Well, I decided to get serious about this yesterday and went to the bike shop to test as many comfort/hybrid bikes as they would let me. I started with the Specialized Expedition Deluxe. A fine bike in my opinion - I never knew a bike could be so smooth riding.
All was going fine until I felt a serious leg cramp coming on quickly! I responded by hitting the brakes, and the bike responded by parting ways with me! It lost a little metal on the brake handles; I lost a good bit of skin on my forearm and knee. Fortunately I was not real close to the shop, so I had to continue my ride after I dusted myself off and collected my composure (I meant to do that!).
Guess I should have stayed home and trimmed the bushes like my wife asked me to!