I hope you get better advice.
Cycle Oregon is always in September and we hit mountains often. We
see weather (altho not this year). Tent, bike clothes, camp clothes, bed
clothes, sleeping bag... everything can be either soaked or damp. and
when things get wet in Oregon, they say wet until the sun comes out
for 10-15 hours.
There's no way to stay dry in Oregon's rain, it's often moving sideways.
If you dislike wet bike shoes, wear bike sandals. You cna wear
neoprene socks but your feet will just get all wrinkly and deyhyrdated.
You can wear neoprene or Goretex shoe booties but they really don't
help in storms or if you're on your bike for many hours.
The only thing I've ever been able to do when my feet get wet is stop
and dry them. Same for socks and shoes. But it's impossible to dry
water logged wool bike socks without lots of heat and patience. Drying
shoes takes even more patience and less heat.
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