Recently my husband and I moved--and now we are very close to miles and miles of bike trails in a very bike friendly city. My husband loves biking and he has me interested in joining him so we can spend out evenings out of the house instead of staring at the TV. However, I haven't had a bike since that 10-speed over 20 years ago. I am so embarassed going into bike shops. I don't look like the type of person who should be on one of those little seats.
Anyway, my question is--I'm 4'10, overweight and I want to bike around trails that may or may not be 'off road' types. Should I just shop on line to save my pride (or at Target ha!) and--what's a starting point for my search? I feel rather overwhelmed.