hey everyone, just wanted to say hi and will be frequenting these forums probably a lot because I want to start riding a bike but have absolutely no idea what to look for. I mainly am going to ride on pavement probably fairly long distances (10 miles or so) but would also like a bike for occasional trips on gravel, or other terrains. im 6'1", 215lbs and am looking to spend about $500, so any help is greatly appreciated on what i should look for. Hope to talk to some good people on here. peace.