Nice!  I myself opted for a hybrid bike.  A Specialized CrossTrail.  It's a good compromise between road bike and a MTB.  It does reasonably well on paved surfaces, gravel, and dirt.  Granted, it is just that; a compromise, so it's not optimum for any one specific activity, but it gives me the freedom of choice to ride most of the places I want to, including some mild MTB trails.  

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