sooo, I've been lurking on this site every now and then for a while now, so I decided to give in and join.
I bought a jamis hybrid from my local bike store in Carrol Gardens during the blackout in 2003 mostly as a means of transportation, as mass transit was knocked out for what at the moment was an indeterminable amount of time. Although admittedly my initial motivation for getting a bike was the utilitarian necessity of a means of commuting to work, I quickly rediscovered the thrill of riding, and weather permitting, it is still my preferred means of getting around town.
A few months ago I sprung for a khs flite 100, and having a blast learning the ins and outs of riding a fixed gear bike. I still have a lot to learn, which is what brings me to this forum. I'll try not to be too annoying, being a noob and all..