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Offline charlie

rain gear
« on: November 17, 2007, 07:56:58 am »
 My wife and I are planning a loop in jan, of florida and need a new set of rain gear. Looking for some suggestions, our rain gear is for warmer weather and a little dated.
thanks charlie

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Offline ptaylor

rain gear
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007, 11:12:10 am »
I like the Campmor Bicycle Rain Cape in warm rains. Your feet will get wet though.

Paul
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Offline scott.laughlin

rain gear
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 10:23:24 pm »
Burley makes some of the best stuff you can buy.

http://www.google.com/products?q=burley+rain+gear&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGIC&um=1


Scott


Offline DaveB

rain gear
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 02:12:52 pm »
There is a Communist guy from Moscow that's an expert on this topic and you might want to consult him.  I'm sure you're aware that:

Rudolph, the Red, knows rain gear.


Offline bogiesan

rain gear
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 02:38:03 pm »
Do you like the breathable suff or are you all about waterproofness?

Depending on where you travel, it's more important to be warm than dry.
Here in Iderho, you can count on your stuff drying out in a day, two max.
On Cycle Oregon, however, if your gear gets wet on the first day it can
stay wet for the entire tour.

david boise ID

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"Read the manual."
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline ptaylor

rain gear
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 05:40:07 pm »
DaveB:

I'm confused by your comment. Can you elaborate?

Thanks.

Paul
Paul

FredHiltz

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rain gear
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 08:17:47 am »
Rudolph, the Red, knows rain gear.

Hi Paul,

Say it out loud twice.

Fred


Offline DaveB

rain gear
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 09:11:08 am »
Paul,

You will hear this comment quite a lot over the next several weeks. I believe it's actually been set to music. ;)

Dave


Offline ptaylor

rain gear
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 09:10:38 pm »
Well, Fred, and the irascible Dave.

I'm now clued in, and have a very shiny nose.

Paul
Paul

Offline JimF

rain gear
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 05:55:24 pm »
I found the http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Rain-Capes.html
to be very functional. It kept upper body dry and allowed plenty of ventilation. It lacks a hood, which has both + and -. I have a helmet cover, so the lack of a hood was a +. Good riding.


Offline charlie

rain gear
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2007, 01:40:31 am »
  THANK YOU  I Haven't gave a cape much thought before, that might be the way to go. We are planning on staying in motels. We don't plan on riding in hard rain anyway. We haven't done any unsupported tours before and any touring in a few years. Looking forward to this up coming tour.
THANKS AGAIN LIKE THE CAPE IDEAL
CHARLIE

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Offline DaveB

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2007, 11:51:14 am »
A cape works for falling rain but does little or nothing to protect you from the road splash thrown up by your wheels.  Fenders on your bike are almost essential if you use a rain cape.  


Offline gpshay

rain gear
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2007, 12:53:07 am »
I went with performance bike they offered a hooded rain jacket which if figured would keep the water from draining off of your head or helment down your back just a thought glenn in phx

This message was edited by gpshay on 12-26-07 @ 8:55 PM