New here and I wanted to stop by and say hello. I'm a 6'3" rider and just weighed myself at 287 lbs. I recently picked up a new bike to help with the weight loss, and I hope to use this thread to track my progress.
The bike I got is a Trek Madone 4.5 road bike, replacing my 8-year old Trek 7500 hybrid. I haven't ridden a road bike in probably 30 years, and back then they where called twelve speeds!
I got the bike for several reasons, but the main one being that I wanted a road bike and I got it on sale. The other reasons being that the hybrid is too small and the ride less the enjoyable. Over the past two weeks I rode the old aluminum bike several days for about 10-12 miles each. After the first day my fingers began tingling and my hands would become numb. So I'm hoping that the combination of a CF frame and proper fitting will alleviate that.
The plan is to post here with my progress every few days. Hopefully I can stick with it!