I am a newbie to this forum. I have been into cycling for a little over a year now but have become more serious and riding more in the past 6 months. I am mostly into road cycling, but I ride the MTB on ocassion. Hopefully I can learn a few things from this forum and hopefully I can contribute a few things as well.
I generally ride the Anthills at Terry Hershey Park. That is generally enough for my off road skills. I know what you mean with the road bike being uncomfortable, it took me a little while to get used to the different riding position of the road bike compared to the MTB. Once I got used to it it was actually more comfortable since it evened out the pressure points.