I have a cheap mountain bike with slicks that I've been riding. I can definitely see the need to move to a road bike to get out of the upright position, better gearing, more speed, etc.
However, as a big guy (5'9" 300 lbs.) I'm wondering if I CAN ride a road bike,at least in the dropped position. Seems like my knees might whack my gut. I'm sure others have had this same concern.
If I can't ride like that, should I get a road bike anyway and just use the flat part of the bars and/or even put on a longer stem to ride more upright until I lose enough weight?