Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
Welcome to BF young lady!
You don't need to worry about all those gears...they still make those simple cruiser-type bikes that range anywhere from only one speed to 3-8 speeds. In a flat area, a simple 3 speed cruiser would be more than adequate for you. They come in really great colors now too!
Take a look at Electra bikes online http://www.electrabike.com/home.php
for starters, then get yourself down to your local bike shops and test ride to your heart's content till you find a bike that fits you, fits your budget, and most of all, makes you feel like a kid at Christmas again!
"Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey