Newbie here. I haven't biked for about 10 years now(rat race got in the way). I taught my 6 years to ride his bike this week and now want to start going with him and also get him into biking(learning it came naturally to him and an excuse for me start biking again). I would mostly go on paved roads and maybe once in a blue moon on a trail. I also play other team sports on the weekend and have a couple of years of left of weekends(father time almost upon me... can't run down the fly balls as I used to ). After that, all I will have left will be biking ( I am 5'9" and about 160lbs).
Since I am just starting back and have a 2-4 years of which I have to accompany my son, I am looking to get a relatively cheap hybrid to see how much I use it. Now I know "relatively cheap" is a relative term , but is getting something around 250-300 just impossible. I went to a LBH and tried a $500 Cannondale and it was sweet but I am afraid to commit too much money at this point.
Would you recommend getting something at bikesdirect.com if so which one ? OR anything else.
I realized it's one more exasperated newbie question, apologize for that -- but would really appreciate help. Want to get it soon as in now and start going on the road again
Much much appreciated.