Just got my "new" Craigslist bike (2000 Giant Option Hybrid) back from the LBS and then I installed new tires and tubes. Then went out for a 7 mile shakedown ride. Bike rode like a dream. I have not ridden in 10 years. Back then it was mostly off road stuff in our area. It took its toll on this 57 year old body. But now I want to work on fitness and strength and that stubborn 5 lbs of fat around my waist.
I can't tell you how great it felt to have the wind in my face again. A nice feeling of Freedom..... I did remember pretty quickly to get my butt off the saddle when riding over bumps.
Hope to see some of you who live near Tampa, in the future...