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  1. #1
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    Good clothing - bad weather: 1-nil

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    Woke up to snow on the ground, sleet and rain in the air, and temperatures just above freezing. My most unfavourite weather of all, apart from heavy rain and wind. Neoprene shoe covers, Amfib tights, wool bike shorts, homemade rain shorts, water-resistant softshell jacket, wool Buff and neoprene paddling gloves, and I'm at work comfortable, warm and dry everywhere it matters. Slightly damp calves and inner elbows, but that's the price I pay for not being saran-wrapped in Goretex.

    I just love nailing commuter clothing for bad days Winter, bring it on.
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  2. #2
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    Very inspiring! Glad you've got it down.

    Love to know about the home-made rain shorts.

  3. #3
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    No exciting handicraft, I'm afraid, just old rain pants chopped off just below the knee. But they work much better for cycling, in my opinion, because they let in a lot more air and don't get clammy, while still keeping the important parts dry and warm. Now if I could combine them with shin guards, soccer-style, I'd be all set ;-)
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  4. #4
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    That sounds like a great idea -- sort of rain capris instead of rain pants. The first (and only) time I tried to cycle in the Gore-tex rain pants I use for camping I got so hot.

  5. #5
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    That is clever. One problem I've had when my legs get wet is the fabric sticks to my skin. I actually ended up with what looked like rug burns on my knees once. Big huge scabs!
    2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike

  6. #6
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    That sounds like a great idea -- sort of rain capris instead of rain pants. The first (and only) time I tried to cycle in the Gore-tex rain pants I use for camping I got so hot.










    kathipearl

  7. #7
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    Yup, I've worn mine out now so they are no longer waterproof over the thighs, so I need to make or buy new ones. I've seen them commercially made now too, from Endura, I think. They also work well as an extra windproofing layer when it's extra cold, helps against that "cold-butt-syndrome".
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  8. #8
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    I noticed these on TE, and other garments from the same manufacturer.

    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodVA_04962.html

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

 

 

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