I just want to say thanks to every one who took the time to post. I guess being a larger person effects you in ways you don't realize. I used to love riding when I was a teen but I hit Uni and the bike went out the window. Stayed active but gradually put on the pounds. Then slowly became less and less active. Now here I am at 165KG (365lbs). Was at 175KG and decided to do something. I started a low carb program and now I want to get more active too.
I would like to get to 115kg by next summer. If I do I promissed to take my family to Disney World in Florida. I had to do that because my wife loves me the way that I am and doesn't see the need for me too lose the weight. So I told her that I wasn't going to Disney World and watch her and Caleb, my 2 year old having all the fun. Now Florida might not be a biggy for you guys, But I am an ex-pat in Korea and it's a biggy for my wife.
I'm not technically a Clyde yet, as I am in the process of buying my bike. I'd like to know, are rock shox going to support me, or will they bottom out. The bike shop is recommending a heavy duty fork set but that adds about 300$ to the price of the bike. I'm thinking of upgrading the saddle, and the peddals but will standard shox do for a start?
I'll post more about me later. and put up some before pics as soon as I get my bike and hopefully by next may I will be half the man that I am now!