Hey guys this is my first time perusing the cylde/athena forum, though I would get some better responses than over in road.
Back story: My dad is over weight, by exactly how much I couldn't tell you, but he certainly weights over 250 lb. He used to ride road bikes when he was in his 20's and has occasionally since then (now mid 50's). About a year and a half ago I was bought my first road bike and a week later he bought his first in a long time. During that summer (I was home from college) we road once or twice a week together, good times enjoyed by all. I have since moved out and am still very involved with cycling for recreation and commuting, however, he only goes out very seldom, mayyyybe 10 times in the last year.
We have a close relationship and I know he wants to loose weight but life seems to get the best of him and he doesn't make the time. It's important to me that he sticks around for a long while and I would like to push him to get back on the bike or something to loose some pounds and lead a less sedintary life style.
I guess I'm just not sure how to approach this topic without hurting his feelings and how to keep him motivated for more than a week or so.
For what its worth he has a bit of an apple shape (large in the stomach area) and we have a very active and fit family/extended family.