Ok i am a newbie in all sorts of ways. I rode a bike about 8 years ago, and was in great shape and now I am in horrible shape 270lbs 6 ft tall. I have lost 30lbs in 3 months at the police academy however due to medical reasons (bells Palsy) I was not able to continue. I ran and was on a strict diet and all my friends starting biking and now they are still losing weight. I am in need of a bike and any sort of help would be great. I am located in Palm Harbor Florida and I am willing to spend some money providing it is the correct setup. All I have seen and heard is how they wish they would have done the right setup and got the right bike to begin with. I am budgeting not more than 800.00 for all gear, shoes, water bottle, and whatever else I need. Which brings me to my next questions what all do I need. I am going to jump into this quickly and want to be able to stick it out. My girlfriend biked about 6 years ago and went distances, that was before I met her. One of our mutual friends does Triathlons and his bike is a lot of money and he is going to ride with me 3 times a week. I want to be able to do a 200 mile ride in 30 days. By the way my goal is to loose an additional 50 lbs in 3 months. I have lost 30 in the last 3 months just running, and dieting.
Please do not be negative towards this, and I have thought about this for about 3 weeks now and need to get going. Your positive reinforcement and ideas are needed and wanted you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading this.... And if you are selling a bike that is not something that I would regret getting as I get better please send me an email also.