Okay so Hi! I'm a 23 year old "housewife"/freelance illustrator. While my husband is at work I often go about town during the day for little errands, taking my car, but I've been wanting to dust off my bike for a LOOONG time and take it about the town, my problem is that I don't know where to start, I know I need new tires *any recommendations?*, and ones that can support my weight until I ride often enough to get in shape.
I'm not HUGE I'm just way outta shape. I guess you could say I'm the "average American" in weight... which is sadly much larger than it used to be. I'd also need a basket to put on the back of my bike, more like a crate so I could carry my groceries. I'm sure I could use my old backpack too. I need a bike lock too. My trek through town would be no more than 6 miles round trip, that's if I go to the bank, 3 miles if just the grocery store, but only one way is downhill... which means the other half is up, the hill is surrounded by large grassy mounds and you can't hardly see what's on the other side and it's steep and cars zip around that corner without looking, it makes me nervous. I almost hit a bike rider that got stranded at the very bottom of the hill one time, I don't want that to happen to me. I live in a hill billy town where not everyone is the brightest crayon in the box and I don't want to get hit by some "joe" that is just not paying attention on that curve, any suggestions are welcome!!
I look forward to getting to know everyone!