Well I bought myself a new bike! It was a reward for reaching my weight loss goal, well almost. I am at 203 now, shooting for the 200 lb barrier but figured I was close enough.
I picked it up Monday And have put 48 miles on it so far. Trek 2.1, Look Keo clip less pedals and Izumi shoes. Man does this thing fly. This is my first road bike and I am surprised how much faster I am on this bike vs. the Trek 7.2 FX I have been riding. On my daily 20 mile loop I average 13.2 mph on the FX and on my two rides so far on the 2.1 my average speed is 15.7 mph!
Any way thanks to all here who have inspired me. In March of this year I was still 226 lbs and hadn't rode a bike since my teens. I have come a long way.
By the way, I experience my first 0 mph clip less crash this afternoon. I came to a stop at my garage, forgot to un clip and over I went. Thankfully everything came out unscathed except for a little scape on left brifter.