I am an American living in Germany. Recently bought a Cannondale F5, which I ride on the weekends with my family, and also ride to/from work on during the week. I haven't been riding regularly for years, and even when I did, it was on a cheapo bike that I picked up at a yard sale. Well, it worked for me back then...but the bike I have now I LOVE.
My wife really got me into buying a new bike. She has been using riding as a fitness component in her workouts for about a year, and had recently upgraded from a Kent to Trek. Thanks and great idea hon!
Anyways, I have lurked the last couple of weeks and figured I'd make an intro post. Lot's of great info here, looking forward to being part of the community.