Hi all. 6'2" 320# here.
I'm getting married in a year (9/19/09) to a woman in amazing shape (5'4" 130#) and I want her to be as impressed with how I look that day as I will be with her. I've lost 68# in the last year competing in 5k, 10k and even a half marathon as a walker. I play hockey each week, so I've got an ok cardio base.
I need a ride that can handle my frame, but also stays in my budget. I'm likely looking at spending about $300, maybe $500 max (if I give up on a PSP and just get a better bike) as a christmas present, but will likely buy it early (right now Mid-November at the latest). I've heard about the Kona Hoss (in the 5 minutes of research Ive done thus far), but I'm guessing I need to find a cheaper substitute. Would appreciate any advice.