I bought a bike late last year after finding out I had arthritic knees and couldn't run anymore. I only got to ride about 30 miles before winter kicked in with a vengeance.
Finally got the bike ready for this year and got out for a ride. I'm currently about 220-ish and 5'11". I have a nice "18 pack" belly I'd like to get rid of by the end of summer. My goal weight is somewhere around 195-200.
Managed 12 miles today and maintained a 14.2 mph average. I'm whooped, but feel great. How decent of a pace is that for a starting cyclist?
Also, can anyone recommend a good cleat shoe and pedals that are somewhat budget-priced? Or...is there a style of shoe that will work better with toe clips? I've been wearing running shoes and the soles seem too wide for the toe clips. My foot keeps getting forced to the outside of the pedals. Or maybe my feet are just too wide...?
Thanks in advance.