Hi all, my name is Tim and I am about to buy my first road bike. I'm a bigger guy at about 300 pounds but my weight is headed in the right direction. I see road cycling as an opportunity for some excellent outdoor cardio and also potentially a new social outlet.
The bike I'm planning to buy is a brand new 2008 leftover Giant OCR 1 at a good discount from my LBS but they've also recommended that I look at a cyclocross bike as well. I'll be putting a couple of miles on both this Saturday before I buy.