My big interest is bike commuting and touring. I ride a Specialized Rockcombo-actually thats how I found about this forum, I was researching info about this rare bike and found postings that another member had written.It works well for commuting in that it is tough and fairly versatile. I like the drop bars because I can get low when facing a headwind. I have a thirty two mile commute to work and ride shorter errands and rides whenever possible. I am looking to get a Surly Crosscheck but money is tight so I am doing it the old fashioned way-saving up for it. Actually I have heard and read mostly good things about the crosscheck except for the tires. I think the crosscheck will be better for longer commutes and rides.
I am fairly new to biking having been into martial arts and running when I was younger (I'm 48). I'm trying to bike as much as possible but I have three kids and it is hard to fit them in a pannier without them whining. For this reason, I cannot commute nearly as much as I would like. I like to read about other peoples opinions and experiences about everything from bikes to riding in traffic.
Hope to hear from anyone who has had or has a rockcombo-curious to see what you think about it