riding in the rain

Wet weather open thread

Avatar by on December 9th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Flooded bike lane and shoulder on N. Williams tonight.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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Winter riding: Staying warm and dry on a budget

Avatar by on November 6th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Bike to Work Breakfast-3

Raingear comes in all styles, forms
— and budgets.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Now that the rain has arrived in earnest, it’s time to get the daily wet weather riding routine down pat.

For many of us, that isn’t going to include shopping for a new, name brand rain jacket and pants, fancy washable wool, or a new bike with disc brakes.

Fortunately there are plenty of local options for staying warm and reasonably dry without going broke. [Read more…]