I live in Seattle and I'm thinking of ditching the car and commute by bike full time. It's only 16 miles round-trip but I think I find the winter commuting a little intimidating. I'm not new to riding but I've been out of it for a good 10+ years. Anyway, I've been reading the forums for a little over a week now and figure it was time to say "hi." There's a lot of good information on here and people seem to be pretty helpful with questions.
I don't still have my old bike (Specialized Rockhopper) so I'm looking for a new/used bike. My budget is a little low (I'm still in negotiations with the CEO) so I'm taking my time but it's going to be a challenge. I'm thinking a hybrid/performance hybrid but I'd love to find a good used road bike.