Hey! I've been lurking around this forum for weeks now, and have finally decided to join. I recently bought my first road bike- a 2005 Trek 2100- for commuting to work and for triathlons (I just finished my first!), and I'm currently collecting funds to build up a Surly Long Haul Trucker for loaded touring. I'm hoping to complete the cross country trip next summer. I'm sure I'll need a lot of help in planning that one!