Are you the person coming back from deployment? If transitioning from a period off the saddle, I would tend to say put in 2000-3000mi to regain your cycling legs, balance, flexibility. You would then be in a much better postion to choose a frame, and can respond better to any unexpected fit changes that might come up.
yes I am, and That is exactly the plan.
I might even wait until i have more money.
Im not expected to return until winter, (in SoCal do ill be riding right away) And might wait a few months to get my legs back.
I REALLY do appreciate all you guys' opinions and suggestions.
Bike Fit. Several have said to get a good fit.
I have, i have had my Cervelo fitted several times by 'better' shops in NYC and SoCal (the last one barely rotated the bars, so its safe to say the fit is close to perfect) and am extremeley comfortable with its fit.
I had the felt fit at the shop i puchased it in, and then 700 miles later at a 'better' shop (again, barely any adj, perfectly comfortable)
Keep it up though i have nothing but time to think and ponder.