Learned on a Sears 24" cruiser, way too big for my size, mostly rode an English made single speed when older, finally an unremembered 10spd in the 70s. 2 years ago, looked for an inexpensive off road bike to travel w/my wife on her horse. Last year started riding to and from work (5 mi. one way) and have regularly commuted this yr since April, increasing my errand trips (ca. 10 to 15 mi.) as possible. I am looking into a recumbent for commuting/transport.