I've been reading the forums here for a while and I'll have to say you are an inspiring bunch of people. I've dug out my old road bike and I'm fixing it up so I can get it back to riding it again, only with a bit more added comfort. My daily rider is a Mongoose Alta. Its been a fine bike for tooling around the neighborhood and making an occasional run to the grocery store. I ride for the fun of it. Stopping and chatting with people is all part of the ride.