I visited a couple of places today and asked one LBS manager to point me towards his favorite "hybrid" bikes. He pointed me towards the Specialized line, the Sirrus line and the Crosstrail bikes. The Crosstrails are new to me, so I took up his offer to let me ride two of the bikes--the Sport and the Elite. I liked both of these bikes, but the Elite was a little nicer. I have already ridden the Sirrus Pro and Comp, so I just drooled over those bikes.
Later on in the day, I posed the same question again to a Cannondale dealer and he pointed me to the Quicks and Bad Boys. I had a great time test riding a Quick CX 2 and CX 3. Then, I got to try out a Bad Boy 3. I was surprised at how nice the Quicks were on the road. The CX 2 was a very nice bike! The dealer also had a Bad Boy Lefty, which he let me try out.
Anyone use a Bad Boy or a Quick for commuting or distance rides? One tech at R.E.I told me that Cannondale Quicks are often used in long rides for charity.
Anyway, that is my wandering for today!