I bought a Specialized Global Carmel (XL) around the beginning of June. I've lost 180 lbs since July 2009 and have been working out with a Personal Trainer for about 5 months so I thought that Cycling would be a piece of cake. WRONG - totally different and very challenging (I still weigh 400 lbs).
Tonight I just did my first 10 mile trek. The town I live in (Mankato MN) has a lot of hills since it is in the Mn River Valley so it's a bit challenging for me. But it was great - I know it's nothing for you guys - but a milestone I'll remember for awhile.
I really enjoy biking and have added it to my regular cardio and weight lifting. I just wanted to share a little of my joy and thank this forum for all the help. I've been lurking for awhile now and all the information I gleaned off of these pages have been very helpful!!
Now if I can just figure out how to NOT stick my tongue out when going up hill. It doesn't seem to help!