Hey everyone, I'm new here and didn't really want to post till I officially had a bike.
I bought a '04 Trek 7200 Multitrack off craigslist. I rode it today and it didn't break when I rode it! I was only able to ride for about 5 minutes and I was already winded but I had a huge grin on my face the whole time. Even before I had the bike I never got that winded when I went speed walking.
My weight loss journey started with me at around 450lbs on January 21, 2011. Being only 26 years old it was definitely shocking I let myself get that big. Today I was 425!
I was so nervous. I thought I would never realistically be able to ride a bicycle unless it was specially built. I was afraid the tires would literally burst under the pressure of my weight. But those 700x35c tires held up ok, they did flex a bit but the ride was fine. I'm only going to be riding on a bike paths with wooden bridges.
I am happy with the bike I got, it came with a speedometer/odometer, lights, helmet(that actually fit), and a seat bag. I'm definitely gonna get my $160 worth out of it.