Thanks for the replies guys, that Jamis looks great, however I was able to secure a loaner car. Since, I almost lost 20 pounds in the month or so I was without a car, I'm just going to keep biking.
I'm going to train at my local park in NJ and get into enough shape to join a New York Sports clubs before the cold weather sets in. So I need a different bike now but on a lower budget to accommodate for the gym membership.
My new budget is $300 or trade for my Canon hf11 hd camera, I'm looking for a road bike now or possibly a tri bike.
I can either buy from local member here or on craigslist. I'm in middlesex county but willing to travel within reasonable distance.
I don't care if the bike is old or newer but it needs to be in good shape so I can use it till the end of the summer and next year. I might consider buying a bike station eventually depending on how things go.
I've seen a couple on craigslist that are interesting. I saw an older Quintana Roo and this older specialized allez SE: http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/1978681362.html
I could probably find something better but I'm not an expert. Pretty much I learn by searching through this forum.
Anyway help me out if you can. Thanks.
P.S. my height is 5'5"