Just wanted to say thank you to all the contributors here. I owe you all a debt I hope to repay with my continued participation in this part of the forum.
I started out on May 27th at 242 lbs and weighed in this morning at 196.6. This is a result of 2,410 miles with 71,594 feet of gain since starting out on May 27th with my hybrid, and now onto a road bike. Along the way I learned a lot about diet (still struggle with this at times), and the cycling lifestyle in general. None of it would have been possible without your help and input.
I hope there are many more miles for all of you.
Thank you again and keep pedaling!