After spending countless (work) hours on this site, I finally took the plunge and re-dedicated a part of my life to cycling in the form of an '05 Specialized Tarmac Pro.
It turns out that years ago, during high school and college, I was cycling regularly. My daily commute was from Ballard to Shoreline Community College and after classes, to Sam's Club on 137th and Aurora, where I worked at the time.
Once I discovered the joys of driving at the age of 22, I promptly went from 135 lbs to around 185 lbs. Moving out and getting married did not help either. My weight went up swiftly to a nimble 210. Sure, I have had a lot of fun driving and building some fun road race cars during those years and I do not have a lot of regrets. But at this stage and having recently turned 31, it's time to focus on number one.
Enough is enough.
So here is to the baby steps that we all must first take. I look forward to any input that any of you can give me while I wear out the search feature on this forum in the meantime.
Take care all,