So after a couple weeks of lurking around here, I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a Trek 7.2 FX yesterday. Budget constraints kept me from getting anything higher up the bicycle food chain, but I'm planning on living through the mantra of a good bike being one that gets ridden regularly.
I'm 6'2 315# so I definitely fit in here, and I just wanted to thank you guys for being an inspiration. I was concerned that I was too big to do this right, and you've shown me otherwise. I took the new wheels out for a spin today and only got a little less than a mile, in about 10 minutes of riding. I'm going to bump myself up each time I go out, but I'm still a little disappointed in how easily I got winded/sore. The plus side is that even that little bit of exercise DID make me feel a lot better for the rest of the evening.
Anyway, I figured I'd speak up in here and introduce myself. Thanks again.