You wouldn't believe what some of the bikes go for. Well I was surprised, maybe you own a 4000.00$ bike, but my bike is 50.00$. It was kind of cool to talk with the bikers and find out why they spent that kind of cash, and who made their bike. Lot of bikes from makers I'd never heard of before. Look (France), Cannondale (USA), Riley (UK), BH (Spain) and all in the four figure price range.
The fastest ones did an average of 25mph over 102 miles. Impressive and I can see why this guy was smiling.