Here's my story.
I'm 7 feet tall, roughly 320 pounds, and pretty out of shape.
Right now, I have a p.o.s. Mongoose mountain bike my mom got at a yard sale that has problems out the a**.
I do have a birthday coming up, and a new bike is number one on my wish list.
I'd like to seriously get into riding, because so far, it's had a lot of positive impacts,
such as me eating less, getting out more, and obviously it's offered a readily available mode of transportation.
I live in a small town in central Florida. There is plenty of potholes, dips, and gravel to deal with, so keep that in mind.
I would like to be able to eventually do long distance biking.
The chances of me needing to ride off road or on mountains or any other adventurous terrain is 1 in 10000.
I live within a 15 minute ride of the local bike shop, pretty small but it gets some good stuff in,
and the owner is 6'5 so he gets some larger framed bikes ordered in.
I also live within a ~25 min drive of a Sports Authority.
I am extremely skeptical of buying a bike online as I would like to be able to ride it before purchasing.
ok, there's my story!
Now then, what should I do?