I recently got my 2 year old a running/balance bike (he really LOVES it), and its made me want to get a bike too. I'm 30 and haven't ridden a bike since I was like 15, so I need something that will be good for a beginner. I plan to use it on mostly concrete trails and the occasional smooth dirt path. I will probably only ride occasionally (around once/week for a half hour or so) so I only want to spend $150 to $200.
I rode my husbands 8 year old Specialized Hardrock today and it was frightening, but fun. I felt like it was going too fast and kept using the hand brakes to slow down, not sure if it's just 'cause its been so long since I've ridden a bike or that it is a faster bike than the huffy 10 speed I rode as a kid The gears were confusing to me, but I fiddled with them to make it tolerable. It's also too big for me as I'm 5'7" and he's 6'0".
Anyway, any suggestions? I found this bike online: http://www.strollers.com/Schwinn-S2645-YZ1058.html but can't find any reviews for it.