Hi, been lurking a bit, posted a little and saw that I have been violating some forum rules:
I was 319 pounds on January 29th when I started a program with a commercial weight loss center here in the twin cities. Following their program, and then upping my exercise, I hit my goal 10 days ago of 199.
My wife, who had not ridden a bike in 17 years decided to start riding this Spring. We bought her a Trek 4000, which is the kind of ride she wanted. I didn't expect it to get many rides before she got bored with it. 1 month later she is riding every day and bugging me to go with her. By this time I was down to about 280 and decided to give it a try again. Took the old Nishiki down from the hook, where it had hung for about 10 years and went with her.
Pretty soon, we took the bike ride on the Cannon Valley trail, we did about 20 miles on that. Then the bike tour around St. Paul, for 30 miles. Finally the Bike tour around Minneapolis for 39 miles.
I now find myself looking forward to getting on the bike and making a 13 - 15 mile loop in the evening before it gets dark. Would never have believed that a year ago.