I have been out of riding for several years and I want to start up again once the weather becomes a little more agreeable (we're supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow tonight). I plan on doing most of my riding on pavement and packed dirt roads, mainly for the purpose of getting in better shape (in addition to enjoying the activity).
So far I have visited 3 or 4 LBS's and have received a lot of conflicting advice. One shop directed me towards a GF Kaitai, another towards the Trek 7 series, and another told me to go with an entry level road bike (despite my concerns over being hunched over - they said that can be dealt with with proper sizing). I have been leaning towards a leftover 08 Trek 7.5. However I have seen a lot of them being sold used because the owners wanted to get a more conventional road bike (w/drop bars etc...). I'm a little worried that I may get a hybrid and then after riding it for a bit, I would want to get a road bike. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. I am not in a hurry to by anything right now as I have an old, un-suspended Trek 930 to ride around on.