Balance and weight issues
Hi - newbie here. I have had a number of falls lately - more due to not placing my feet carefully enough than anything else, and not having the reflexes or balance to recover. Consequently, I have lost confidence in walking too far from home. As a result my weight has ballooned from 240 to 290 pounds.
Friends have suggested an adult tricycle for exercise, but from what I have seen, they are very hard to transport by car (My concern is that I would eventually get bored with riding around the same old course and would want to transport it somewhere else so that I could explore other areas also.). A regular cycle would be easy to transport.
I have seen advertisements for two kinds of training wheels that can be fitted to adult bicycles. Does anyone have personal experience of such wheels? Do they make a bike safe enough for someone with balance problems to ride?
There's also the issue of my weight. I would want to be sure that the bike frame and wheels were up to it. I would be sticking to paved areas - no jumping and stuff, just nice leisurely rides.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.