I advertised my car on Craigslist and someone bought it--when he came to look at it, he saw I was a bike fiend and offered a Trek 1000 Discovery version for reduced price on the car. I bit on that offer. So, the car now has someone who will get use out of it, and the bike does too. Win-win!
I've never ridden a post-1986 geared bike. This one is light as a feather, has crazy clip-in pedals, wiggle gear/brake levers with little triggers n stuff like that. It will take me a day to figure out, but Im excited.