I am new to road biking and loving it! I just bought a Lapierre FDJ replica (nothing fancy.....but i fell in love with the geometry and fit of the frame! and the price.....$800)
I used to be an avid mtb rider.....but moved over an hour away from any mountains (from north of montreal to Montreal's south shore) I can honestly say that a mountain bike (even with slicks) on flat, windy roads really sucks....so i sold my baby and bought my Lapierre! In my first week i logged 100+ kms, yes despite the 6 foot high snow banks(90% of the roads are dry/wet pavement)and cold temps....i am rapidly falling in love with the roads i despised on my mtb.
I also want to thank everyone who contributes to this forum for welcoming and advising me.....
have a great season everyone!