I've already done the introduction thing in the introduction section, but since I'm definitely a bona fide Clyde, thought I'd stop in here and thank everyone for being an inspiration to me to keep pounding out the miles.
I'm a big guy, but I have no idea how much I weigh. Nor will I weigh myself. I've been lifting weights and whatnot for a long time, so my muscle mass is quite considerable. I'm more interested in losing inches at this point, then I'll focus on lbs. To that end, since I started cycling I've dropped two pants sizes and have started pulling clothes out of the "When I Lose Weight" bin.
Just 30 days ago I bought a Trek 1000 since pedaling a stationary bike(as I was doing) is akin to a death march, in my mind. I started out slow and easy, averaging about 10 mph over an 8 mile stretch every other day. Now I average a little over 17 mph over that same stretch, have upped my every-other-day routine to 15 miles, and just returned from a 50 mile ride, with a dash of climbing thrown in. My goal is a metric century next month.
Sorry for the long post, but I thought about the Clydesdales forum the whole time I was riding today, especially when I was climbing over some genuinely rough hills. THANK YOU!