As some of you know, my mother passed recently and my 86-year-old dad is thinking about getting a bike, which would be his first in decades. He lives in Florida in a mobile home community which has a paved road which circumnavigates the community (a distance of about 1.5 miles). I'm pretty sure that's where he intends to do most of his biking, if not all of it.
He is in remarkably good health after working through some heart/kidney issues, but he has a history of dizzy spells which concern me. I tried to interest him in a three-wheeler, but he wants a two-wheeler (a "real" bike, he says).
If you have links to something you think might be suitable, I'd really appreciate it to kickstart my research. Since I live on the opposite coast, all I can do is look for good possibilities and send him the information.
If he gets a two-wheeler, I'd think he'd be best served by a bike that he can sit on with his feet planted on the street. I've seen models like this but I'm not up to speed on what's available.
I don't think he'd have the patience to buy used through Craigslist. I want him on a new, reliable machine.
So -- got any ideas?