I, too, would start with the LBS. Be sure to test ride a bike before you purchase one. If the shop has test saddles, try several of them also. Everyone is different and the saddle can make a big difference. Expensive isn't always better.
Purchase the best bike shorts you possible can. It will make a big difference in your comfort. (and Chamois Butter is your friend)
Also, if there is a bike club in your area contact them for suggestions on routes and beginner rides they may have. It is always nice to have a few people riding with you.
Set a short term goal, like by the end of June I want to ride 5 (or whatever) miles without stopping. Then set a long term goal, like by the end of summer I want to ride 30 miles in a day.
Most important of all, have fun.
One Day at a Time:
1) 10,000 steps daily
2) fruit & vegie at every meal
3) aerobic or strength train every day
4) 7 hours sleep daily
5) check in with SP daily
___Mar 2014 goals:
1) lose 4 pounds
2) ride 200 miles
3) clean/organize one room and closet weekly
4) complete 1 UFO
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
| Pounds lost: 15.0