I'm a transplant in Florida and I finally decided to get a real bike (been riding a beater 80's panasonic) and start commuting to work. I live in Orlando and my commute is a meager 1 m each way. But I want to make my bike my main transportation around orlando, including the 5.4 m each way trek to my g-friend. Maybe once I get settled in I'll think about doing longer rides (50 miles ish).
The bike I bought is an 05' Giant FCR 3. I originally thought about getting a mtb style hybrid and looked at trek 7xxxfx series among others. But once I rode the Giant's road like frame with carbon fiber fork and straight handlebar. I was sold.
Not much else to say. If your in fl and dont mind new riders feel free to pm me. I'm def a lil nervous about all the florida rain and what will happen to me in it on my bike. oh well. Time will tell. ciao