Being a long time cyclist, former racer, and overall diehard roadie. I have over the years been asked by friends if they could come out on a ride with me. I always invite them to come out any time but then they never take it any further. I bought a Giant Defy3 several years ago to use with a trailer to take my grand buddies for rides, and for people to use if they don't have a road bike. An old friend of mine who has only been on a mountain bike has done 2 rides with me over the last two years. Finally got him out today on a road bike and he was amazed at how much fun he had, and let me know that he'd like to get out again real soon. I all love sharing my passion for the road with others and hey maybe I'll have a new riding partner.