After days, yes days, of reading reviews on many websites, I am so lost in getting a bike (I was very unaware of the different bikes out there), so I decided to ask for help here. Basically, I have been using my stationary bike for quite some time now and would like to get into the outdoor cycling world.
Basically, I am looking for a bike to ride mostly on paved roads, about 200 miles a week(some weekend rides will go over 50 miles per trip). There aren't many hills in the area, and there are quite a few nice bike trails around.
So, I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a beginners bike? My budget is around $500(I know this isn't much considering I saw some bikes going into multiple thousands...)
If it helps, I am 5'8" male, 165 lbs.
Thanks and any help would be appreciated.