Okay, for those of you who ride regularly this isn't probably much of a big deal. For me however it represents a significant milestone. Late last June I hit the scale at 389lbs. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like my chest was going to explode. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and 41 years old, I was a time bomb waiting to go off. See pic. That was the point Where I decided a lifestyle change was overdue, and it wasn't happening by itself. I am now 84 lbs lighter, still have a way to go, but I'm doing it. About mid April I started riding again. I could manage about 10 -12 miles @ about an 11mph average speed. This week all of my rides have been in the area of 20 miles, my average speed is up to 14.5 to 15 mph. I'll never be a threat to George Hincapie. I'll probably never be much more than a bike path warrior and occasional commuter, but damn it I feel better than I have in years! Here I am after today's ride. Just thought I'd share.