I'm from western MA, just purchased and upgraded a new road bike, and am now hitting the roads. I rode a bike a lot in my school & college days to keep the legs good for hockey, but have been away from that routine for many years now.
I also have a MTB, but do not like the trails anymore.
I've enjoyed reading the forum for the past coupla days, just to see what others are doing. It has been very reassuring my purchase seems to get good reviews from those that know more than I.