I got myself out on the bike today... Home sick from work with a migraine so it was a very short stint on the bike - had to get home in time to vomit in the relative comfort of my own bathroom (gorgeous weather today but damn it's bright for a migraine).
I also took myself over to CycleWorx on Port Road (I'm soft, I drove - air conditioning and tinted windows were essential) where I bought my bike just over 3 years ago. I love the guys there. They remembered me (after ~1.5yrs) and were so helpful getting me set up with the last little bits and pieces I wanted to feel comfortable commuting in the colder weather. And they're sourcing some extra small arm warmers for me (I'm a little bit of a twig).
For all the talk of going online to buy cycling gear cheap, it's worth checking your LBS first, especially between seasons. I got 3 summer-weight jerseys for $20 a hit (all brand names). Not to mention I got to try gloves on (essential because I'm skinny but have long fingers), was shown the best way to mount my rear lights/reflector on my new pannier rack (with a few little bits of hardware thrown in to help me out) and had an awesome chat with the guys. Whatmore, a fellow named Ian dropped by with a Brompton fold up bike to show off and damn that thing is cool! (we even had a chat about the recently stolen Brompton from WestLakes)
So tonight, now that I have tools, I'll be pulling my bike into the living room for a bit of quality time. If my life had a soundtrack, the song, "Getting to know you" would be playing tonight.
Yay for migraines... kinda...