Two seperate questions here.
First, I currently have a Schwinn Continental from the early 70s that I ride, and it has drop bars. I'm not sure if it's an endurance issue, or if I just don't like riding on drop bars, it tends to cause me to get some sore arms and a sore back after a couple miles. I'm 6' 350lbs, are any other larger clydes having problems with them? Are there any better handle bar setups you would recommend?
And, since the winter here was brutal, I ended up putting back on all the weight I lost in the last few summers as I couldn't get out and do anything. The weather is nice now, but I still don't have much time while the sun is up due to switching to a new job on second shift. Does anyone who is larger have experience with trainers? It's something I've been really considering for a while, and the main reason I haven't jumped on one is the fear that I would destroy one very quickly. I have very strong legs and obviously, I do not have a small frame.