New to the forum, but wow are you lot helpful!
I guess after reading, and salivating over some of the awesome rides people have, I've decided to bite the bullet, and buy a good (hopefully lifetime sort of) bike.
I've managed to decide that I want something of a cyclocross bike, which has a little more diversity associated with it. I've been looking at the Specialized TriCross Sport, which is (quite a way) out of my price range. Is there a poor man's option with such bikes??