Just started biking again, about 10 days ago. I'm 28, a little out of shape, and decided that i'd get a cheapie from craigslist, to commute and get some exercise.
So i got a POS Walmart Schwinn "Carbon" Varsity. I know, i know, i was just planning on commuting with it and got it for less than 200.
Well, the first day i rode to work, 4 miles, all flat, and really started enjoying it.
So i bought a Giant TCR C3 that i got at my LBS for 1400, and am just finishing paying for it, as i don't want to put it on my CC.
I'm doing charity rides, and just generally riding, and have done 175 miles, in about 10 days.