Hello all from the National Cathedral area of Washington DC. I arrived in the area back in Jan, and have been lurking around here for about a month. I decided to take up cycling as a method of commuting to my job in Bethesda. In the past I've always found an apt within walking distance of my job, but housing in Montgomery county is too high. I've never learned to drive, and I'm not about to run my Harley through the road salt in the winter, so I picked up a Trek 7200, slapped on some Pee Wee Herman fenders, and started pedaling. At first it seemed like a bad idea(my commute is all hills and the first couple days almost killed me), but it's become alot easier and I've managed to shave off 10 lbs in the process.
Now here's the problem: I seem to have developed some kind of weird bike fixation. It first manifested when I began to use my Harley as a bike rack. Rather than drag the bike up to my apt every night,I simply started locking it to the Dyna. After suffering this indignity for 2 months, it voiced its displeasure by backfiring(in an enclosed underground garage) the next time I went to ride it. I have since started locking the Trek to a water pipe, but I still catch the Dyna growling at the Trek from time to time. Next I began ignoring the HD entirely as I started burning all my free time by riding the bike around the neighborhood and local trails. Then I decided I needed something faster than the Trek, so I bought a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra. This thing is fast as hell, but even with the front suspension it's a little rough to commute on every day. So I bought a Kona Dew Deluxe. It's faster than the Trek, but more comfortable than the Cannondale. Unfortunately, I decided it's too nice to run through the rain/snow/salt, and I wanted a beater with disc brakes(had a literal run-in with a car this winter caused by snow built up in my rim brakes), so I just picked up a Novara Buzz. Now I'm starting to get strange indeas about building a single speed just for S&G's.
So here I am, with a custom painted Harley with 95" kitted motor just sitting gathering dust while I'm amassing a stable of bicycles. I've put maybe 75 miles on the HD since Jan, while the bikes are taking over like well fed Tribbles. Things are getting so bad I've even caught myself looking at spandex shorts. Surely this can't be normal. It can't be the water(I only use bottled) and I'm not under any stress at work. Can anyone suggest some effective treatment?