Hi everyone, I'm a southern Californian who'll be moving up to the central coast (monterey Bay) and am looking into returning back to cycling. Recently, I've been looking for a bicycle that works well for all-around terrain commuting and could use some suggestions on good models at affordable prices ($400-800). Touring bikes looks practical but my choices aren't stamped down to those models alone. Can you folks help me out?
P.S. I don't know the proper size to look for but I'm 5.9/5.10 with a slightly longer arm reach, not quite knuckle dragger.