So I hadn't even thought about the 'bigger cyclist' stuff when I decided to get back into biking. I won't bore you with the back story unless you want to read it. (Then Click Here)
I'm about 215lbs right now. I use to ride when I was younger and was actually heavier than I am now, but shorter. I'm going to be riding a Trek 6000 to start (when its back from the shop). To prepare I've been riding at the gym on the stationary bikes for about 30-40 minutes at a time and have noticed that my butt starts to hurt on those stiff seats. Then I saw this Clydesdale / Athena forum and it clicked... am I a 'bigger' rider, am I going to have to look into bigger gear or is this just something I'm gonna have to figure out for myself by trial and error?
The reason I ask is because sooner or later I'm going to buy a road bike also to train for doing the Seattle-to-Portland marathon and I've just been reading so much on fit of the bike and things I haven't thought about...
I know I rambled, so if you can decipher anything out of my long post... please comment or give me some feedback.
Thanks in advance.