people who live around here must have a lot of money to spend.
i ride daily (religiously). i try to ride at different times of the day, different routes and different distances. even still, there are 1 or 2 other riders i pass regularly. however, most others i see are one-time only occurences. and i DO end up repeating previous rides quite a bit so i'm pretty sure those people are not out riding every other day or so.
here's what's interesting, i see all kinds of eye-candy on my rides. masi, cervelo's, lightspeed, kestrel, etc. the rider will be all decked out in a full kit and matching helmet. and i see them just once. while i love my bike, it pales in comparison to the ones i see out on the road. and here i am; a 39 yo guy who is 25 pounds overweight riding an entry-level cf bike every day. (and this is NOT a brag in anyway - i'm a pretty "weak" rider) i end up passing most of these tricked out riders on their $4500+ bikes. they pedal like they're on a sunday bikepath ride with the kids. again, i'm not bragging as i'm a total noob. also, some i pass may be on a recovery ride or on the cool-down part of their ride.
i guess i'm just jealous. the only way i was able to justify spending $2k on a bike was knowing that i ride every day. i can't envision having the kind of scratch to spend double that on a bike i ride half as much.