DG inspired me to hit REI today. Had my $75 gift card (from Father's Day) in hand, and the secret discount code (Holiday7) from the web site. I picked up a Joe Blow floor pump, a Bulldog U-lock, and two clearance rack 50% off cargo shorts (for riding on my bent). Grand total: $102. Minus $20 discount. Minus $75 GC. Out of pocket cash $7 for $136 list of goods.
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour
There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Back when I lived in MO (11 years ago), I did lots of rides in colder temps with less clothing. But living in SoCal for even a couple of years seems to change folks (its not just me!), and we need more insulation from the cold. Not sure why. Overall though, getting to ride 12 months out of the year doesn't bother me a bit!
Rick / OCRR