Hello from the UK! The wife and I are planning on taking up cycling mainly to start getting out more but to shift some weight too.
We used to have our own business and never used to have any free time, now we work from home, and live right by the sea, so we're going to put that promenade to good use. After all we're only 50 metres away from the sea!
I'm the biggest out of the two of us 6"1 and just over 400lb. Had what some would call an epiphany the other day and I need to make some drastic changes. The wife is 5"2 and about 300lb - so some would call us the 2 fat ladies (fitting as we're two chefs!)
At the moment we're looking at what bikes to get etc etc, and ordering them this week. Cannot wait to be honest!
We're planing on a Giant Rapid 2 for me and a Specialized Vita Sport for the other half. She's only got little legs so it's going to be the step thru model. Going to see how we get on with the stock wheels and if sh*t happens we have an awesome local bike shop Today we ordered cycling shorts, woooo! I don't want anything to put us off and to enjoy it as much as possible.
So yes, hello all - I'll no doubt end up picking your brains at some point, thank you for having us 2 fat chicks So glad such a place exists on the internet!