I've been looking at getting a new bike this summer, I have a POS that I picked up at Target a few years back before I realized I would actually love riding and of course have put more money into the up keep than the stupid thing cost in the first place.. I was looking at a cyclocross frame because the guy at the LBS said I can switch out the wheels so I can ride the dirt roads back to the lake but be able to switch them out for road riding as well. I know I will be riding at least 3x a week back to the lake when it's warm enough and probably twice as much on paved roads. My only real concern is that what I really like doing are longer stretches on pavement (ok, long to me which at the moment is only about 30 miles), but since I can only afford one bike right now it has to kind of be a multitasker unless I keep riding my POS out the the lake. I'm leaning towards the Cannondale cyclocross 5, any thoughts on if this is a good idea or not? FWIW, I am only going to buy something that's made in the US so my options are a little limited by the USA only and staying under $1600.