Two newbies here, myself CJ and husband Scott, both 40, looking to say hi to all! Husband used to race BMX bikes as a kid, myself haven't ridden in many years so this is going to be a real adventure, , looking to buy new bikes, possibly recumbents, and looking foward to this new site, meeting all you guys and getting all your great advice.
Welcome to the forum. I hope you don't rush to buy a bike. I would try to ride everything you can so that you can make a good choice on a new bike the first time. Many people start out with a comfort/hybrid type of bike and then realize that they really want a road bike or a mountain bike. You may end up with a garage full of different models. My wife has a hybrid and a mountain bike. I have a hybrid, a mountain bike, a road bike and a touring bike. And, from time to time, I wonder about buying a recumbent as well.