well after lurking here for last two months researching and learning about what might be the best bike for me to get I figured I would introduce myself here.
closing in on 50 in a couple of years and finally going to get into shape. I am 5'7" and last year hit 382 ( damn I know I may have to make a super Clydesdale category ). Gone from couch potato to active. Weight training twice a week, walk/run 4-5 times and now going to add 3 days of biking woot woot double workout days! Currently at 321. Got a long way to go but nice to be on the journey finally.
atm deciding between a Cannondale Quick 2 or 4 and a Specialized Sirrus Comp. Tested the Trek FXs but did not like them as much as the Quick. Used to love my Trek mtn bike but that was 20 yrs ago and if I went off a boulder now I would be in a body cast at best. Trying the Bikes again tomorrow and then taking one home for the weekend to decide. Great LBS here. Finally little to no snow so could finally test ride this week. Liked the Quick 4 but did not have time to try the Quick 2 today but did try 4 other bikes ( mostly Treks).
This forum has been a terrific source of information and wanted to thank everyone who posts.