I'm a 36 yr. old male from the Boston suburbs area. This was my first summer riding. I bought a left over demo, it's an '08 Diamondback Topanga. It's got some issues but I made it work, for now. I thought starting out that I'd be a dirt guy but am now leaning towards fitness hybrid, as I rode mostly on the street or path and the dirt riding I did could have been disasterous !! Well, I've got questions but I'll post in the correct forum for those. I look forward to chatting with more experienced riders and gaining tech tips as well.