I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm in upstate NY and want to get back into bicycling. I've not ridden for over a year, basically. I used to ride quite a bit and was in much better shape (and much happier) for it.
I just moved near a great bike path (currently covered in ice and snow and probably will be through the winter). Further out, there are great road rides. I plan on commuting to work (about 6 miles direct, more if I use the bike path) when the weather is better, and I am also wanting to do some bike touring this summer.
I've been lurking for a while, you all seem to be a great group with lots of expertise and great humor. This seems to be a safe place to ask some of my newbie-ish questions. I'll post later today on my 'wanting a new bike' question.
I look forward to becoming a more active member here.
Oh, I'm around 185, and want to ditch at least 30 lbs of that this year.