My wife has started to get into biking. She just picked up a new bike today (unknown Trek).
I've been thinking about getting into it as well, as a way to spend more time with my wife, but also to get some exercise when I can and lose some weight. I have a very sedentary lifestyle (my job has me in front of the computer for about 10-12 hours a day, no lunch breaks).
I tested out a trek road bike about 2 weeks ago, almost crashed into some people on the sidewalk until I got the hang of it. Enjoyed it, but came away with a sore bum and hands for a few days. The bike is a bit more than I wanted to spend.
The local bike shop and the only within 100 miles of where I live now has a Trek 8.2 DS. Contemplating whether thats a good bike for what I want or look to drive to one of the bigger cities around me where more bike shops are (~2+ hour drive each way though).