Greetings, I am wanting to begin biking for fitness. I'm 46, 5'8" and 175 pounds. I'm interested in comfort and speed mainly, and then durability. I'll only be riding roads, mainly backroads and they area all paved. There are quite a few hills, too. I'm hoping to ride 20-40 miles at a time several times per week.
Can anybody recommend either style of bike (road or hybrid) and also possible models to choose from? I have read elsewhere about the Gary Fisher Wingra, are there other recommendations?
Thank you for any help you can provide.