I am new here to this forum but not new to cycling. Four years ago I got back into cycling after along absence from the sport. I purchased a new Giant OCR-2 for road cycling. I ride as much as I can and just love getting out there and just ride!!!!! However, I am looking into the purchase of a new bike, this time I am leaning toward a "Dual-Sport" bike. This will enable me to ride on either paved or gravel surfaces. Not sure which one to get just yet, still researching all the major brands. Anyway, I am looking forward to being part of this wonderful forum!!