I picked up my bike yesyerday afternoon. I wasn't planning on riding, I'm getting over a cold, but it's such a nice bike. And it was such a nice day. So I took it out for a short 15 mile trip. Quite a change from my Surly CrossCheck! It goes fast faster than I'm used to, handles corners beautifully, and the brakes almost threw me the first time I hit them hard. The weather is supposed to get crummy again but spring can't be far away, right? I'm really looking forward to riding when it's hot and sunny. Long, long rides through the countryside. Gotta get ready for the mountains!