Background: First time poster, new to the 'bike world'. Mid 30's male who has not ridden a bike since junior high school. 5' 11" 165lbs.
I want to get into bikes as a hobby/exercise/utility/occasional great weather commute and the amount of choices is overwhelming. Yes, I have read all the stickies.
I do not like nor am I interested in roadbike or wearing lycra from head to toe, I just want a comfortable bike that can get me over the bumps of city roads and across paved bike trails with comfort while I have fun.
On paper (well on screen) the Specialized Expedition 2011 model looks like what I want, but I am baffled by the lack of reviews or posts regarding that bike.
Forum search yields dozens of post for an 80's version of the bike.
Is this a good bike for my needs? More importantly what would you recommend as a comparatively priced better alternative to this bike for my stated needs?