After about 8 years of not owning a bike (well, not riding at least), I got a 2003 GF Hoo Koo E Koo today at the LBS. I was looking at some of the Cannondale F-series, and the GF Tassajara, but then the shop I went to today had last year's model HKEK for $699, and I couldn't pass it up. Pretty much the same as this year, I think, except for the Manitou fork (over the RS). Don't really know what type of biking I'll be doing, but I didn't want to limit myself by going with a "hybrid" (definately not a road bike), so I went with the MTB. Plenty of bike for a rebeginner, now all I need is the stamina.