I'm in Ottawa ON. I'm not a competitive rider but I've always loved being on two wheels. For three years in the early 90's I commuted 20K per day to work and on weekends rode with my kids. Life took me too far from work to ride. I'm close enough now, I think, 25k each way.
Of course I want a new bike. My old ride is a 15 year old cheap hybrid.
The choices available are bewildering! Internal hubs look good, so do shaft drives not to forget the derailleurs. And what kind of frame? Road? Hybrid? Touring?
I like what I've seen from Cannondale but I'm not stuck on labels.
Its too late this year, late autumn in Ottawa is unstable at best so I got a while to dream and scheme.
So, I'd be happy to hear some advice and personal experiences.