If you haven't gotten a subscription to Spin Off magazine, I'd highly recommend that as a good place to start. Next, find a spinning guild within driving distance and go visit. You'll be able to see and watch different types of wheels in use and maybe some of the ladies will let you give them a try.
Here's the web site for Spin Off magazine:http://www.interweave.com/spin/default.asp
And, of course, visit the archives here at BellaOnline!