I spent most of my workday trolling around this forum, and I must say, you've all inspired me.
I'm currently 251.6, down from 271 Sept 1st, at 5'7". I'm doing this not only for myself, but for my father who may be on the verge of hip replacement, somewhere in his mid to high 300's at 57 years old. Every time I think of him not being able to walk, not being about to deal with the pain, I promise to do my best to inspire him with my progress.
My fiancee is also in the same boat, so we're trying to do this together.
So where was I. I've lately become obsessed with cycling, although my first ride a few weeks ago reminded me just how bad of shape I'm in, as I got about a mile away from home and felt faint to the point that I laid down in someone's yard until the wife came to pick me up.. Along that ride I realized that this is going to be a hard journey, but I'm not deterred. We picked her up a bike from a friend so we can do this together, and start our healthy lives together.
Unfortunately, both bikes were in dire need of tune-ups, so I'm waiting to pick them up from the LBS later this week.
I think that's about all as far as introductions go. Don't have any pictures of the rides, but hers is a 97 Trek Volkswagen edition (the one that came with the Jetta Trek), mine is (I believe) a 1999 GT Tequesta hardtail. I'm desperately interested in road biking, and after I get comfortable putting some more miles in on the mountain bike, I believe a road bike will be in my (post-winter) future.
Drew (but you can call me Nooch)