I have read so many of the posts here and have found so very, very many to be so inspirational! I have to ask several questions that come to mind as I am dying to embark on this journey, myself.
I am 40, 5'10" and 400# give or take 10#'s. I have spoken to many LBS about a bike that will hold my weight and everyone tells me something different. I cannot afford much to begin with, around 300.00USD, as I also just want to become more fit and healthy and will definitely upgrade as my health improves. I would like to see if anyone can answer some of the following...
1. How long did it take for you to notice a reasonable difference in your health after you started riding?
2. Which is more important starting out, distance or time riding?
3. Can anyone tell me a reasonable expectation of potential weight loss in a year through only diet and cycling?
4. Can any past or current 400 pounders give me their opinion on what bike my work best for my weight, or the bike that worked for them?
I am so anxious to get started, full of questions and desire, but, get so many contradictory opinions, any help you guys could lend would be greatly appreciated.