Hi, my name is OldBrit and I've been an addict for ..
Well, about 4 years actually.
I started off with a basic Scott with Sora components but once I got into cycling I decided to leap-jump the rather expensive upgrade path and go straight for the bike I dreamed of; an Orbea Orca kitted out with full DuraAce. No regrets so far! The bike is much better than the rider but I'm working on that part.
Ridden about 1000 miles this year mainly on Sundays. I live in southern Rode Island (which is about an hour's ride from northern RI). Nice place to ride but the road surface is terrible. Lot's of unpaved roads so planning is a must.
That's all for now...