I just joined this forum as I have been working on getting healthier and now I'm in the market for a new bike. I haven't rode a bike in 15 years and am a bit nervous about getting back into riding. I'm going to be honest in this post and I hope everyone who replies to me is also honest with their opinions. I have been exercising and eating healthier, but we have recently moved within 2 miles of the downtown area and want to start adventuring out on a bike. My wife is healthy and I'm buying her a new bike next week, she is normal weight so it was very easy to find her a good bike.
$1000 Budget(absolute most I can afford to spend)
I know I'm heavy but I still get around just fine as I have played sports my entire life but just really have let myself go way beyond any point I ever thought I would get. I've had enough and want to make serious changes, especially since we are wanting to start a family in the next couple years. I know I will get lots of looks and probably even some comments from people since I am large and will be on a bike, but I am willing to deal with it to get healthier.
What type of parts should I be looking for?
What should I avoid?
Any and all help it greatly appreciated!!
Thank you so much