02 July 2009

Rain rain go away, come again some other day

frog bootsWell, I looked just like this today, except I wore my new Frog Boots. It was fun to splash in the puddles, but as you've all noted in the comments, this blog is getting a bit waterlogged.

I get lots of happy smiles from other cyclists splashing through the puddles with me, but I'm surely not going to take out my camera in this downpour! So you'll just have to take my word for it.

I apologize for the lack of posts, I hope to have a writeup from my trip to Eugene, OR shortly.

In the meantime, anyone else have cheerful rain gear to share?


MamaVee said...

not that I'm really all that great at biking in the rain... but I bought this raincoat in green. Sadly I paid full price but since I've worn it a ton more than I ever thought I would in June, I guess I don't feel that bad for missing the incredible sale.

It's long to cover my thighs when biking and I've gotten tons of compliments in it so at least there is that... It would match your frog boots very well! In fact I am about to search for some matching boots.

Lovely Bicycle! said...

I am thinking of getting a red rain cape, like one of these and pretend I am Red Riding Hood...

ksteinhoff said...

I was in my first monsoon in a long time Wednesday night riding with the Freakbike Militia on their Summer of Love 60's Ride.

My Campmor Rain Cape did a good job of keeping my upper body relatively dry, while allowing air flow underneath to cut down sweating.

My new (since January) Surly Long Haul Trucker has full fenders and mudguards and I was happy to see how much nicer it is not to be blasted by road grime and poodle poop.

The rain was hard enough that a little moisture made it through my Arkel handlebar bag, even with a waterproof cover on it. My cameras stayed dry, but I'll put them in a plastic bag next time.