I never thought this would happen because I was convinced that a road bike was not different than my Neko Trek SL. I was deciding with Hola Snow that since we do like to do these long rides that are not on a path that a road bike might help. Sooo long story short we walk into a bike shop asking about used road bikes and lo and behold there are a few and in our size. I picked up the bike and was totally shocked as to how light it was, then we tested the bikes on the road and I was blown away by the efficiency and easy to maneuver, easy flowing bike. I was truly surprised. Now I understand why all these people were flying by us on the seagull (I am not referring to the ones going 25-30mph). I bought a Scott S35 and Hola Snow bought a Fuji Roubaix 3.0. 2011 models but we don't mind. It will be a great starting out road bike.
Now on to do some road testing before the snow flies