Hello everyone. Here's my situation. When I was younger I used to ride in all my spare time and I really enjoyed it. As I got older I stopped riding and the newest bike I had received as a gift from my parents sat their in garage for many years.
lt wasn't until last year that I tried riding again with my husband for the first time in 15 years. I used my old bike that had been sitting in my parents garage. It was a horrible experience. No where near as fun as I had remembered from my childhood. It felt like my arms were stretching to reach the bars, my legs were stretching to reach the peddle, my bottom was sore ,and it was difficult for me to change gears because I had forgotten a lot about riding.
I initially wanted to go out riding with my husband because I am over weight and I wanted to bike ride as a fun workout. It would be especially nice because we live near a really long boardwalk that goes on for about 3-4miles and near a small park. We had planned to primarily use the boardwalk to ride and get my endurance up so we could ride farther and longer it was going to be great. But since that experience I haven't touched the bike.
It's summer again now and I really want to give it another try maybe buy a new bike if need be. If anyone can give me some advice on what kind of bike would be good for my needs or what I should do in my situation I would greatly appreciate it. I really want to enjoy bike riding again. Thank you so much.