Greetings from New Jersey
It's been about thirty years since I've been on a bike. (most of you weren't even born then) The last bike I owned came from Sears, I think the model was called the "Spyder". I don't remember how many speeds it had but the shifter was mounted on the top tube resembling the shifter in a car. And it had what was called a banana seat. If I needed it to be a mountain bike one moment and then a road bike the next it had no problem being what ever I needed it to be. A two foot drop on asphalt was an everyday occurrence for this bike.
Well, here I am a lot older and a heck of a lot heavier. I have this strong feeling that I need to start riding again. I didn't realize just how much I missed it until I started to read the posts in this forum. I've decided I want a mountain bike with no suspension. I read some place that us fat people blow out suspensions faster than they can be replaced. I want a bike to help with the weight loss and to have fun with. If any of you can give a few suggestion as to what bike you feel would be a good choice I'll add them to the few I'm considering. I don't want to spend too much just in case this is a passing fade on my part, hoping to relive some memories. If after a while I see that I'm going to keep this up I have no problem buying a better bike and donating my entry level bike to charity.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
(my friends call me Scorpion because my birthday is in October)