Hi, I am a 57 year old man who began riding on his 56th birthday, about 14 months ago. My wife gave me a Trek Navigator 300 for my birthday. At the time, I weighted about a biscuit shy of 290lbs and was tired of being fat. I hadn't decided on cycling, but the gift kind of sealed it.
I am down to 240 and with a goal of 195. Hopefully, it won't take as long to lose it as gaining.
I had umpired baseball, from little league upto and including NCAA Division I baseball until my knees gave out. That was in about 1996 and I was sedentary after that.
I am retired U.S. Navy and enjoy baseball, football, a dash of NASCAR, and cycling. In fact, cycling has become a nearly consuming passion.
Next birthday, my wife has promised me a real road bike. Depending on the budget, I am hoping for a LeMond Buenos Aires or Trek 2200. OR, if I am lucky, a Zurich!