Hi, everyone! I am kind of new to the cycling world - and the autumn-winter 2007 will be my first "cold" expeince in Tokyo, after I've started riding. In this context, I have some questions to the more experienced members of TCC: - is the late autumn / winter in Tokyo (and Japan, in general) suitable for cycling? - what do you change in your everyday setup, when you ride here in winter (helmet, clothes, gloves, shoes, bike, tyres, etc.) - how about long distance touring? Is it possible in colder seasons? If this kind of topic has already been discussed, could give a link to it, please? And the one which bugs me most: - is it reasonable to buy a new bike now? (not to store it until the spring, but to actually ride it). I am thinking to buy a cyclocross type bicycle, I guess it should be ok for the winter, but I am not too sure. Thank you.