I've been reading threads on this forum off and on for years, reaching them through google searches. It has been a great way to learn about cycling and to hear opinions.
I used to ride a Schwinn Continental. I don't know what year, but it worked for me. I like to ride distance, to explore and see things, and to see how far I can push myself.
I recently moved to Orange County, CA and learned how to ride in traffic. I like the area, there is a lot to explore, and there are some good trails. All was going well until...
I was hit by a car. Someone turned left and broadsided me. Luckily I only took a few scratches, but it bent the frame on my bike, among other things.
So now I am here to get advice on a new bike and to learn about 21st century cycling.