Now that the year is over, I totaled up all my expenses for 2005. I spent $940 at my lbs, down from $1200 in 2004. The $940 included two major overhauls. I have five road bikes, and rode them a total of 1,800 miles in 2005. That comes out to .52 cents per mile. I think I can drive my old 1993 Volvo wagon for less than this. What I gotta do is get rid of some of the bikes, and maybe get the total down to 2 bikes instead of five. But I can't bring myself to part with any of them -- they wouldn't sell for much at a garage sale, and they are all in excellent shape. But I don't feel too bad about spending $940 on five bikes. In 2005, my wife and daughter spent over $3,000 on hair and clothes. I spent $70 on haircuts and $140 on clothes. So this makes me better than them.