Hello clydes. I'm new to the forums, and biking in general. I'm 5'10", and I weigh 265 lbs. I have plenty of weight to lose, and I've recently been bitten by the bike bug. I went on my first big ride today up a local canyon here. It was 30 miles and it took just under 2 hours. I just thought I'd let everyone know, and hopefully get some encouragement to continue.