As I increase my mileage and (hopefully) loose weight i don't want to run the risk of getting booted off this forum. I don't "fit" in any of the other forums. the road cyclists take this equipment thing all too seriously. As a former runner all I ever worried about was whether my shoes fit! I do see my goals as somewhat beyond recreational: respectable century times for someone 60+, 100 miles/week, etc. and I'm looking for older, competitive folks to cycle with (or younger slow guys). So currently at 6' and 215 pounds I'm definitely on the mini-Clyde side, but I could easily eat enough junk to stay above 200 if that what it takes to stay in this forum. In my late 30's I was pretty respectable in the marathon at somewhere between 190 and 195 lbs. so I'm never going to be a lightweight in my dottage. Comments welcome.