I have been riding for about 3 months. I love it. Never thought it would hit me this hard but I love to ride. Anyway I have 2008 Giant FCR1. That I realy enjoy riding. It is a hybrid more road than mtb. I can ride 25 to 30 miles and average about 12 or 13 mph. I want to ride century next year and wander if I have the right bike to do it. I want a true road bike but dont know where to start. I have a $1000.00 to invest but I want to get it right this time. Help me if you can. I am 54 years old, 6ft and 210 lbs.