So, I bought a new bike last night. I had been riding my Trek 4500 mountain bike (with some street tires). Given that I am larger than the average bear, it was a good, sturdy bike for me (though it has never seen a mountain, mountain trails, etc.). However, it was heavy and probably a bit small for the type of riding that I have been doing. I am riding more often now and starting to go greater distances, so I wondered if a crossover bike would help me.
This is a great season to buy bikes because the dealers are closing out '09 models to make room for the '10 models. The dealer recommended a Scott Sportster. It is light grey and some of my friends have said that I will "fly" on future rides, if I get off the mountain bike and switch to more of a street bike. So, I am calling this bike the "Grey Goose (it is grey, I hope to "fly" on it...and I really like Grey Goose!).
I went out for a ride this morning, but kept it only to an hour, because I need to adjust the seat and bar for a better fit. I'll tinker and head out again tonight or tomorrow morning.
...And yes, I know it is kind of stupid to name the bike...but it amuses me, so I am going with it.