hey guys: I'm the Athena who was looking for a road bike after riding a comfort bike all over hell and back last summer (33 miler, then a duathlon). had been saving my pennies but wasn't sure I'd be able to afford anything really nice.
BUT! then I remembered craigslist. my DH and I kept a running search for the model I wanted, and Saturday afternoon there it was: a 54 cm 2007 specialized dolce triple, carbon seatpost and fork, with all the other goodies thrown in:
specialized shoes, my size
cannondale jersey and shorts, size medium (won't be long until I fit them)
look clipless pedals
cateye computer with cadence (mileage says 113.8, lol)
extra tubes, co2 pump
insulated bottle (price tag still on)
seat post bag (ditto)
it needs a tuneup but that is it. $580 cash. SWEET! can't wait for spring to get here.