I took the plunge and registered to ride the Pan Mass Challenge in honor of my 33 year old brother who has cancer The ride is this August in Massachusetts and I need a road bike asap!! Currently, I am about 295 lbs and 5' 5''. In the last 6 weeks since I started weighing myself I have lost 15 pounds, however it could have been more since I didn't initially weigh myself before I started my new routine. I go to the gym daily, work out with a trainer, do spin etc. and am doing weight watchers. I am a former college athlete that gained "a lot" weight after going through some ups and downs, but am finally in a good career and place in my life
So with that being said, I need a road bike and I need one fast! So here are my questions:
1. What road bike would be best for me? If I can I would like to stay within the $400-$800 range but am open to other suggestions. This is my first road bike so I can always upgrade if I really enjoy this..but until then I want a decent bike that is good enough that it won't make my trip any harder!
2. Does Bikes Direct have anything that meets my needs?
3. Are there any websites that sell plus size bike clothing?
4. Can I change out the seat on the road bike to a better seat built more for my badunkka dunk??
ANY and ALL comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated! This race means the world to me as my entire family will be there watching me finish. I don't want to disappoint my family, especially my brother who is very sick. PLEASE HELP!!! THANK YOU XOXOX