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Old 08-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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weather protection

Popped out on bike to pick up essential supplies and when I came out it was raining hard.
With bike jacket, summer gloves, denims and walking boots. I am gonna get soaked for sure!!
Twenty minute ride later I arrived home dry! Jacket wet down to waist band but not saturated, gloves dry (hand guards) boots wet but feet dry and my jeans virtually bone dry! Amazing ha!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Take your regular non waterproof gloves everywhere with you. Also take a pair of dish washing gloves in an XL size, these are thick rubber and fit over your regular gloves no problemo. So a cheap $2.00 fix with these babies in a ziplock bag that you can always carry with you with their small pack size. Much better, cheaper, and smaller that keeping a pair of expensive, waterproof riding gloves with you.
Remember cold hands are slower to react in an emergency. Keep em warm
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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I keep a stash of disposable latex gloves for road-side repair. They also come in handy for the rain. I have overgloves, but I've handed out the disposables to those riding with me who were without.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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3Rrr you are kind like me. I first used non latex gloves from work. They worked great, and I too gave many away to the ill prepared. The dish gloves last longer and at $2.00 for 2 you can't go wrong.

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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Used a pair of dish gloves for a whole summer when I lived in Winnipeg, MB. They are too tight to fight over my latest pair of riding glives.

Now that I've moved to the desert don't have too worry much about rain, or BUGS.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:56 PM   #6
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Used a pair of dish gloves for a whole summer when I lived in Winnipeg, MB. They are too tight to fight over my latest pair of riding glives.

Now that I've moved to the desert don't have too worry much about rain, or BUGS.
Well that's made me feel a WHOLE lot better about the lousy weather here in the UK.
Still, at least the rain is slightly warmer in the summer months
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