In March 2012 I purchased a Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6 road bike. I put around 2100 miles on it during the year. This year I'd like to do a bit more mountain biking, but not any real hard-core mountain biking. It will be for trail use and light off-road riding. The area where I live, NW Ohio, doesn't have a large number of off-road riding trails. The more I test ride some of the bikes in my LBS, the more I wonder if I would enjoy riding one of these for road use as well (30 - 50 miles at at time). It got me wondering how many people use their mountain bikes for road riding as well as off-road riding, and why?
FWIW, I'm looking to get a 29er, probably a Cannondale of some sort.
Thanks very much.