Keeping Dry on the Bike

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 13:01:49 +0100
From: Peter Roberts
Subject: cycle path rage (not really)

Feeling guilty for using the car for the last week, I decided to stop being lazy and cycle in today.

I see it appears to be raining.

Ben, next door, has a cape/poncho/portable bivouac which he swears by. I have a pair of overtrousers which do the job and a lightweight jacket which merrily lets water in. Anyone have any top rain-resisting cycle wear tips? Perhaps a clip-on umbrella to go on the crash helmet....

Pete


Date: 12 Jun 1997 13:26:28 +0100
From: "J.S.Brainard"
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

If you live w/i 3 miles of UEA or don't get very warm cycling I would suggest a cheap waterproof from the market -- costs 10-12 quid & lasts reasonably well; will keep you dry, too!

baseball cap or taping up the airvents on your helmut can keep wet off your hair.

Freewheel has fluorescent light tops that allow air through under your arms if you get hot easily (like I do). Should cost under 20 quid.

Legs -- it depends. I used to walk when I lived in town if it was cold &/or wet & horribl, always wore shorts (even when it snowed) and I was happy.

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---- Julii Brainard, Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia


Date: 12 Jun 1997 12:49:40 GMT
From: Richard Kennaway
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

A change of clothes in a waterproof bag.

-- Richard Kennaway


Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 13:59:33 +0100
From: David Hicks
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

I've had a set of waterproofs I got from the army/navy stores in Lowestoft years ago that still keep me perfectly dry. I think there's an army surplus store in Norwich market.

A freind of mine has a set of waterproofs that he can unzip the entire sides on to let air in. I think they were a bit expensive, though.

David Hicks, School Of Information Systems, UEA


Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 14:25:30 +0100
From: Peter Roberts
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

I may opt for a towel and change of clothes in a filing cabinet, the

latter being kept in the office rather than transported to and fro.

Pete


Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 17:20:15 +0100
From: W Baldwin CHE IV
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, David Hicks wrote:

> I've had a set of waterproofs I got from the army/navy stores
> in Lowestoft years ago that still keep me perfectly dry.
> I think there's an army surplus store in Norwich market.

Bennets army surplus is just up the road from the Finesco and Firkin, I don't know about waterproofs but I think they have a few tank driving costumes if anyone is going to take up the earlier suggestions :)

ttfn., William



Date: 12 Jun 1997 16:48:07 GMT
From: Ben Frank
Subject: Re: cycle path rage (not really)

>Bennets army surplus is just up the road from the Finesco and Firkin, I
>don't know about waterproofs but I think they have a few tank
>driving costumes if anyone is going to take up the earlier
>suggestions :)

Beckets, I bought by poncho from them (it also turns into a crude tent; ideal at festivals) about 15 quid. I also bought my tank hat there.

http://www.sys.uea.ac.uk/~ben/tank/

Cheers

Ben


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