Figured I come on in and introduce myself. I'm 29 YO Cyde from Wyoming (6' 225lbs) not exactly fat, but not a model of human form either. I'm getting back to riding after a couple years off. I had previously been into mountain bikes, and run a Rocky Mountain Fanatik full suspension. I'm getting back into riding primarily as a non-job related hobby, and for better exersize. My previouse riding partner was killed in Afghanistan, and I have since started riding almost entirely on pavement. This weekend I'm headed to the LBS in a town about an hour and a half away, where I bought the Fanatik, to see about trading into a road bike. I figure running a full suspension bike on the pavement exclusively is about like using a monster truck to go to the mall. We'll just have to see what kind of a deal I can get into.