I'm from Northern California, middle of the wine country.
I currently am riding a Proflex 857 frankenbike that I have owned since the late 90's, and a modern Schwinn Tourist road/hybrid box bike that I picked up from Target with a gift cert. I also have an ancient D.K. Harris girls cruiser that I am trying to research. I will try to get pics of it into one of these forums some day.
I have been riding since I needed training wheels, more specifically since I was a kid. I have owned Bianchi, Cannondale, and many more that I have forgotten. I have primarily ridden MTB for most of my life and got the Target bike to play around with the idea of making a poor mans cyclocross/hybrid.
Lately I tend to spend more time messing with my bikes than I do actually riding them.
I am not a bike snob, nor am I a bike noob...
My creed is that if you enjoy your bike, sweet! No need to brag about it, because chances are, the only people who care, are the people waiting to one up you, and who wants to talk to them?