My first bike, the one that was not a hand-me-down, was stolen after about one summer of use. I loved that bike enough to ride it in the snow, which my dad forbid me to do. I harbored some resentment towards bicycling in general for years. Until last spring, in an effort to be more active and fill the extra time I've had since I quit smoking (yay!); I fell in love with a 2010 Specialized Crosstrail Comp. Now that I've started riding again I can't get enough. I live in Alaska and found an old bike to rebuild for winter use. Hopefully I get it ready before winter is over! I'm glad i found this forum!