I've been away from riding bicycles for over 10 years and it's a shame because I reside in the great Northwest. The Cannondale CX Rigid hybrid is on the acquisition list in the next several weeks as a new starter bike. This will serve as my primary outlet from being stuck indoors the majority of time between work and home life. I'm looking to learn as much as possible and to make the most of this hobby in the coming months. On a side note from all the things I've read on the various cycle websites, Cyclecross looks like a blast.