My name is Tara and I don't know anything about bikes.
I just bought my first bike at the Hub's used bike sale and I love it (it's an all black road bike with pannier and a rack and a little computer and everything)! I'd been riding my dad's Giant Iguana and it was just a little sluggish...and since I don't have (or want) a car, I figured I would buy a faster bike for my commute to work since I gave up on it when it proved to be such slow going. And then the Iguana can get me through the ice and snow in the winter.
So I'm here to learn things like how my bike works and how I should be riding it. I've been impressed with the quality of the forum posts I've read--someday I'll know enough to contribute something!