310lbs looking to get back into cycling
so, I'm back again, and having gained another 40lbs since my last effort of getting back into cycling, I've had enough. My reasons for putting it on the backburner are strictly financial, and after watchingthe Tour today, I am determined to get out there, and start doing something I love again. I`m sitting around 310lbs, most of the time less than that, but in-and-around there. I need a road bike that will support my fat arse. I've only got 24% body fat, according to my doctor, which is apparently very good for my size, height (6'3), and my age (18). He says if I lose 20lbs I'll be in relatively healthy shape, which I find hard to believe, but I'm not complaining.
This is a bit of a two part question, and latter part being silly, as you will see, but is a serious question none the less.
First off, is it unrealistic of me to think I can get a bike that will support me, alone with rebuilt wheels for less than $1,500? That's pretty much all I got to work with, and I don't even have that yet! I don't really want a tourng bike I want a road bike, touring, or a mountain bike would be okay to start off with. I've set my goals high, and I want to be below 270 by the end of Christmas. I know I can do it, it's just strictly dedication.
Second part of my question is that every since I was a kid, I've wanted to go pro, but had a moment in my life where cycling wasn't very possible anymore, so I had to set it aside for a few years. Would it be unrealistic of me to think I can lose 100lbs, and become pro in the next five years? I remember at 15/16 I was able to ride all day long, at a good pace, without needing breaks, so I know it's possible, but the weight loss is the part worrying me. I mean, is there a cut-off age for pros? I heard if you're under 28 years old, you're still good to go, but if you're over that, it's a lot harder to break-in. As stupid and unrealistic as this goal may sound to some of you, my dream has always been to ride the Tour de France atleast once, and race head-to-head with the big names out there.
Any help and/or advice is really appreciated, thanks guys!