What are you wearing?

tastyclaw
tastyclaw Posts: 8
edited April 2012 in Road beginners
Filthy weather this week. I've doubled up with a pair of cheap tights over cheap bib shorts. What are your staple outfits riding in the floods? Roubaix tights? Waterproof or neoprene over shoes? Umbrella?

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  • p9uma
    p9uma Posts: 565
    tastyclaw wrote:
    Filthy weather this week. I've doubled up with a pair of cheap tights over cheap bib shorts. What are your staple outfits riding in the floods? Roubaix tights? Waterproof or neoprene over shoes? Umbrella?

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  • Mike39496
    Mike39496 Posts: 414
    Wetsuit.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,845
    sunblock

    /away from uk this week
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Kingy911
    Kingy911 Posts: 134
    Pink lacy knickers and stockings

    OOPS wrong forum :oops:
  • t.m.h.n.e.t
    t.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    bowtie and a smile
  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    p9uma wrote:
    tastyclaw wrote:
    Filthy weather this week. I've doubled up with a pair of cheap tights over cheap bib shorts. What are your staple outfits riding in the floods? Roubaix tights? Waterproof or neoprene over shoes? Umbrella?

    A car.

    haha
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  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Kingy911 wrote:
    Pink lacy knickers and stockings

    OOPS wrong forum :oops:

    there actually was a poster on here who used to wear his wifeys neglgee as a base layer - hehe, so you're in good company - just dont tell aggieboy - he's a sucker for anything in 'racy' attire.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,428
    Mudguards, not strictly clothing, are essential for me.

    Given it's reasonably mild, I stick to arm & knee warmers with a jersey.

    The only rain specific stuff I would definitely always have is a cycling cap - to keep the rain out of your eyes.

    Overshoes are also very useful - keep your feet dry and stops your shoes getting heavy with water. Especially useful when you ride without mudguards.

    I like to have a scrunchable waterproof jacket/layer top I can hold in my back pocket in case the temperature drops when I'm still wet.
  • Wiggle socks that are just a little too small (for some reason best known by Rob Spedding !)
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Jeans and an Orca mid layer (I'm staying out of the rain !!!!)
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  • hodge68
    hodge68 Posts: 162
    Running shoes or swimming trunks, unless its a work day and i have to commute. Then im in Cheap decathalon tights and waterproof(£10) which gets you just as wet as it does not breath. Will treat myself to better gear next winter.
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  • godders1
    godders1 Posts: 750
    Same as usual for this time of year really; shorts, knee warmers, LS merino top, windproof gilet, neoprene overshoes.

    On milder days I'm ditching the knee warmers and overshoes and swapping the merino for a SS jersey.

    All stuff that stays comfortable when wet.
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    A bit of rain eh? That can be fatal in some I believe.

    Now that we're out of the winter, if it's raining I might stretch to full fingered gloves instead of mitts, but the kit list is:

    Long sleeve top
    Gore Cycling top (until it gets a bit warmer)
    Gloves
    Shorts
    Socks
    Shoes

    My overshoes delay water ingress for a while but with or without I still have soaking feet so now don't bother. It's not winter rain so it can bounce off the legs instead of soaking into some leggings; shorts because we need shorts, and the top because it keeps me warm enough. I've ended my last few commutes grinning like a village idiot; a bit of rain doesn't hurt, and a lot just adds to the fun. Splosh, as you might say.
  • Gizmo_
    Gizmo_ Posts: 558
    I was going to say "the Tube" but I was beaten to it...

    Went out for a quick spin yesterday; just the usual. I figure that as long as I'm warm, it's only rain and I won't dissolve. And I'll be hopping in the bath when I get home anyway.
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  • izza
    izza Posts: 1,561
    I've always found a generous layer of blubber between the epidermis and the organs/core muscle groups keeps me going in such weather.

    Thereby as long as the iphone is in its waterproof sleeve, +1 to Gizmo for sticking to normal wear.
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Birthday Suit :lol:
  • godders1
    godders1 Posts: 750
    Was out in an absolute deluge yesterday. Fine except my gloves were soaked through and so hands were pretty cold and numb. Passed a Morrisons and picked up a pair of marigolds to go under the gloves. Worked a treat!
  • rob21
    rob21 Posts: 284
    Passed a Morrisons and picked up a pair of marigolds to go under the gloves. Worked a treat!
    Surgical gloves do a similar job....
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Kingy911 wrote:
    Pink lacy knickers and stockings

    OOPS wrong forum :oops:

    there actually was a poster on here who used to wear his wifeys neglgee as a base layer

    'A poster', huh Cleat? 'Friend of a friend' is it?
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