Thanks, fellas. It feels great to be back on a road bike. I think it's been approximately 15 years since I was on one.
Co-incidentally, my mum recently sent over this pic of me fixing up my first road bike. A half-complete, slightly bent Eddy Merckx that I rescued from a skip (dumpster), stripped and repainted/rebuilt, then slowly upgraded the mostly heavy steel components.
I've no idea what the story is with that pose, btw. No idea.