This Easter weekend I went and visited my family at my folk's place and did some riding with one of my cousins. My father has 320 acres of deer hunting woods with a ton of 8 foot wide trails all over the place. My cousin showed up with a Cx he built with a Nashbar Al. frame and carbon fork. Nice rig! I took a few laps with it and really liked it.
When I got home today, I did some looking. Nashbar has the frame for $110 and the carbon fork for $120, both Disc ready with Totally Free shipping until 4-22. Guess what, click,click,click. Now I'm on a new adventure. Decided to do a 1X10 with a 11-36 cassette and 42T crank. Sweet and simple with a decent range for tearing around town and hitting the many trails we have along the Miss. River. Going to try to keep it under $800 but we'll see. Let the adventure begin.