Need help in motivating a potential clydesdale
Hey everyone. First post :)
So I just recently bought a road bike and have fallen in love with cycling. I want my dad to get into it with me too. He's 400+ lbs. and at the moment, isn't doing anything for exercise. I am constantly telling him about the rides I go on and how I wish I had a riding partner. Him and I don't really do many things together which kills me since we were so close when I was younger. I want this to be "our thing". I keep trying to get him into this, but he isn't budging. His big deterrent is that he doesn't have enough money for a bike.
It's kind of a BS reason in my opinion, because he makes plenty of money and could easily drop the cash to make an investment for his health. I've been thinking since he won't take the initiative, I might have to. I was considering possibly buying him one, or even building one for him.
I have a few questions. Are there any bikes designed for someone his size? If I decided to build one, I know I'll have to look into a strong frame and some burly rims/tires. Any tips? Also, I'd love to hear anybody's opinion on how I can motivate him.