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Old 06-25-2008, 12:17 AM
 
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So,

If one decided to always bike to work.

How would you handle riding in the rain?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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They make rain gear for cycling. Or you can just use decent quality rain gear from an outdoor outfitter.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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You will need good gear that is either waterproof or highly water resistant and, most importantly, BREATHABLE. Also, make sure the hood of the jacket is helmet compatable (meaning it will fit over it) if you wear a helmet. Check out soft shell rather than hard shell jackets/pants. Soft shells are not 100% waterproof but many will not leak and will be much more breathable and pliable. Something with pit zips for ventilation would be good. Make sure the pants have a narrower leg that won't get caught in the bike. I would check out Patagonia or Uncle Dan's if you live in the city, or REI if you are in the burbs or don't want to spend as much. These aren't cycle-specific shops, but their gear is great and probably less expensive than cycle shops. (disclaimer: I used to work at the first 2 places, but I am only recommending them because they will have good staff to help you pick stuff out). If you have specific gear/brand questions, send me a PM.
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