It's raining, it's pouring and how to keep those tootsies dry.
Wow! What a depressing last blog. Sure, violence happens everywhere but without that protective layer of metal surrounding you a person becomes more aware. On a bike you are aware of the road, the bike and most of all the weather.
|Look at that rain. The childhood me would be sticking my Barbies in there , wheee..|
The guy with the peyos gets to bike in these. Sure they look fancy but I am a super shopper. Target sells some really nice rain boots sure to seal out rain. The more fashion forward in this house seem to get a pair of Hunters. No, I am not rich, only concerned about my feet. With the walking/biking lifestyle you tend to wear out shoes. Peyos man always wins the "most holes" contest. I will need to make a mental note to myself about taking a picture of "holy" shoes. Harhar, hehehe...
What about your body? Occasionally I will be forced to use a bike poncho. I bought it once and maybe have used it 5 times. I biked to Ballard and bought it at Hub and Bepoke. It was not that pricey but as the Jewish Dane I live with has noticed, it is not meant for 6'4 man. I usually bike during daylight hours and we usually have a lot of evening/early morning rain. Some people go the route of buying rain pants and a jacket. A long time ago we used to wear this but then wore tzinus wear, requiring a skirt, instead of jeans. Without it I would accumulate a puddle on my skirt so this helps with that. I don't like plastic jackets because none of them breath right. At one point we tried a Shower Pass Jacket. Everyone ooohs, and awws about this and it didn't work for either of us. Of course, if it comes from Portland than I MUST buy it.
Remember, I lived in Denmark. Nobody looked like a yellow fool biking. People just wore clothes. I biked to class in a blizzard once. Ahhh, Copenhagen! The ideal bike city we all envy/love. We can only dream of a city like that. Stay dry folks!
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