Happy to have just found this forum. Here is a brief intoduction about me. I am 38 and live in Erie, Pa. I have recently rediscovered riding, mainly because it helps me exercise. Years ago (when I was in high school) I was into road biking. I lived in New Castle, Pa, near Moraine State Park and did a lot of riding with my Uncle. We also used to take (one of the first in the area, I think) bike paths that went from New Castle into Ohio.
Living in Erie, Pa I get to ride in the city which is kind of fun and also on Presque Isle State Park which is really terrific. We can actually ride through the city and take a water taxi onto the penninsula at the State Park and explore nature guving us the best of both area.
Soon after moving to Erie I bought a Trek 820 and had a lot of fun with it. More recently I decided it wan't the best for me, that I liked my wife's Specialized Expedition (hybrid) a lot better. Now I am searching for a new hybrid for myself.