I bought a 2005 Gary Fisher Zebrano hybrid this weekend and I love it. I did 12 miles on a very humid Sunday, (probably not too impressive to the forum, LOL) but I haven't done any real riding in 15 years since I was a kid. I don't hurt at all, but I do feel like I had a workout. I could have ridden more, but I didn't want to push it too much since it was my first day out.
I got one of those computers, a cat eye mini I think, but it seems to not clock speed over 15 MPH according to the instructions? I know I was only going about 13.5 (I tried to go faster but I couldn't go faster no matter how hard I tried). I hope to get faster as I improve. Maybe I need to work more at shifting gears to give myself sufficient power to push past 13.5. I don't want to be laughed at if I ever do group rides :-) Or maybe hybrids just don't go that fast, I don't know. The bike isn't that heavy, low 20's I think.
Also, Pearl Izumi bike shorts are the best. My hiney is thanking me for the purchase :-)
Edit Note: See posts below for specs and pics!!