Looking forward to absorbing as much as I can, and hopefully contributing some as well. Recently relocated to NJ from Charlotte, NC for work reasons. I have a 1999 Trek 8000 and a 2006 Motobecane Fantom Cross. Love the mtn. bike, but have to travel 1.5+ hours to get to anything that doesn't involve long flat stretches of sugar sand. so, I picked up a CX bike last fall to use on roads, rail trails and general riding here and when I travel. Love the CX so far.