Hi everyone. I'm a newbie in the sense that it has been about 8 years since I last rode a bicycle on a regular basis. I got married 4 years ago and proceeded to gain 60 pounds (yes, 60), while my wife gained nothing, and still weighs in at 115. I'm 26 now, so I figured, why not buy a bike. I bought a specialized hardrocker, because it was cheap and tough. Once I wear that one out, I plan on getting a road bike. I have been riding for about a month now and have lost 10 lbs. I am starting to notice that I'm getting healthier because my shoulders, legs, and arms are more defined. My goal is to be a healthy 175 (which for my body type, is very lean).
This site is cool, I've noticed a lot of encouragement here.