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Lesson number 1: brink extra socks. My feets were soaked.

Lesson number 2: These panniers are awesome. When I got to work they (not to mention my legs and back) were covered in all kinds of nasty road gunk (I should have gotten those fenders sooner rather than later) but my clothes and everything were nice and dry.

Lesson number 3: my cheap hi-vis rain jacket from Performance saved my butt from getting totally soaked, and it actually had pretty good ventilation. I'm usually really sensitive to my clothes not breathing, but so long as I was moving, the jacket did well to let out the hot air.

Lesson number 4: I am no longer a fair weather only rider :)




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What is this so-called "rain" of which you speak?
 

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Ship your socks in an armored car?!?

JoeDaddio said:
Lesson number 1: brink extra socks. My feets were soaked.
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Correct Lesson #1 Keep spares at work.

JoeDaddio said:
....Lesson number 2: These panniers are awesome. When I got to work they (not to mention my legs and back) were covered in all kinds of nasty road gunk (I should have gotten those fenders sooner rather than later) but my clothes and everything were nice and dry.......
Correct Lesson #2 Sooner is better than later, fenders are better than nasty road gunk.

JoeDaddio said:
....Lesson number 3: my cheap hi-vis rain jacket from Performance saved my butt from getting totally soaked, and it actually had pretty good ventilation. I'm usually really sensitive to my clothes not breathing, but so long as I was moving, the jacket did well to let out the hot air.....
Correct Lesson #3 Cut the arm cuffs off and/or change the thing into a short sleeve rain jacket.

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....I am no longer a fair weather only rider :)
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JoeDaddio said:
Lesson number 1: brink extra socks. My feets were soaked.
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Man, I still remember the day I learned lesson #1... nothing better than squishing yer way around the office for the rest of the day...

Can I suggest a lesson 2.5? No bag is waterproof forever...

Congrats on the rain ride!
 

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you rawk Joe Daddio! i'm hoping to get fenders on my commuting rig before the summer rain pattern starts. oh and I wear flip flops at the office, it's quite liberating.
 

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bigbill said:
Get some Lake SPD sandals and you won't have to worry about wet socks.

It was pretty chilly here on the ride in. I'm thinking of some kind of waterproof bootie. I'd have to get something on the cheap as it wouldn't get used too often here in So. Cal. though.




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gutfiddle said:
you rawk Joe Daddio! i'm hoping to get fenders on my commuting rig before the summer rain pattern starts. oh and I wear flip flops at the office, it's quite liberating.

Can I have a job?




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Cheap? You want cheap?

JoeDaddio said:
It was pretty chilly here on the ride in. I'm thinking of some kind of waterproof bootie. I'd have to get something on the cheap as it wouldn't get used too often here in So. Cal. though.

joe
Slip your sock feet into plastic grocery bags (recycling dude!) before putting on your shoes.
 

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MB1 said:
Slip your sock feet into plastic grocery bags (recycling dude!) before putting on your shoes.
+1... Though I put my socks on first, then the bags... Feet feel less clammy.
 

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Do you have a better picture of your rack and pannier. I am in the market for one, what brand are they.
 

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OK, I just noticed it said Novara on the bag.
 

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Rain Feet...

I put the plastic bags over my shoes and socks, held on with lots of rubber bands (for an aero effect, ha!) It's not waterproof completely or forever, but it lasts a surprizingly long time. It's pretty high on the dorkiness scale but with dry feet, I really don't mind too much...
 

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I sold my car last year and went down to a one car family, so i started communting total 1800 miles. My first rain ride was a riot. I didnt have fenders (to dorky) so the water was coming up off the wheel, hitting the wind, and right into my face. LOL LOL I couldnt see jack. LOL LOL So i bought fenders the next day and havnt looked back. I cant wait to get home and start riding again.

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Thanks for the info Joe. The pannier is a bit more than what I wanted spend.
 
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