I was very pleased to find a forum for the (ahem!) larger gentleman cyclist.
Long story short...I'm Johnny, originally from Leicester in England, now living in North Carolina. Used to be a mad-keen touring cyclist (went around the coast of Ireland on an old Dawes Galaxy 15 years ago). But a few years ago I just sort of drifted out of the sport. I drive a desk at work, and I'm well into my '30s, so...
I woke up the other day and looked in the mirror. Wished I hadn't.
As a way of getting back into cycling (and improving my fitness) I just ordered one of these:
Truth be told, I'm 6'3" and I tip the scales at (shudder) 256lbs. And it ain't muscle...it's beer and bad food. Do you think this bike will take my bulk? It has a set of 700 x 32C tires on it, and they are 36 spoke wheels. For fuller specs see:
A new journey in life. Looking forward to it...