Hi everyone, I am truly happy to have found this forum. Lots of good information here and I am hoping to benefit from the members' experience and expertise. I've ridden bicycles most of my life(just turned 66) and have always had a passion for bikes from the entry level to the most expensive ones(that I can't afford, lol). I also enjoy working on bikes(as a hobby) as much as riding them and (in my case) there is always something new to learn every day. I currently own(after having sold a couple): SS Burner(cheap but reliable mountain), Giant Defy(entry-level road), and a Giant Yukon FX(entry-level mountain). I am currently considering one of the following: Specialized Sirrus Elite, Giant Escape 2, or a Trek 7.2 FX; all entry-level Performance Hybrid bikes that I happen to like. Looking forward to some pleasant interchanges with the forum members, Cheers.