I am so excited, you'd think I was a 7-year old boy getting his first bike instead of the 54-year old "geezer" I actually am.
After an 8-month long research-and-shopping odyssey which began last August, I finally bought a bicycle today. I bought a 2010 Gary Fisher Cronus.
I am so tired--I spent four hours both yesterday and today test-riding bicycles--that I am going to keep this post short and hit the sack. I just wanted to thank all of you who make this forum such a great resource for people like me who are getting back into biking after very long--in my case, over 30 years--layoffs.
I will add more details about my research and shopping experiences later. All I can say is, it was very enlightening on many different levels.