Hey all! My name is John, I'm from the south hills of Pittsburgh. I'm 34, 5'9", 180 lbs and a runner (20-25 miles per week, ever since my doc said my cholesterol was high), looking to add cycling to my cardio again so I don't get burned out on running.
I haven't had a touring/road bike since college, but I've had mountain bikes (some seeing many miles, some seeing far fewer)
I'm considering a cyclocross bike (Bianchi Axis, '03 or '04) so I can do the rails-to-trails, 25 and 50+ mile road tours (using a spare set of smoother tires?), occassional road rides, and commuting to work 10 miles on good & bad roads. Is that the right bike for me?