I've been a forum lurker for a long time now, but at 6'1" and 325 lbs I finally decided to get serious about my biking and weight loss, so here I am. Since I was a little kid, I've always had a bike of some sort. For the last 5 years, I've been on a Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc, but have used it mostly as a campus commuter with a few light trail rides and a couple of half centuries. The long rides have always been the most fun, so I knew a road bike should be my next step.
We all know there has been some debate about clydes on carbon, but after talking with several LBS guys and manufacturer tech reps on multiple occasions, I decided that it was the way to go. I picked up my new 2010 Specialized Tarmac Elite this afternoon. I'm still waiting on a Thomson seatpost and some shoes to go with my Keo Sprint pedals, but I should be all set in a few days.
Anyway, I just wanted to jump in here and introduce myself.
It seems like you all have a really good group here and I'm happy to be a part of it.
BTW. The bike looks kind of small in the picture, but I think it was just because of the angle. It's actually a 58cm XL frame.