I got my bike!!!!! I went to my LBS and got a great deal. I guess that is the good thing about LBS's, they real try to help you out. In case you were wondering, I picked up the 2009 Giant Seek 2 featuring Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc brakes. The bike retailed for $700 last year and lets just say I got it for a substantially lower price. They even threw in a free water bottle!
I must say, my first commute on the bike was a joy. The hills that at once gave me trouble on my previous bike were easy thanks to the Seek. I would recommend this bike to anyone! I will post pics of my actual bike a little later.
Well there you have it folks, 2009 Giant Seek 2
Let the adventures begin...