Hi everyone, cycling n00b here. No, really. While I rode my bike anywhere I could when I was a kid, and did some mountain biking when I was 12-13 and thereabouts, I haven't really ridden bikes much in the past 10+ years, other than occasionally hopping a fixed gear rental on vacations. Well, recently I've thought about getting myself a road bike as part of my ongoing goal of getting fit, and possibly commuting to work instead of driving as well as riding on the weekends for fun/exercise.
So, I ended up here looking for information on cycling and equipment, and there seems to be such a wealth of shared knowledge here that I thought I'd sign up and try to mooch some advice off of you folks!