I'm Anthony from Queanbeyan actually. It's only 16 km (10 miles) from Canberra city which is closer than many Canberra suburbs. I used to club race on the road and track 25 years ago with the Canberra Amateur Cycling Club. Now after many years of illness and too long off the bike I'm seriously getting back into my cycling.
I still own my old custom built racing bike. Custom built Reynolds 531 db frame with some dura ace and various other components. I couldn't part with it for sentimental reasons.
I've recently purchased a Giant CRX 1 which you Americans would know as a FCR. Somewhere between a 2 and a 1. I've put low set butterfly bars on it and honestly it's faster and more comfortable than my old custom racer. Bikes certainly have come a fair way in the last 25 years.
Anyway it's a great forum and it's good to have found a community of enthusiastic cyclists.