Hi, I am reasonably certain that this is the group that I fall under - although I most certainly would never join a group that would have me as a member.
Regardless, greetings from Ocean Beach, San Diego, fellow larger than average cycling enthusiasts!!
Well, I finally worked up to and conquered the grade known as the Terror of Torrey Pines, towards the back end of my personal record setting 51 miler today. Pretty stoked, and what a great ride! Not exactly at a blazing pace, but there are a few good hills in there- I swear!! I was really beat when I got home, but feeling pretty good about now once I got a good amount of chocolate milk and a peanut butter sandwich in me. The afternoon nap didn't hurt either
It's been a great month since I got my new bike and I am up to 374.84 miles since I began riding again on April 18th. Haven't lost much weight, but I am sure it will start peeling off soon and I will be ready for bikini season by the time I hit Hawaii in September for my annual trip. At 6'4" and 248, I am aiming for 210 to 220 by that time. I think if I keep at it with all the riding and eating right, I will make it!
PS: I don't really wear bikinis, it's to look good for the ones that do...