Just joined the forum...after reading it for some time. I've been a semi-avid moutain bike rider, but have recently switched to road biking and I love it. I just aquired a new Klein Q-Pro Carbon decked out with Ultegra components... boy do I love to ride this bike. My moutain bike is no Huffy, but this road bike is so smooth!
I try to ride into work at least three days a week...striving for more. I'm luck enough to live in a community that is close to the mountains and the plains so depending upon my mood I can ride any type of terrain I want. From mountain passes to flat roads. If I ride to work I usually take the 'long' way back home averaging about 15-20 miles per day commuting. On the weekends I try to do at least one long ride between Saturday and Sunday. If I ride flats its distance I'm looking for...usually around 45-50 miles. If I'm doing hills its time on the bike...usually about 2 hours. I know some of you are snickering at that, but I'm still getting into shape.
I usually do the Elephant Rock ride each year and this will be the first on a road bike. I'm really looking forward to it.