I'm hoping to return to to riding after a long hiatus (20 yrs) and to eventually lose my status as a Clyde sometime in the next year or so (5-9 - 250 Lbs.). I've been training for the last 3 months on an indoor stationary bike (LifeFitness C9i), ride 4-5 days per week (30-45 minutes per day) with one day a week up to about 90 minutes and 30 miles.
I've been surfing the Clyde forum for some time and would like to ask for some input.
I need to purchase a new road bike to do some daily and weekend riding once the weather here in Michigan is a little better. I also intend on buying an indoor trainer so that I can get used to riding a regular bike as opposed to the stationary bike all the time.
After visiting a number of LBS's in the area, I've settled on one very close to my home. They are recommending that I consider the Trek 1500 (they suggest it is a good bang for the buck) and it is in my price range. I was somewhat concerned with the Bontrager Select wheels (20 spoke pattern, 2 very close together in a 10 pair format). The LBS is assuring me they will be fine for my weight but I was wondering if anyone else has had any experience with these wheels lugging a Clyde's butt around city streets.
Any help will be appreciated.