Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes: 1997 Schwinn Searcher GS, 2007 Dahon Curve D3
Welcome Tom. I too am 33 and am getting back into biking by doing part of my commute on it. I gained about 10-15 lbs. when I stopped biking part of the commute, I aim to lose it again.
I'm riding a folding bike now, but will probably switch to a stiffy soon. It isn't worth the trouble on the other end to bring the folder on the train.
Lots of folks here have high-end bikes. But you don't need one to enjoy a good bike ride or have a more healthy commute.