HI I think I bought the wrong bike for my own personal use: the OCR c3 by giant. Now i'm thinking that i should swap it for a bike used more for what I need. So I don't race but I do plan on riding home to work to school but I love to go FAST. In fact, it would be great if there was a bike just as fast as a racing road bike or at least just as fast. So I want a bike that is...
-fast or nearly as fast as a performance bike (prob most important second to comfort, smoothness, and virbration damping)
-can carry a heavy guy 230 lbs but expected to lose 30 of those lbs
-Am expected to carry stuff around me but probrably not more than 15 lbs like books, groceries, and gym stuff. So I need a clamp on rack or if it's nice, one has a frame built for a one of those racks used for long touring
-But i'm NOT going to do long expedition tours. I'll use my bike mostly for getting around suburban areas and have fun riding at parks.
-Can handle gravel, dirt, and pothole surfaces well.
So is this what a commuter bike is all about or should I just use my racing CF Giant OCR C3 bike and use it as a commuter bike? If NOT, tell me which bike (also brand) is suitable for me.