My "new" Trek is in the shop getting modified. My Cypress had something wrong with the brakes that I couldn't figure out (as has been mentioned, I'm not mechanical) and the back tire wouldn't rotate freely. I know the LBS can fix that in a nanosecond.
So I was "forced" to ride my Trek MTB with the knobbie tires today. Wow, what a bunch of flashbacks that was! I can't believe I rode that thing 800 miles before even getting slicks, including a metric century!
I felt so slow, and noticed that the tires made quite a different sound on the road. Plus it felt like I was spinning more to go the same speed.
After a while, it was just pure fun again, just as it always was, way back in '05 when I first got bitten by this bug. And now I remember why I have so many bikes. Cheap bikes, yes. But I like 'em!
Knee didn't complain, either. Woohoo!