Hello from Florida!
I've been reading this forum since January, but I wanted to wait and see if biking was for me before I posted. Last week I surpassed 1,250 miles! It was difficult at first, but someone here mentioned that you need to ride for thirty days before you decide whether biking is for you. Four months after getting my bike I am riding 25 miles each day and enjoying it!
I want to thank Mikabike, Pwdbytrd and King Termite for their inspiring posts, because I too am a Clyde but I'm losing about two pounds per week!
If any other Clyde is reading this post and wondering what to buy, I have a Trek 7200. Everything on it is stock. I am over 300 lbs and I've never popped a tire, spoke, crank, seatpost, etc.
Thanks everyone for your information and tips!