I've been trolling here for a little bit and have really been inspired by the many success stories I have found in this sub-forum. I'm 6'4" and weigh in at 375 and I just celebrated my 64th birthday. I have had both hips replaced and have been pretty inactive due to the pain leading up to the surgeries and even post-op. I need to drop some pounds and improve my fitness level. I'd like to use bike riding as a tool to make some changes to my lifestyle. I resurrected an old Diamondback that I rode a little in the 1990's but I'm not feeling very safe on it, so I'm looking for a new ride. I'm not planning any major road races or hill climbs--I just want to be able to ride on my rural roads and some local trails. I have to ride on a quarter mile of gravel to get from my home to a paved road. So that's my story.
I'm looking at a Trek Navigator 3.0 at a nearby bike shop that I think will be a good starting bike for me. I like the price point and it seems to fit my needs pretty well. Am I on the right track?