Though it is windy outside, I am not talking about the weather this time.
2015 was a controlled year so far, very little spending (buying my wife a cheap bike in the summer does not count), then… Black Friday happened.
Wiggle.co.uk had (still have at time of writing) £40 off when you spend £200 on clothing and helmets. I had no intention of buying:
- 2 long sleeve jerseys
- 2 pairs of long fingered gloves
- 2 pairs of mitts
- 2 summer jerseys
- 3 pairs of shorts
- cycle shoes and cleats
I did intend on buying
- 1 long sleeve jersey (only if the price was right)
- 1 pair of long fingered gloves
- 1 pair of winter gloves
The long sleeve jerseys were half the price of my original, which I paid £45 for in January 2011. Sure I never bought a second because it wasn’t worth that money, I’ve been using a gilet and arm warmers when the jersey is in the wash. But at half the price I bought two and the gilet and arm warmer faff will be over.
The summer jerseys and shorts were cheap, my shorts are a bit hole-ridden (LOL) so I couldn’t turn them down.
Shoes? Yeah! I will be a proper cyclist now, no more tramp shoes for me baby! Sure, I used to look at tramps (who always wore better shoes than my cycling shoes) and wondered if they cycled.
So anyway, I easily spent over £200 and I never did get the winter gloves.
It has still been a free hobby (offset by commuting), cheaper than running a second car, cheaper than any other way of getting to work and good for my health. No, I won’t mention the dog poo fiasco of last week, I’m only going to blog about the good things, not about getting covered in it.