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cycling in rain sucks, how to minimize the suckage? MS 150(2 posts)

cycling in rain sucks, how to minimize the suckage? MS 150jjdbike
Sep 13, 2003 3:20 PM
Thanks for reading this post! I'm cycling in the MS 150 this weekend (NJ City to Shore) & the weather doesn't look very promising. I was hoping to do 200 miles. Just got back from a 50 miler in the rain & it sucked! Windy, cold from being wet & hard to see. Probable temps will range from the low 60s to the upper 70s. Any clothing suggestions to minimize the suckage? I think it will be too warm for a rain jacket. Perhaps a vest? What about shoe covers? Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Some advice from the rain capital of the NWLC
Sep 13, 2003 4:21 PM
Full fenders really keep the cold spray off you and keep you and your bike cleaner. If it is warm then don't pile on too much clothing and wear shorts, but make sure to slather on a bunch of petroleum jelly on your legs (best to shave first) so you shead water like a duck. Shoe covers and a helmet with a visor can also help. Make sure nothing you wear is made from cotton or even a cotton blend; even right down to your socks. Also bring an extra pair of gloves in a plastic bag so you can change mid ride.