Just because I'm all psyched about my new bike, I thought I might as well say what sort of bike it is. I got a Cannondale Jekyll 600 (mine is black). It's quite slick with disk brakes, front shocks with adjustable travel and damping, rear shocks with adjustable damping and lockout, and a generally neat style to it. I'm quite pleased and am having a great deal of fun with it. It's been about six to eight years since I last had a bike that fit me and I had forgotten how very pleasant biking is. My bike is an All-Mountain type bike, which means that it's far more hardcore than I am, but that's something that I can, and plan to, work on fixing.
Right now, I'm kind of working on getting the hang of and a feel for the way my bike is. I can get the front tire up pretty easily and fairly high as well, but the rear tire is a great deal more difficult and I have a hard time getting it more than a few inches off the ground. I'm also getting a bit of an idea of what kind of grade of slopes and stairs I can go up or down.
I'm quite pleased overall and if I'm being a little repetitive, it's because I'm so enthusiastic about the matter. Now back to work so that I can finish paying for the thing.