Just thought I'd introduce myself...I'm new to biking (well, not counting the occasional bike rentals on family vacations 10+ years ago), and just bought my bike over the weekend. My GF and I kept talking about getting bikes, and finally Sunday afternoon we went to the LBS and bought them!
I forget what she got, I got a hybrid/comfort Schwinn Voyager GS. I know it's not the fanciest bike, but so far it's been great (rode a bit on Sunday, then rode 7.5 miles yesterday). I'm biking in part to rehab my knee (I tore my ACL playing rugby last year, and post-surgery and PT I still feel like my knee/leg is kind of weak), and I can feel it already!
I am sore after yesterday, but so excited to ride more...it felt so good to get moving!
Welcome and congrats on your recent purchase. No more rentals for you!
Definitely not! I'm very proud of myself. Got 4 rides in since I bought the bike a week ago Sunday! Two were relatively small, but two were over an hour! I can feel the difference already in my knee, and I am loving getting out and moving.