Hello all. I havent rode a bike in about 10 years. Me and my wife want to get back into it and I found this awesome forum to get started from. I was always sketchy about riding a bike since ive put on a ton of LB's. I was very pleased to see a section here dedicated to bigger folks that like to ride. To be honest, I didnt think there were many out there. Im glad there is some like me that want to ride.
So, I have NO clue on what kind of bike to get. After reading around on here im leaning towards a mountain bike. The main reason for that is about 3/4 of the time riding will be spent towing my 2 little kids behind me in a trailer. I will probably be doing some very minor off roading(without the trailer of course), but want the option to take off and "go" on the pavement when im by myself and put down some serious miles. Ive read that 2-3 hours a day on a mountain bike can be torture.
Obviously i need something sturdy and that can hold me, I am 6'3"- 290LBS.
I will probably be looking around on craigslist for a bike. I have NO idea on what kind of bike size I need. Can anyone tell me what to get for a guy that is 6'3"?
Im not a hardcore rider(yet), just looking to get my feet wet.