I am a recreational biker who does a lot of trips mostly on paved paths of say 25 miles or so. My tires on my old Giant Nutra are cracked and beginning to dry rot. I need new tires but the sheer selection of bike tires is overwhelming to someone like me. My current blackwall tire size says 700X38C on the tire. While I do 90% of my riding on asphalt I do ride on crushed limestone paths as well on which there are small loose stones at times and debris. So I figure a strict totally smooth road tire would not be good for me. I need some suggestions as to which tire would work for me and where is a good place to get tires online. I looked at Nashbar but once again I have no clue as to which tire would serve me well. I do want something resistent to flats if possible since lately I have gotten more than my share. I am a big guy at about 260 pounds. Any specific tire suggestions and where to get them would be most appreciated.
I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this post but I could not find a forum specific to my topic.