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I noticed at work today that I was on post 1999. I rode to work in a heavy downpour this morning. At one point it was so bad that I was essentially riding in a stream and was dipping my foot underwater on the downstroke. It has been constantly raining for the last week and a half, but the rain stopped and the sun came out for my commute home. Nothing specific here, but I took most of them while rolling so I really don't know what I have until I get home. There are a few of me going through some puddles. As a kid that is fun, not really for an adult.
 

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puddles

The quality of the water in the puddles around here is questionable. You can't really tell how deep they are due to the scum layer. Maybe I am doing my part to kill mosquito larvae.
 

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Self portrait and others

Man, I could use some botox. I thought that I was better preserved than that. That is my official ride in the rain setup, cycling cap with the top cut out and clear glasses. Check out my chin, interesting story there. In the first series, you veterans of RBR commuting might notice that scar on my hand is not as puckered as it used to be. It is still ugly.
 

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Nice self-photos Bill. Geez, the MUT was wet that day. Do you ever get sore feet riding in sandals? Or do they give you enough support that you don't the pedals? Congrats on 2k, btw!!
Cheers, Wayne
 

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wayneanneli said:
Nice self-photos Bill. Geez, the MUT was wet that day. Do you ever get sore feet riding in sandals? Or do they give you enough support that you don't the pedals? Congrats on 2k, btw!!
Cheers, Wayne
The sandals are as supportive as a low end cycling shoe. The sole is really thick to make it stiff. I even geeked out and measured the difference in sole thickness between my road shoes and sandals to make sure the commuter and race bike have the same setup. I use crank bros pedals on all my bikes so everything is interchangeable. The "insole" of the sandal is a block type pattern to allow your feet to have a little grip, but it bugs me when I do any distance with wet feet. I have done a century in them, it wasn't that bad since it was dry. No numb feet at all plus the benefits of a block tan on my feet. Woody the century king rides in them and he does 20-30 a year.
 

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Cool pics Bill! I enjoy riding in the rain in warm weather.

What kind of gloves are they? The pad looks comfy.
 

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Nice 2000th post. It makes me jealous everytime I see you biking in sandal weather. The rain has got to be getting old by now. I hope you all get a little sunshine soon.
 

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KenB said:
Cool pics Bill! I enjoy riding in the rain in warm weather.

What kind of gloves are they? The pad looks comfy.
The gloves are Specialized Body Geometry. The pad for the heel of your palm is especially nice. They were hanging on the bars yesterday because they were still sopping wet from the morning commute. I took my shorts and jersey downstairs to the dive locker during the day and put them in the dryer. Forgot the gloves.
 

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I am sorry to repeat myself, but I love the self portraits on the bike! It makes this forum so much more personal. Love the blue of the Soma too. If I can sell my road bike, the boys in S.F. get to ship one to my house.
Damn Bill, your calves are HUGE! What happened? Did the telephone company install more/extra poles in the area of your interval training on the commute? LOL Keep up the good work.
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You should start carrying a fishing pole on your commute.

bigbill said:
I noticed at work today that I was on post 1999. I rode to work in a heavy downpour this morning. At one point it was so bad that I was essentially riding in a stream and was dipping my foot underwater on the downstroke. It has been constantly raining for the last week and a half, but the rain stopped and the sun came out for my commute home. Nothing specific here, but I took most of them while rolling so I really don't know what I have until I get home. There are a few of me going through some puddles. As a kid that is fun, not really for an adult.
Pick up lunch on the way to work and dinner on the way home.
 

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Pick up lunch on the way to work and dinner on the way home.
I am eating a mahi mahi plate lunch right now. I don't think that I would want the fish along my route. Mmmm, mac salad.
 
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