Allow myself to introduce.. myself. My name is Brian. I'm 25, 6'1", and currently 235lbs. I've been lurking around these forums for the past couple of weeks as I've be contemplating getting into cycling. About 3 weeks ago I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and get into shape. First, I started by getting my diet under control. No more fast foods, late night snacks, or beer (well, not as much beer). Then I began to do a little walking. About 3-4 miles a few times a week. But that's just boring. So yesterday I went to my LBS and had them order me a Trek 7.2 FX. I'm pretty stoked about getting into a new hobby and getting in shape at the same time.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for all the advice given in other threads. I've learned a lot around here. You'll probably start hearing from me more as I begin my biking adventures.