A major perk of cycle-commuting for me - (apart, of course, from the health benefits; the destressing benefits; the benefit of not looking at silent morose train-commuters; of not being stuck in a traffic jam) is the economic benefit. Since the Summer I was happy tootling in on a hybrid. Then I got better. So I am now the proud owner of a second (brand new) bike. Fair enough. I can justify that cost. But now I am also considering clipless pedals; cycling shoes; track-pump; tights; new helmet; cap(s); new summer and winter goves; new lights; camera (maybe); new waterproof top; shades (?); WHEN WILL IT STOP!!!!! Is this what happens when the cycling addiction bug kicks in? I'm going to take a breather on this. I even woke up at 5 on Sunday am to go out for a tootle. And stopped off at a local LIDL last night on the way home for cycling gear. Whatever happened to being content with my football socks as mittens; pootling along at 12 mph; in a Tesco's waterproof?