Been an avid cyclist since 2006. I participated in the local bike races and events and take my kids to the local community bike rides. I'm active in the local bike community and know many of the local riders in my area. But recently I've just been kind of ho-hum about biking. As we all know new gear always makes biking more interesting, but with the price of gear getting progressively more expensive seemingly for little to no reason I've been reticent to upgrade anything as nothing I own seems to warrant spending the exorbitantly expensive costs. I still ride for fun but the enjoyment I used to get from getting new gear it no longer attainable at the economic prices that the bike industry has set. It's not like I'm poor, I can afford to get whatever my heart desires, but I'm not willing to pay the price the bike industry is asking.