Hi, I'm 26 years old and very obese(325 lbs). I haven't rode a bike since I was a kid but figured it would be a good low-impact excercise for me, and perhaps I can replace some of my local(within 5 mile) errands with bike trips after I get used to it.
I'm planning on buying a good starter bike with my tax refund from my local bike shop, but I wanted suggestions of things to look for/avoid as an overweight newbie on a bike. I'm looking for a comfort/hybrid as right now my balance isn't that great and I'm still a little nervous about taking a big spill(funny how that was never a concern when I was a kid with my Wal-Mart BMX knockoff).
Anyway, any advice, anecdotes, etc would be appreciated. Thanks. I'm also 6'3" btw, if that calculates into any suggestions.