While out I went by a bicycle shop; nice weather, and I've always liked one for short trips to the store and library and such.
Either I picked the wrong shop, or bicycles have gone WAY the hell up. The least expensive I saw there was close to $500, there were a lot over $1k, and a few over $3k. Some of those cost more than my first truck and my last motorcycle.
I think I'll look at other shops a bit.