I'm having quite a time trying to find a bike for myself. It's been a long time since I've ridden a bike with any regularity. I'm looking for something to go fast on pavement. Greenways, cruising downtown Nashville, and eventually group rides. I like the idea of a road bike, but not sure I want to lean that far over. Definately don't want anything too heavy or anything with big fat tires. My budget is around $150-$250. Willing to go a bit more.
There's lots of hybrids on the market, but most of them seem to be geared towards taller men. I'm 5'3", and even some size charts on the Internet don't even start with my height. Any suggestions for "off the shelf" models so I don't have to spend lots of money on a custom build?