First of all, I already posted an introduction but I wanted to place one here as well to say Thanks for having an area where larger people don't feel out of place.
A few months ago I decided to make a change in my life. I am 31 years old and weighed 305 pounds as of January 1. Through diet and walking I am currently down to 284 pounds. Since the weather is getting nicer I decided to look into bicycling as a new hobby and for fitness. Knowing absolutely nothing (haven't been on a bicycle since 1995) I looked to Google for advice on bicycles for heavier adults. What I found was this site and specifically this section. It has been very nice reading through the posts so I decided to join after hiding in the shadows for almost a month.
So long story short: Thanks again and I'm sure I will be bugging you guys soon with tons of newbie questions.