Somebody else is from the Gold Coast--I'm a bit north.
The last road bike I had until this week was a 1980 or so Fuji. After about 20 years of not riding anything much except a beach bike for a while and in the last 4 or 5 years a hybrid, I got the bug again.
My new ride, just picked up on Monday, August 21, is a 2007 Specialized Roubaix. So far, it is really, really nice.
After 2 introduction to the bike kind of rides of 6 and 10 miles the last 2 nights, I'm shooting for 15 this weekend and then hoping to do the Jupiter Island ride on Labor Day. The Jupiter Island ride is about a 25 mile round trip from my house. The Jupiter Island part is probably about 10 miles each way; if anyone really wants to know, I'll tell you after I work up to riding it. The whole ride is along the beach rode with very little vehicular traffic!
My current goal is to work up to doing a 40 or so mile ride on the weekends, with a couple of 15 or maybe 20 mile rides during the week. Ultimately, I want to do the cross Florida ride and BRAG.