My knowledge of the modern biking world is quite limited, but I didn't realize just how limited it was until I walked into a bike shop this week-end. :)
My wife and I have been interested in a form of exercise that we can do together and actually enjoy. I'd suggested bicyling a while back, but we'd yet to take the plunge.
This past Saturday, we went to one of the local bike shops in our area. I asked specifically to be shown bikes that were hybrids between street and off-road. Since we're new, we want to be able to try both types of riding. We knew we'd be on roads a lot, but we wanted to keep our options open. :)
The guy that helped us let us ride several different bikes. He tried not to overwhelm us with information, but we were easliy overwhelmed. :)
In the end, we went with the ones that felt the best. So far we've been enjoying it very much.
Anyway, I just wanted to stick my toe in the water with an introduction post before jumping all the way in with the newbie questions that I'm sure will come later. :)