Last night I was given a slightly used Giant Rincon bicycle by one of my previous neighbors. I had been researching commuter bikes, like the Trek PDX, anticipating to spend several hundred dollars so this was perfect timing. The Rincon is an entry level mountain bike that will be excellent for getting me back into cycling; however, I will probably purchase a road/hybrid bike in the future.
Today was the first day I biked in approximately two years. It was painful and really showed me how much work and practice I need. I only lasted about 15 minutes on the hills of my neighborhood before I returned home gasping for air. Hopefully tomorrow, and the following weeks, will be better.