A few weeks ago, I bought a nice road bike for myself; check out its cool web site at http://www.where-vibrations-go-to-die.com. It's amazing that bike technology has changed so much from 7 years ago when I was last shopping around. Carbon forks, disc brakes, hybrids, etc are all new things. My bike, for example, has Zerts -- a clear little insert -- in the fork and seatpost to obsorb vibarations and thus my bike handles a little like classic steal frames. The one thing that I found true when trying road bikes is that the geometry matters the most. You can't see the difference, but a few inches here and there make a big difference in your posture and how your weight is distributed. The Roubaix just felt like an extension of myself in the first 10 seconds of the road test. So it was an easy decision. The difference between 105 and Ultegra components was much harder to notice. I try to do bike on all non-rainy weekday mornings. It was a little too cold this morning. So I think I need to buy some warm gear.