My first ever bike as an adult was an Araya road bike.(ca 1974) Loaned it to someone that needed transportation, and never saw it again. Never got back into riding until a number of years ago when I bought a Target POS for riding while camping with my daughter.
Had a heart attack this year, and needed to start an exercise program. I wore the Target MTB out in 4 months, so had to make another purchase.
I\'m very pleased with this bike, although the more I see and learn, the more I see myself wanting to spend big bucks. Just going to have to settle for small incremental upgrades though. Already spend enough on the shooting sports to have another expensive hobby.