hey all - i think wifey and i are going to buy bikes for valentines day. our neighborhood has a bike trail that meanders throughout the neighborhood, into some business areas, etc. now i already know i'm no "extreme" rider, and i seriously doubt i'll ever take it off-road. if i do, it's gonna be one hell of a tame trail. so, what kind of bike (not necessarily brand, but style) would work for me? i was looking at the trek website (i'm not necessarily partial to trek, i just know the name) and saw these bike path style bikes. they seem pretty cool, but i'm worried that i may "limit" myself if i buy the wrong kind of bike. that's why i was thinking some sort of combo/hybrid model may be a good choice? so, here's what i can tell i'll be looking for: 1. mostly bike trail / road / possibly light off-road 2. willing to spend approx $400 (model year doesn't matter) 3. no brand preference (suggestions welcome) also, considering my needs, should i worry about weight? it's not like i'll be trying to catch air or anything like that? but it seems to make sense to get the lightest bike possible? or, should i put my money into better components or some other factor? finally, if anyone has any good websites they can recommend for me to do further research it would be appreciated. thanks! ted edit: i should mention the last time i bought a bike was in junior high. it was a diamond back bmx bike (chrome and blue). gawd i loved that bike!