Thanks everyone for all the inspiration shown on this forum. I stated out at 265 lbs and have worked my way down to 209 lbs. I did this thru eating healthier and bike riding last fall and exercise bike in the winter. I just ordered myself a new Trek 6.2 Domane project 1 with electric shift. Should be here in 2-3 weeks. Looking forward to getting out on the road with it. I plan on commuting (34 kms) to work 2-3 times a week. I will try to post some pictures once it arrives.