Hey all, totally new to this forum, and may as well be new to riding it has been so long! I owned a 10 speed way back when Schwinn was the "only" name, and 10 speeds is what you had!
Anyway, I have money for one bike. I would like it as a commuter/daily bike, but also one that I would like to train with as I have a goal in my mind of one day riding in the Iron Horse Classic in Durango, CO. I don't think riding this coming Spring's race is totally out of the question just yet, however being that I haven't ridden in so long, plus the extra mile of elevation has me worried that at worst, it will be Spring 08 that I do compete. I just moved to Colorado Springs a week ago, and already have been bitten by the bike bug!
Anyhow, the biggest feature for me of this particular bike is the disk brakes. I know gear wise, I can do just about whatever in the aftermarket...my biggest fear is that a cyclocross bike won't be "for me" and my particular needs...and that it would be a horrible choice for this exact race, which is a road race, but also promises that there may be road construction (or not) that time of year. Any suggestions for me here?