I'm not much of one for posting on forums, but thought I'd at least give a brief intro. Back in the late '80s I was riding 6-7000 miles/year, and racing a fair amount. In '91 or so I stopped riding (long story that I won't bore you with). After moving to Idaho, in '95 I got back on the bike for four or five rides that probably totaled 20 miles or so.
I went in to REI a couple weeks ago and stopped and took a quick look at bicycles. Mistake! I've been trying to avoid getting another bike because I knew I'd become addicted again. I went back last Monday and bought a Novara Squadra. So much for that goal... So now my goal is to not start racing again :-)