed his name to Biker Fox just a couple of weeks
ago.) An exercise program led to his passion for biking, and
he says God helped him stop eating like a pig all day.
Now the Tulsa, Okla., resident's weight
hovers around 155 pounds, and he bikes 25 to 50 miles a day.
He runs Billions and Trillions Inc., a mail-order parts supply
outlet for muscle cars that he started 18 years ago, but he
has plotted a path to stardom.
"I want to be a celebrity. I want other
people to see me and know that I'm just the same as you are.
I've just taken a few extra steps in my life to become physically
fit, which changes your attitude and perspective and gives you
tremendous optimism toward our society," Biker Fox said. "I
can't wait to be a star all over the world. I know it's going
This budding superstar was more than
happy to take the TMi test. In fact, Biker Fox said if we thought
of any more questions we could call him back anytime.
What's your favorite photographic
I don't know. There are so many cute
Ten gears or zero?
When is the last time you slept alone?
I sleep alone almost every night. I'm
What magazine/book is by your bedside?
I sleep with my Bible.
You have pictures of your injuries
and X-rays on your Web site. Which was the most painful?
When I broke my shoulder, definitely.
I had to have my arm in a sling for two months.
What does your mother call you?
Trey. And she always will.
What do you think you'll be doing
this time next week?
I'll still be selling my muscle car parts
and doing radio and newspaper interviews. I've done radio all
over the United States. It's fun.
I eat Häagen-Dazs ice cream almost every
Raccoons or bluebirds?
Bluebirds. Have you ever raised bluebirds?
It's the most gratifying thing in the whole world to see these
little baby bluebirds fly out.
What's the secret of looking good
If you're the sexiest man alive --
as your Web site claims
-- who comes in second?
Oh, probably Tom Cruise.