I've just spent the last hour looking through every page of this thread, and what an inspiration. I'm currently at 285 and have lost 40 pounds just by changing my diet and exercising. I haven't been on a bike in about 10 years, but if I jog another step I just might kill someone. I used to go on bike trips every summer when I was in my teens, and I will be buying a bike in the very near future to continue my weight loss. Hopefully I'll have some shocking before and after pics to post in a few months. Thank you all for being such an inspiration.