As many know. I have been taking my time to select a new bike to take over from the venerable P8.
I had narrowed it down to two bikes and rode each today.
One I wanted to ride was the Lemond Zurich. Nearest LBS did not have one, but did have a Tourmalet and while it is all alu, it has the same geometry as the Zurich. The geometry of the Lemond is what I was interested in so I rode the Tourmalet. Also I only rode it about 4 1/2 miles so I was not worried about the alu buzz. The Lemond was a beautiful bike, after figuring out these new shifters I took off and had a nice ride with a mix of hills, (up & down). I found it to be very touchy on the bars. The word may be twitchy. I had a bad tendency to overcompensate when steering. After a bit I worked out to stay very light on the steering and finished nicely. The long and short of it is that I just didn't feel comfortable. I felt my Peugeot is a much nicer ride.
Second bike is the Trek 5200. The LBS had it in stock in my size 52cm. Once again a beautiful bike, all carbon and nicely equiped as stock. Took a 5 mile ride on it. The difference to the Lemond was dramatic. The bike felt very stable. After the first hill climb I tried no hands and cruised right along. It appears to be perfectly balanced for me. Long story short is that I have just had then put it away for me along with shoes, Look, clipless pedals, new computer, lights everything. This weekend my wife will go and buy it for me for Christmas, (not a bad deal eh!) It is one beautiful bike.