My name is Jonathon, and I am from Texas. I have been riding for about the past 4 years or so, mainly road but a little bit of off roading. I tend to take my bike everywhere I go (with gas the way it is and everything it only makes since). I live in North Fort Worth/Keller area currently riding a specialized Sirrus, I have another bike (I think it is a specialized) that my uncle is going to send me in Arizona (it was his, but he stopped riding)
I also have a Specialized sirrus- it's a great bike for me, although now it's my beater bike! Are you looking to get into a specific type of riding, or just do your commuting? If you're into the commuting, check out the commuting forum and read about the folks who've given up their cars and use their bikes. It could be enlightening for you.