In other news, I finally caved in and bought myself a pair of cycling shorts. These make cycling much more cosy and comfortable in all sorts of intimate ways that you can't (or don't want to) imagine. I also get a weird feeling that I now get more respect from the general public - motorists are less likely to cut me up; knackers are less likely to shout abuse. The cycling shorts (+ jersey) denote a uniform. I am no longer just a lone, masochistic weirdo who goes on long cycles. I am part of a demographic!
Next stop, the full-blown lycra body suit. (Well, maybe in a few years).