Just wanted to introduce myself to the group here, I've been lurking in here for a while but haven't chimed in on too many threads. I'm just barely a clyde and hopefully will soon become an emeritus member. I started mountain biking a couple summers ago when I still lived in Tampa, FL and actually road quite a bit while I was stil therel in grad school. Last summer we moved to the Washington, DC area and my riding has been very infrequent/almost non-existant. Couple infrequent riding with a new job in outside sales with a fat expense account = eating out almost every day for lunch and some pretty substantial weight gain. Part of the reason I haven't been riding is I hate dealing with traffic around here to drive somewhere to mountain bike, and while I have a set of spare MTB wheels w/ road slicks on them, I'm not a big fan of riding my MTB on the road. So I just solved that problem and bought me my first ever road bike, I got a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Elite this afternoon. Tomorrow will be the maiden voyage (riding it around the LBS neighborhood doesn't count). Anyways, enough blabbering, I just wanted to say high and share my new bicycle excitement!