Hi all, I'm new to the forums and about 15 years removed from my last bike ride...(around the age of 12). A friend from work purchased a bike a couple of months back and has been getting back into riding. Discussing this with him piqued my interest and he referred me to an LBS and these forums. I'm looking for a new outlet to exercise and lose weight, as well as a good, sustainable way to relieve some stress.... Especially as our first baby is due in 7 weeks!!
I have been doing weight training at home, and tried to do some walking, but I never really could get into the walking thing, and got to where I dreaded coming home from work because I was going to have to go for another walk!
So here I am, reading the forums and trying to figure out where to begin. I figured I'd just go to Walmart, pick up a cheap Schwinn cruiser, and get going. After getting some education here, I figured that might not be the best way to get started. I plan on visiting the LBS this weekend. Being 6'2" and 300#, I have a feeling I might not be a typical customer, which is why I will need help and advice on what to look for, what will be able to handle my current weight and minimize any potential negatives that would discourage me from continuing to ride.
I appreciate everyone's help and advice!