Sigh. After reading the recent post on touring bike recommendations, I remember now why it took me so long to end up with the bike I have... *and* why it appeared magically on my birthday without any input from me. If it had been up to me, I would still be scouring the newsgroups and forums searching for the perfect bike and fretting over which parts I need to fight over with the bike shop guy without even knowing the difference between one part and another. Fortunately, my wife made a decision for me. I certainly wouldn't have picked my Giant Cypress, but it sure has been a good bike to me and I'm glad I have it.
Now I'm interested in touring and I'm afraid I'll end up riding my hybrid across the USA before I can come to a decision on a good touring bike and which gears and chains and brakes and wheels and... well, you know. Oh well. I don't exactly have $1100 to throw around anyway (although I just spent $400 on that damn useless P.O.S. car...).
That's all. Nothing real to contribute. Just yackin' away.
...now, what should I make for dinner?