Just joined up here in anticipation of getting back into biking. I used to do some road biking in a former life up north. Haven't done any since moving down south, to the land of no shoulders. However, since I blew out my achilles on my 50th birthday last year, most of my preferred aerobic exercise may be a thing of the past, so I'm going to take up biking again. My wife and I gave each other bikes for our anniversary (yet to be purchased). I just had my 3rd operation a few days ago, so I am probably a few months away from any real riding. I will be looking for a recumbent stationary trainer for my rehab. I'm undecided whether to get a hybrid or a road bike - I'm sure I will be posting some questions and soliciting advice soon ;-) Thanks in advance, and look forward to talking to you.