Last weekend we stopped to see our favorite bike guy at Sunrise Tri on Long Island. I told him about my bike dilemma - road vs. tri - and he was very helpful. He told me that since I already have a road bike that I should strongly consider getting a tri bike. The sport I do is triathlon and if there is a tool designed for it then I should try to make it work. He kindly reminded me that I probably wasn't comfortable on a road bike when I started (which is true) and while it will take time to get used to the tri bike it's highly unlikely that I will hate it.