Well perhaps it's time to update your other ride.... congratulations to you for losing the weight. I bet if you spent more time on your bike, you would keep the weight off, and perhaps even lose some more!
Riding a bike alone can be a bit lonely, but perhaps you could use these boards to make some friends, find some common ground, and find a riding partner? I think a lot of us go through what you went through- I ride alone myself, and it can be a bit lonely at times for me. I ride in the early morning hours, so for me, it's more a matter of finding people who want to get up that early. Seeing as though there usually isn't anyone around riding when I ride, I would say I may never find someone to ride with!
We are not all professionals- just people who enjoy riding. There are a number of different kinds of bikes, so each forum is separated by type of bike and for other cycling related interests. We even have a forum for Training and Nutrition, so you could always find support for improving your training and working with weight loss. We even have a weight loss club started by one of our members, and people use that thread to motivate themselves into losing weight! There are a lot of ways you could use the forums to your advantage.
Myself, I've been riding in Greece- I really do love Greece, although I haven't been back... yet. I could see how a motorcycle gives you that adrenaline rush! The traffic moves very quickly over there! But I definitely feel the same way on my bike, as do a lot of people who ride here- we are not as different from you as you think.
Before you make a final decision to never post again
, I'll ask you to spend a week on the forums and just spend some time reading the threads in all the different areas (skip BMX, it makes no sense to any of us!
). Post a few questions you're curious about, and then see if you're still interested. Post back on this thread in a week and let us know what you think of the forum and if you'd like to stay. I think there's definitely a place here for you, no matter what the bike.