Nice, a forum dedicated to the heavy-weights.
For perspective, my heaviest weight was in high school at about 235 pounds. I then got into bikes in college and got down to 175 pounds. How the hell I ever weighed that little, I'm not sure. Fast forward a few years later and I've since been married and quit riding bicycles. I managed to hit 225 and become disgusted with myself. I traded the old school steel frame Specialized with downtube Shimano 105 shifters for a more modern aluminum entry level rig and I'm whittling it down. I'm currently at 218 and hope to, at one point, be kicked out of the Clydesdale club.
At any rate, I'll be excited to read and find tips on gear for us tall fella's. I am 6'2" and won't be reducing that any time soon.