Hey Eric, not really a roadie...don't have the hair for it.
seriously, I mostly ride for transportation but back home that sometimes added up to 35 miles. I've never gone long distance but I wouldn't be opposed to trying it out if get (and stay) in shape. I ride a solid fork mtn. bike with fat slicks...so you might say I'm indecisive...or confused.
Mike, I'd prefer the rollers over the stands partially b/c of the balance training but mostly b/c I'll actually feel like I'm riding. Plus (let my eco-geek shine!) someday I hope to hook it up to a generator/power storage unit.
In my small search I found units with aluminum or PVC rollers. PVC is considerably cheaper so I'm skeptical of the life span.
Thanks for keeping your eye out for me!!