I've found myself really pulled into this year's Tour de France/Olympic races and suddenly I find myself really wanting to pick the sport up. I've always enjoyed riding but it just now hit me that I could do this on a larger scale. Not only is it a way to get myself in better shape, I sincerely miss competing in sports. I think it would be cool to get to the point where I'd be racing in competitions (thinking far in the future, not now, obviously). Anyone ride for fun or competitively? Offer any advice for me as I research further into this? What should my budget be in looking for a bike? Looking at bikes online it appears the "price of admission" is a bit hefty, so obviously I'm hesitant at dropping a huge load on a nice bike. But obviously, my trusty BMX and my cheapo mountain bike aren't going to cut it. So if I have drop some dough, so be it.