Joe, and MC THANKS!
I primarily ride MTB. I have been riding off road for 25 years. I own a couple of bikes. One is a bruiser set up or "freeride" bike the other is setup for singletrack. The trail rig is built from a Breezer Jet Stream frame all XT with a Marzocchi fork. The other is a KHS Team HT with a mix of Suntour XC Pro, Nuke Proof, Race Face, Magura, and a Judy DH to top it all off.
There is a local triathlete here and he wants me to ride with him so I may procure a road bike. We are a Iron Horse dealer and they have a sweet 853 frame with Ultegra parts. What I am looking at hard thoughis Masi they have a alu/carbon frame all Campy record 10 speed that is to drool over. We will see though.