Well, I've been wanting a bike now for pretty near 15 years. Always had an excuse, I remembered the golry days of riding the bike the the ball field, playing a game in the sandlot and biking home. But it was mostly nostalgic, so I'd get a pizza instead. Last year, I got more serious, found this forum and realized that at 391 (at the time) that it wasn't impossible for me to get a bike, so I started shopping around and found a couple that I really liked. My wife was in and actualy helped me talk to some of the sales people (I live in Korea, and am not fluent in Korean). Now came the kick in the nuts, I lost a major contract so my wife got paranoid and asked me to wait a while. I understood and though I had found the bike I wanted, I also wanted her to have peace of mind. So I put off buying the bike. I still started to control my weight and I lost about 45lbs. But I have recently gained 12lbs back and I realize to get any further I need the exercise. I recalibrated my eating, stopped the gain before it got out of control, luckily this time! Now, my business is in full swing again, I am back on the health kick and (Drum roll please....) My bike is being put together at my LBS. Giant XTC SE. Got some money down so there is no turning back. It'll be up for the week-end! I can't wait.
Oh yeah, I'll be starting at 367lbs, 6'0... My goal is to be sub 300 by August!
I'll keep you posted,
See you in the rice paddy's!