I rode bikes a long time ago (just for fun, also a cheapo bike) and got back into it (using a cheapo, crappy bike) not too long ago. I want to buy a more serious bike, and I am wondering if I should go to a hybrid (bikesdirect.com ... motobecane cafe noir) or if I should get a mountain bike.
I do want to do excercise on the bike, and also commute to work using it if I can. I do also want to do some light off-roading (very light, on hardened trails). I would love to hear what you guys recommend, and also in what price range I should be looking at.