I just want to ride....I hate thinking about any kind of tech. related cycling stuff...I just like doing! So, I want to get a new bike. Currently, have a mountain bike, but don't do much crazy down hill rides, but I do a lot of climbing on dirt roads....I want to get into some distance rides on the road, but don't want to be limited. Want versatility, asphalt to dirt rode. Looking into cyclocross...can someone give me a little info on the sport. I want to get more serious....ready to break out of my isolated meditative rides. I'm ready for a little competition. Can anyone recommend Websites to check out. Bike recommendations. What are things to think about. I'm thinking of spending $800-$1000. maybe I'd go higher depending on what I get back from uncle sam.