In April I bought a Takara Kabuto road bike off Amazon. It's a single speed bike, I would categorize the engineering as mediocre. Biggest issue is the factory braking system sucks Frame is heavy too but at $185 I wasn't expecting much more.
Last month I bought a mountain bike from Performance Cycle, a GT Timberline 2.0. The bike is a blast to ride though I have had some issued. Two flat tires, I fixed the second one on my own, using a thorn-resistant inner tune. Got a great workout in for a 20 miles ride after fixing it. Then the next day at 3 mph I shift gears and the whole rear derailed snaps off the back of the bike.
Getting a new rear deraileur ordered and installed free of charge. Should get my mountain bike back next week.
I want to do some trails, but with some people. Nothing too intense, but I'd enjoy some nice scenery.
I bike for recreation and physical fitness. Just turned 30, 5'9 and 220. When I biked regularly I was 185. That was also 8 years ago... Never to late to start though.