Hi. I'm Rich from the Chicago area. My wife and I got Schwinn 10-speeds back in the 70's, but have done no riding for about the last 10-15 years. Having reached 59 & 60 yrs old, we decided we need to be getting some excercise, but wanted to get away from the bent over the frame thing. We're the parents of two new Giant Cypress hybrids. So far (less than a week), we're really enjoying them. I hadn't realized how much the technology had changed. Best of all, my butt's not sore!