Hello to everyone. Been lurking and learning for awhile. Thanks for all the great info.
Getting into bicycling for the fun and fitness. Last fall my Daughter begged me to go on a bike ride with her, so I aired up the tires on my Cheap Hybrid I bought about 3 years prior and we went I have bad knees that give me a lot of pain but to my surprise after that ride they felt great. At that point I decided that I will be riding as much as possible. I put on 400 miles in about 7 weeks before this crappy winter hit. I am now a committed commuter.