Hi. I'm thinking of getting a bike for exercise, transportation and fun.
Thing is, I freakin' HATE mountain bikes: I hate their size - big wheels, etc.
I hate the low handlebars - riding all hunched over.
I hate the complexity the gears - having to adjust, having my chain fall off while I'm trying to change gears for a hill, etc...
SO... I'm thinking of getting a BMX style bike. They're simple, light, and I rode one non-stop between the ages of 6 to about 19. (I'm nearly 37 now.)
But the question is:
Is an old, overweight guy going to look like a complete idiot riding a BMX bike around?