Hey guys, I just joined here and was hoping for some advice.
I am 6' 3" and weigh 450. I have been hitting the gym like crazy for the past few weeks and the pounds are flying off. I am on track to get down to a normal weight and I'm thinking about getting a bicycle. I haven't ridden since I was a kid but I would love something to commute to college in. My school is 7 miles away from my house and the terrain is fairly flat. I know I will look incredibly stupid being a fat guy on a bike but I think the health benefits and lower transportation costs will be worth it.
Are there any models that you guys would recommend?
The two that I have been looking at are the electra townie and the trek pure.
I am probably going to hit up the local bike stores tomorrow and check some out. Any advice would be really appreciated, especially if any of you think that this is a bad idea and that I should lose some more weight before I try this. Thanks!