I've been a member for a while now, but just started riding a few months ago. I've bought bikes every couple of years in the past, but never spent the time to get fitted and get the "right" bike. I did that about six months ago and got a full suspension mtn bike (giant trance x2). I rode the crap out of that bike and got tired of being passed by road guys so I recently bought a Bianchi Infinito Ultegra and love it. I recently did my first ride with a buddy (I'll let him chime in here - dont know his username) and absolutely love riding.
I'm a Clyde (and proud of it) - heres the status of my current transformation from a 40 year old 300lber to my current weight of 255lbs - getting close to my goal of under 10% bodyfat -
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...s-here!/page21 Toward the bottom
I really cant say enough about getting a proper fit on a bike - It turned my life around as I enjoy biking now.