Hey everyone. I kinda started this topic already in this spot of the forum http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...valent/page119. I think my biggest problem is it has been a little while since I have been on the bike. Not being dramatic, but I do get a lot of school work. Sometimes it is all day after school. Then I had football to deal with, that lasted from august to the end of October, and that took all riding time away. I hope that I can regain my bicycling legs. Last year, well last summer of 2011, I could do a 50 mile day on my old crappy mountain bike. Though I will take suggestions please on how to make those bike legs come back a little faster. I am actually a big guy. I am 6' 5" and 250 pounds (I don't know exactly on the wight part). I am running these other additions on my bike http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...lipless-pedals, and http://www.realcyclist.com/shimano-sh-r087g--mens. The bike I am using is the sirrus base model. I usually like to be going fast when I ride, but I am having issues with that to. So what are some suggestions/tips I can use to get my self to where I want to be. I know I wont be a pro racer, but it would be nice to be able to do charity rides, or long rides in general, and finish them without dying at the end. Thanks everyone I am loving the forum, and learning great stuff.