I just came home with new underwear that cost $70. And that's just for ONE teeshirt, which is a Smartwool "Next to Skin" midweight crew, made of super fine merino wool.
I rarely pay that kind of money for almost any other garment, let alone a tee shirt.
But...although time was limited, it was getting dark, and about to rain, I couldn't resist putting on the shirt, together with my arm warmers, new leg warmers, bibs, new headband that covers ears too, and 50+ jersey for a test ride around the block a few times.
Comfortable, warm, just a fantastic feeling. It was sublime. It was warm. It was wonderful. Again, just a few minutes in the saddle but now I know why people spend this kind of money for this kind of thing.
Oh, and I "joined" REI so I got some kind of discount, as well. It's all good.
Call the shrink. I want to find the Digital Gee who joined two years ago. He's gone missing!