I am training for a long distance charity ride (two days bike ride) in June 2010. I train on my MTB which is great for winter time. I am looking for another bike, on which I will do the charity ride, probably in next three months. I first thought getting a roadbike but now I consider a cyclocross bike. The thing is, I don't know yet if I will do races in future, or be really into road cycling. I love going faster on the road than I do with my MTB but I also like to do trails, gravel. I go out the door and there are a lot of trails (flat) along the dykes which I love. I can switch to trails/roads anytime which is great. What would you think? Or maybe a cyclocross bike and put slicks for long distance? And how is the Kona Jake (is on sale now for $ 899 CAD)?