So I've lurked here and periodically posted here for 2 years or so, but made some major life changes in the past 12+ months.
March of last year I was at 403LBs, but was mere months away from Gastric Band surgery. Had that done Memorial Day 2010. I'm now down right at the cusp of 300 and have energy like I can't remember EVER having...
I've had my share of bikes over the years, and right now my stable includes my 2006 Sequoia and my new edition to the family 3 weeks ago, a 2011 Rockhopper 29er Comp. Been riding that all over town and even some MTB stuff on the local Milwaukee trails. Having a ball.
My son has been riding with me and we even picked up one of those trailer bikes for my 5 year old and we're riding the paved trails as a family (wife is on her hybrid).
I'm riding a couple miles at night (have about an hour free time between work and getting kids down for bed). For me getting out on my own is a big deal. I have social anxiety issues and am generally anxious about riding in city locales. I'm not self conscious per se but rather just anxious about traffic, etc.
Just thought I'd post again since I'm still out here lurking!