I just noticed in the news that the CDC in the USA has put out a SARS alert (finally). This isn't the Black Death quite yet, but it has the potential of making surgical masks and latex gloves a standard fashion accessory this summer across North America. In Toronto there are a few thousand people wearing these masks now and quarantined Hospitals are becoming normal. Problem with SARS (Corona Virus) is that there is no known cure or vaccine and it can spread easily and fast. Might be a wise move this summer to add a filter mask while bent riding...also cool for filtering all those other nasty auto and environmentally related pollutants. A company in the U.K. called Respo makes filter masks in a variety of colors and shapes just for cyclists and I have seen quite a few in use in Toronto last summer, now we can add SARS to the list of things out there affecting our riding enjoyment.