Hello...I'm new here and hoping for some useful suggestions. Because of uterine fibroids, I have a belly that is essentially the size of a four-month pregnancy. But I'm not pregnant so safety isn't an issue. I also have loss of abdominal muscle thanks to a c-section delivery.
I find that the posture typical of an upright woman's bike is uncomfortable...my stomach gets crushed as I lift my legs. I also don't have strength in my gut to lift those legs, although my legs themselves are pretty strong. A cycling friend has also warned me that a racing position bike would likely be uncomfortable too.
Any thoughts out there for what type of bike I should buy, or what modifications I might make to lessen my discomfort?