If you've ever built your own bike, you'll find it is a bit like a pregnancy prior to birth. There is some scrambling around trying to get your parts together. You spend time thinking about what it will be like when it grows up. And ultimately you realize that you can get it started in the right direction, but at some point it takes on a life of its own.
I think a second bike build is probably close to a second pregnancy. You are a little more relaxed, you can wait for it. I don’t want to get the bike together so much as I want to worry about the details and ask myself questions there are no answers to. Will I love it as much as I love my current bike? Will it be as good? Are these new Formula R1s so awesome that I’ll have to buy an additional pair to update my old Formulas on my old bike? (disclosure: I love Formula and they seem to like me back, but as of yet, they aren’t paying me or sending me free stuff to try out) All of these questions will be answered sometime in the near future, but I can’t help ponder them now a bit.
What I can do is continue to wish that the bike world will start to revolve around me and companies will call me and ask me what I need. Which I guess is sort of like wishing you were Lance Armstrong. Huh.