Ron asked me to come in and say a few words. I live in Orlando Florida married with two kids. (That may be why I ride a bike!) I have had a Giant comfort mountain bike. (THEY CALL IT COMFORT...) I have done a little trail camping and on a ride one day a guy blew by me on a road bike and I knew I had to have one. I bought a used Giant Perigee to try one out. I am new at the road bikes but it now sure is hard to walk past it in the garage to take the comfort moutain (THEY CALL IT THAT) out for a ride. I have already learned a lot from some of the messages I have read and I now have an eye out for a new road bike. Thanks for the info.