I finally did it and bought a road bike! :)
The plan is to get up the endurance to ride it to work, which is a fair jaunt. Hopefully by the end of April I will be up to it. Its hanging out in the garage right now, I need to check that the tire pressure is good, and then head out. I did buy a new helmet as well, as I read they should be changed every couple of years, whether you have taken a hit to the noggin or not.
And here it is!