First off I will explain my current bill of health. Horrible. I've been denying my body for at least 6 years. I've been heavily addicted to some online games and have gained massive amounts of weight after high school. I weighed in around 240 or so in high school being 6'0. I've gained 110lbs since then and as of January was 350. I dropped around 30lbs since that time back in April but have since fallen back into the bad routines. 2 Weeks ago I decided to change my lifestyle and prepare for my future. The only problem is.... I absolutely hate gyms and prefer to get my exercise outdoors.
Starting weight : 320.4 as of 10/20
Current weight: 310.2
I have been walking between 2 and 8 miles a day. I don't feel that I'm pushing myself enough and want to start cycling again. I have cycled from age 3-18. At 18 I rode down the east coast with my father over 1400 miles in 2 weeks . I'm not an amateur cycler but I am clueless as to If I need a certain type of frame / wheel on a bicycle so I don't keep breaking it with my weight. I need some pointers on bike frame composition and wheel type / composition if anyone would be so kind as to help me out. I plan on updating this post with my accomplishments or failures.... should be a fun post through the next few months.
I don't need anything fancy for a bike.. Just something strong and reliable. I prefer something with rapid fire shifting personally. I'm not opposed to a road bike with shifters on the lower bar but I just find it easier in Connecticut to have something easier to shift.
Yes I am from New England and no.. I have no problem with riding in the 20's - 40's the winter is coming with.
Also made a link to a spreadsheet im keeping on my walking/weight/goal weight.. I know it may be a bit unrealistic.. but I like to keep everything on a spreadsheet.
Also - This thread was moved from the nutrition forum as they directed me to this forum.