Went to 4 bike stores over the past 3 days. Was deciding between MTB and CX. CX felt more natural than MTB's to me.
Tried out several bikes of makes and models over 4 hours today. XRide 52,54, Raleigh 54, XFire 54, Felt 65. Settled on the XRide 54 because it was reasonably priced felt good in the turns, but not as good or quick as the XFire. Wish I had that kind of money.
Pedals are Shimano PD-M540 SPD Pedals.
Hope she'll get me through the winter ; )!