Hello Bike Calgary forum,
As you guys can see from the title I am looking into getting some cycling safety clothes but let me tell you a little about me first and what I have in mind.
Pretty much all my life I have been on the larger side. All through school, I was always conscious of my weight and the clothes I wore and it has carried it's self on until now When I'm at the age of 25, it's got to stop. Since I hit my 20s I have been getting bigger and bigger due to the decrease in exercise yet I'm eating the same amount of bad foods. I have now finally decided to put my foot down and get it sorted out before it takes over.
So, two weeks ago I had changed my diet massively from anything I wanted and desired at the time to only have a banana shake for breakfast, chicken, veg and brown rice for lunch then for dinner I would have the same as lunch or change the meat option. This alone has made massive improvements in a way where I am feeling much healthier and loving it. Now, I am going to sell my car and buy myself a bike but I want to get all the safety equipment and clothing as possible. for example, what do you think of the padded shorts here http://www.used.forsale/canada/cycling-clothing I have seen the roads are dangerous especially for bikers and I don't want to be caught in a bad situation without some gear. I know that a helmet is a must but what else would you guys recommend to make my ride as safe as possible? anything from clothing to equipment for my bicycle?
Really looking forward to speaking to you all and see what options I have for when I'm on 2 wheels.