So, I broke my leg recently, got a real big cast to show for it. Doc tells me that I'm going to need rehab on my knee and ankle if the thing ever comes off (okay, he said when, it just feels like if). Now I've started thinking, maybe I should get myself a road bike when the time comes and see if that helps. Then came the big realization... I haven't got a clue about bikes, at all! And coming here, well, so far it's just made things worse... comfort bike? what's a comfort bike? Or maybe a recumbent bike would be a better choice. Or maybe I am way off base and biking won't help a thing?
So please. Calm me down. Tell me this isn't so hard. I did find, upon searching, instructions on how to size a bike, so I got that going for me. Now I just need to know everything else. What do I look for in a used bike? Where do I look for a used bike? When I go into a shop, how do I know that they're not trying to sell me a thirty year old huffy with a new paint job? What other important information can send me all deer in the headlights that I haven't thought of yet?
Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.