Just bought my first bike in 14 years earlier this week. A 12'Giant Defy 5. I bought it as a form of cross training for my running... So anyway I totally love riding it more than I thought I would. I have probably only rode a total of 8 miles since I have owned it, but I had a blast. I didnt figure on all the accesories I would want/need so I am hoping some experienced folks can give me some advice. Today I bought 1. A helmet 2. A Bell wireless computer 3. water bottle and cage. 4. bike lock. 5. Front and rear LED lights. I bought an air pump for home when I bought the bike. All of the items I bought today came from wal-mart(I know I dont like it either, but all of that is hard to pass up for $70). Here are the other things I am assuming I will be needing. 1. shorts/tights with padding (which is better for all season) also if anyone could recommend an affordable brand. I was also thinking I will need spare tubes, frame pump, tire levers. I plan on going on lengthy rides. I rode 30 mi. on a rental last summer and it was fun aside from the @** pain. I am in the mid mo area and wont lie, I am a bit nervous about taking to the rural highways by myself if anyone is in my area and interested in going on a ride let me know (I will buy lunch). I have a hectic work schedule and am having a hard time planning on when I will do my first long ride. Thanks in advance for any advice.