I spotted this in a woman's magazine in the Tips and Tricks section, where readers share their... well... tips and tricks.
A woman sent this one in:
"When it rains I just wrap a thick elastic around my pedal. It helps keep my feet from slipping."
Wonderful. In one of the world's wealthiest countries and a nation with proud design traditions all you need is a thick elastic on your pedals when it rains.
Highlights the simplicity of cycling, the attitude of Citizen Cyclists towards the practical transport tool that is the bicycle in established bicycle cultures and hammers home how different urban cycling is - and can be - from other forms of cycling.
Because really, all regular people need IS an elastic band, for example, much to the dismay of the bicycle industry.