Okay- heres the 411-
I am just getting back into riding after not touching a bike for about 7 years (i was probably 14 when i stopped, i'm 21 now. i am 6'2" 250lbs and i work an office job where i sit around for 9 hours a day. I want to loose some weight becasue i am getting married in august and going to the mayan rivera for honemoon.[think bathing suit] i am looking in the local newspaper as well as bike shops to find a bike (looking for a $800ish hardtail with decent componentss that can be ridden as-is and upgraded as budget allows)
how do i begin training with the bike? what should my starting goals be? how do i know if i'm progressing at a suitable rate? how do i know if i'm pushing myself too hard? not hard enough?