i am brand new to cycling in just about every respect.
a friend convinced me to do a triathlon on june 1, and i rode a late 90s trek 820 with front suspension on it. as brutal as that was, i enjoyed the cycling enough to go out and buy a 1997 giant kronos GS. it's my first proper road bike. i've been using it for cross training days as i train for the detroit marathon, but i'll use it more next spring for tri training and ride for a workout more often.
i also bought my wife a 1977 schwinn varsity, so we like to get out as much as possible and use the car less.