Hello all, new member checking in from Middle TN. I don't even own a bike yet so pretty new to the entire sport. Looking for advice on how to start. I'm a clyde coming in at 6'2" and weighing roughly 265ish. I'm looking to get into riding as a fitness tool as well as to have a new hobby. I would really like to get into the sport as cheaply as possible while still getting a bike that will last me long enough to loose the weight that I need to. I think I want a road style bike to start with as I know my weight will destroy any suspension found on mountain bikes. I would love to ultimately get into riding trails but that will have to come once I loose enough weight as to not destroy the bike. I'm open to any and all advice and suggestions. I don't see myself on one of the road bikes with the tiny tires. I think I would crumple them. I can spend up to $500 or so to start with. I could spend more but I'm not looking for the best of the best to start off with. I just want something practical enough to rack up some miles and loose about 75lbs and then I will buy myself a nice bike. So that about sums it up. I live about 50 miles from the closest bike shops. I know that they carry all of the well known brands as far as Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Specialized, Raleigh, etc. I'm kind of hoping to find something used but I truly have no clue what is good or what would be a good price.