First off, I just want to thank everyone again that helped with out with advice and such in the thread I made a few days ago, it really helped.
I bought a Giant Revel 2, left everyone on it that came with it, and just added a rack for a water bottle and a sigma computer thing to keep track of things.
First ride was today! Right before work, which sucked for a while. My wife went with me, and we did a whopping 3 miles, total. Man. By the end of those three miles I thought I was going to die! It amazed me that I can ride a stationary bike for an hour and feel fine, but ten minutes on the bike path had my thighs screaming. Got off to walk to my car and felt like I was floating on air, but mainly because I couldn't feel my legs.
So, a few questions for you guys, again. What gear should I be carrying with me? I bought a bike-mounting pump, to be technical, and a all-in-one tool set, still looking for pillow-padded bike shorts. I'm guessing I am going to need a patching kit, oh and to learn how to patch a hole on the road.
I saw some green slime that seems to be a sealant, do those work?
Should I be on the lookout for heavier-dutier tires, since I'm a heavier-dutier guy? (Read 350lb+) The rims are supposed to be double-walled or some such voodoo, so hopefully that will help.
So yeah, new person-on-a-bike here, any advice for a newbie just hitting the trails for the first time? Other than a towel. I did take a towel with me.
Oh man, my ass hurt.