Been reading for 6 months, finally registered to comment on kimconyc's awesome thread
: I'm a 30 something guy in North Carolina. I picked up a hybrid last year (2009 Specialized Crosstrail) last year for exercise after not riding for more than 10 years. I've since added a 2010 Jamis Ventura Race and have been riding off and on over this summer.
This site has been invaluable while figuring out what I wanted to buy and getting into biking in general.