If you go to Ben's Dec 5 post, you will see a picture of feet on a scale. Also similar is the weight, and our goal weight is the same. Likewise, the reason for shedding 10 pounds is the same: racing a bicycle as fast as we can. The difference is length and speed. Since I have over 20 years on him and riding against guys in my 5-year age group (65-69), I don't have to be as fast, and the longest race is 40km and the time-trials are only 5km and 10km. So, keep up with the two of us as 2009 progresses. Another difference: Ben says he started weight management in early December, I won't even try until January 1. My first race is mid-March.