Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have never done any active riding before. However, my brother has been doing it for a couple of months (mountain biking and road biking) and really enjoys it. I've been considering starting. I have some concerns though and would like some input, if anyone can help.
I'll be 24 this summer. Was very active in high school with sports, naturally have an athletic build. However, I've gotten way out of shape in the last couple of years and would like to get back into it. I don't want to bulk up or anything, but I am curious if road biking (along with diet) would be a good route to help me to tone up and lose some fat?? I can mostly tell I'm out of shape with in my thigh area and belly region, and I want to get rid of it!! I'm very interested in beginning this, but I want to do it for the right reasons. If it's not going to tone me up, I should do a different routine and then move onto biking later?
Also, I would be looking for a good starter bike. I would mainly be riding on the road, not too many hills. I guess I just want to do distance.
Ok, any advice would do wonders for me.