First, I want to THANK YOU for providing a safe, encouraging place where overweight people can go and learn how to better themselves without being judged or ridiculed.
I'm 29, 6'4", 340lbs.
Except for once last summer when a friend took me on a grueling 10 mile ride, I haven't ridden a bike in nearly 10 years. Thanks to that ride last year, I know I physically can ride a bike and have decent mobility. I'm tired of being overweight. I'm in the process of changing my diet and establishing a workout routine. I have an old lower back injury which is another reason I'm choosing bike riding.
I'm looking for advice about what type of bike to get. I know almost nothing about sizes and different features but obviously need something that can support my weight and is accommodating of my height.
I plan to ride on mostly streets/sidewalks. I'd like to try to find something under $500 if possible and would prefer shopping online as I'm very self conscience about my weight.
Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciated!