So I found a Single Speed on Craigslist and it is perfect, an ORANGE Ibis, with a 32x18 so I can spin my legs and not hurt my knee. No lockout on the fork but I will live for now, it was $300 and ready to ride so it was a hell of a deal.
I am so out of shape 20+lbs and I can't stay under my AT to save my life, so I have a long way to go. I got a Garmin Edge 305 . This is a great little device, I have been waiting for this since I had a speclized pBrain back in high school. It gathers so much data and you can overlay your route on google maps or earth. Since I am a MAC user I also signed up for motionbased.com which is a web based data service so I can store and analyze all my training data. You can see my ride HERE.
The only saving grace to my fitness is, THE ZONE. I started this way to eat, I hate calling it a diet cause its way lifestyle not a temporery way to lose weight. I have lost 20LBS with out exercise and I feel so much better in everyday life.