First time poster here, and I'm proud to do it in a Clydesdale thread I am 6'2" and am currently at 246 pounds. I was 286 at New year's when I decided it was time for a change. I commute to work every day for a total of 16 miles a day, and sometimes I commute to my other job for a total of 42 miles both ways.
I ride an '07 Specialized Allez Elite, and I love it. I've torn it up a few times, but my local bike shop is great and they take good care of me. I've also got a Hardrock sport mountain bike, and that thing has seen major punishment.
I share your loathing for skinny punks who never break a sweat when I'm hyperventilating, but I would love to someday lead the pack across town. It's just really nice to find a thread for guys like me.....big dudes need saddle time too!!!!!