Hi everyone! I'm here from the California Bay Area, from the little town of Mayberr... er, Alameda. I've been biking on and off for about a year, only recently really getting into it. I have a Trek 7.2 FX and use it for everything from commuting, grocery-getting, and doing longer rides.
As part of that whole process, I just started a new blog about being a fat cyclist and getting started, Big Girl Biking. It's pretty difficult to get a hold of the ropes when you're intimidated by other folks and don't know where to go. Glad to have found these forums, since you seem like a friendly bunch.
Hmm. Anyone have any suggestions for reducing wrist strain? I have new grips, which are much better than the standard round grips, but my hands and wrists still fall asleep after a few miles.