Any bikers in the OTF? Curious as to whether anyone here bikes--and I don't mean dirtbikes or hogs. I'm talkin fat-powered guys with two pedals and an uncomfortable seat. Back in my high school days I used to do a lot of mountain biking. For anyone who's familiar with Evergreen, CO, I used to live about three blocks from Elk Meadow park, and would bike up Bergen Peak pretty regularly when I wasn't just riding my bike around the very hilly neighborhood of Hiwan. And all that at 7000 feet. Needless to say, I'm not in that kind of shape anymore. I doubt, in fact, that I could even make it up the first hill I came to anymore, but I want to get back on a bike. I recognize that I'm starting to push the seams on my clothes, and want to do something about it, and now that it's spring here in Virginia I wouldn't mind something outdoors. I always loved riding my bike, so that's what I'm thinking about. That said, I've always ridden mountain bikes, complete with shocks and special shifters and such. I know mountain bikes, know how to ride them and enjoy the hell out of flying over a hill at 30 mph on a mountain bike. Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near mountain biking country. I live in the suburbs, and fairly flat suburbs at that. So I suppose I should be looking at road bikes. Anyone know anything about this stuff and what I should look at? I haven't been on a bike in almost 6 years, so I have a feeling my concepts are a little outdated (damn that makes me feel old). Also keep in mind that I want to stay on a reasonable budget if I decide to buy a bike, and might be splurging for a bike for Aeval as well so she can bike with me, so I don't want some $1800 graphite-bodied NASA technology bike. Ideally something in the $300 range, but I could consider going higher if that's not realistic for something of decent quality that will last me.