I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new around here. I am Matt, I live in Austin, TX. I recently finished 6 years in the military. I am 5' 11", when I left basic training I was about 180 lbs but 7 years later I am at 250 :/
For financial reasons I am getting a Walmart knock off of the Schwinn Varsity next week. I know its not the best choice but next season I will have about $2,000 to put into a better bike and I sure the Varsity will do fine for me until then.
When I get the bike I am going to start commuting to work. Its a flat 4 miles where the speeds don't exceed 40mph, low traffic and a bike lane most of the way.
I am glad I found this forum, I can already tell I am going to be spending alot of my time at work on here