Thanks so much everyone!
So I bought my first bike. I bought a 2005 Specialized Hard Rock Comp Disc with a CatEye OptiCube light. I brought it home today in my Forester and road around for a few hours getting used to it, I'd say I probably already did 8 miles. All said and done I paid $500 cash for the whole deal--bike, light, bottle holder and water bottle. I'm happy with the purchase
I just wanted to thank everyone for all your help and I look forward to years of riding and keeping up relations in the forum. Thanks again!