I wrote on here a while back about thinking I got sold the wrong bike. It was a Cannondale f400 and I wanted to commute to work. I do think that is sort of the wrong bike for that, but I happened to take my cannondale off road and now...well, I'm totally hooked! I still ride it to work, but now I also hit the trails at every opportunity.
That does not solve my problem of wanting to get further, faster. I live in the boonies and getting anywhere takes awhile, especially on a bike. I'm thinking that maybe I ought to buy a road bike for when I want to get somewhere on the pavement, but keep my mountain bike for trails and road rides where speed is not important.
I looked at a Giant OCR1..last years model for $800. I have the money, but wonder if I'm a fool for spending so much on bikes. I ride every day and simply cannot get enough of it. I just need to get further in a shorter amount of time.