Central Mass to be more specific. I don't see that many cyclists around where I live--it seems there are a lot more in Boston. Just recently bought a used Giant Nutra hybrid (it's probably from the early or mid '90's) because I wanted to start doing some of my errands by bike instead of by car since they're such short trips, as well as do some recreational riding. I was predominantly running for exercise, and decided it would be good to mix things up some. So far it's going well, it's just been a matter of getting more comfortable with traffic and trying to get a bit faster and stronger to deal with all the hills here (I thought I was in decent shape from running but it's a different set of muscles, so I've had to get off and walk up a few of the steeper hills and that has been rather embarrassing). I thought this forum would be a good place to learn from more experienced people and share with other new people any tips from my experience.