Hello to all. I stopped riding 21 years ago (I really am an old guy - be 70 come January). Since then I've shot up from 160 lbs to 225 lbs!! So, its time to get back in the saddle again. I work in So. Central so cycling to work is not an option but I've been able to get some decent weekend rides in and a few 10 milers before work. That's helped me to go from 220 lbs to 225 lbs in a very short time. Wife tells me I'm just gaining muscle, but I know better. My rides are an old Ciocc and a generic 45 lb 26" wheel thing that for the moment works best for me as its got "Alpine" gearing as opposed to the 13-20 freewheel on my Ciocc. My doctor said I have to loose weight if I want to remain above ground, so its back to the bike. Only one thing bothers me though - there's a lot more old fat guys then old skinny doctors.