I am looking to finally replace my old beautiful, faithful beast, a Schwin Varsity. It has roughly 35-40 years on it and tons of miles, but alas I am looking to move to something new. I have looked at the big box stuff and have the experience of my kids destroying every bike I have bought them from the big boxes. My kids as far as biking are no where as abusive as I was to my varsity, but they fell apart quickly. As a result I am thinking of paying up for a bike. I have been looking at Trek's in the hybrid and mountain bike category. I am not looking to race, although I have been working on mileage running, biking and swimming with a fantasy of doing full triathlons, but I can buy that bike when I commit to that goal, if I do. I do however enjoy going on trails with the youngest, but road is my main target. I don't have a problem with working harder if a mountain bike is the best bet, as I also look for the workout, and those bigger, softer tires definitely increase workload. Let the bike wars begin.