I came home early today, and it's gorgeous outside, and as soon as I type this I am going to go for a ride on my hybrid WHICH I HATE. I had my dad's old racing bike, and I loved it and road it for a few years until I had a really scary fall involving a hill. It was just too big, and it always felt kind of dangerous, so I decided to try a mountain bike which I like and still have, but it's only fun on certain terrain. Then I purchased a hybrid because I hated the slowness of the mountain bike on a smooth road. Did I mention how much I hate ?! So I want a road bike to use before the snow flies. I actually have a friend who owns a bike shop, but I don't want to go there because he has asked me out twice now, and I would rather not deal with him. I am not into racing, so it doesn't have to be the fastest model, and I could spend more than an average price, but not a small fortune. I want something that is fun and stable. Any ideas?