Hello all. I have just found theis board as of yesterday. Loads of info here and I am glad to have found it. I am 34 years old with a family. I was once very into riding bikes. I raced BMX as a sponsored racer up till I was around 13. Rode Mountain bikes for several years after that. Last bike was a Gary Fisher Tassajara. Used that in college as well as trails locally and in Reno/Tahoe area.
The times changed and here I am around 8 years later. Had back surgery a few years ago and have gained a TON of weight as a result of the inactivity. A friend of mine lost a bit of weight riding so I picked up a bike at Academy a few months ago. Rode that once and decided it was not for me as the chain would not even stay on. (Derailer was not adjustable either)
Stopped by on my way to return that bike at a local shop and looked at a Gary Fisher Tiburon. Very nice bike. Will be picking it up tonight and plan on riding at Lake Hefner here in OKC. I think the hybrid style is best to get me back in the mix of things. If I stick with it then I might try my hand and mountain biking again. We shall see. I am fairly excited though. Thanks.