I maybe don't really belong in this forum, as I'm not an intense rider and I have a pretty old road bike, but I figure it should be about the love of the sport. Right?
I started riding last summer, and have been really anxious to get going again. (It's still pretty cold around here.)
I really am just learning about bikes and all the different components. In due time, I'm sure I'll want to upgrade my bike, but for now I'm content with my old Nishiki.