I am a newbie here, and buying a new bike at age 58 1/2. I have not ridden in years, but realized the other day that I love the early morning when the sun is mild, the air is fresh and the world is quiet. Normally, I've been out early only to pick the paper off the driveway, and I've always savored the time of day. It occurred to me the other day that I should buy a bike and ride in the morning. I live in the lower Hudson Valley, so finding nice roads should not be a problem... So, those are my grand plans. I am in the process of researching the latest in bicycles and I have pretty much decided on the components my new bike should have. The only question in my mind is how much I should spend.