Tuesday, July 17

Doubling Down in Texas

And More Winter Gear Arrived Today!
In my last post about rainwear, some commenters noted that during summer, getting wet isn't so bad. Mostly, I agree, but I take a longer view when I'm "doubling down." Illustrative of that is my tendency to stock up on winter wear round about this time of year. And this summer, I'm looking at feet and hands above all else.

You see, I have dual motivations. The first is the never-ending quest to "expand the riding envelope." In Texas, summer is the affordable time to stock up on winter and wet weather gear. The second motivation is that I DO plan to go back home (Washington State) again. Home gets a LOT of wet and chilly weather. It won't happen tomorrow or even the day after, but to be a Texan, really, you not only have to be born in Texas, but you ought to be placing flowers on the grave of your confederate ancestors. My own ancestors fought on the other side - the side that called it "The War of the Rebellion."

But I digress. Right now, Showers Pass has a "half off closeout" going on to sell off touring shoe covers. These puppies are the sort of SERIOUS rainwear that Burley once offered, but doesn't any more. I'm not sure my feet would stay dry in these covers in the pool, but they'll work for pretty much anything short of that. Even at half off, they aren't cheap, but they aren't ridiculous.

Next up - more rain jackets and, even perhaps handwear...

9 comments:

Chandra said...

Good purchase! Will they get in the way of your cleats or do they have a opening on the bottom or can you make one of your own?

Too bad Burley doesn't make 'em anymore.

Peace :)

Steve A said...

While a hole could be cut in the bottom for cleats, I plan to use these as cycling galoshes - cleatless. They are basically galoshes with flexible uppers and good rubber soles.

Pondero said...

Great thinking, Steve. I really should be thinking ahead to cooler, wetter days.

Alex said...

Nice. Dry feet are so important to me. Especially when I'm riding in any kind of weather. Fenders are good, but always need a solid pair of booties, just in case.

Steve A said...

Alex, I'm conflicted about your comment because I've come to connect Montague Bikes with blog spam. Perhaps a post on this topic is needed.

twofeetofftheasphalt said...

I smiled at your description of 'being a Texan'. My own parents met at college, far from their homes. Dad was from Chile and Mom came from Spokane, WA, she was full blood Norwegian. Quite a mix. I married a girl whose family moved to the Ozarks at the turn of last century. I tell people I married into half the county! Her ancestors were rebels, mine were unionists. We have fun.

tracy w said...

Boy...that is very tempting. Suppose they would fit over my Lake boots?

Steve A said...

Tracy, you ought to pass those lake boots along to someone new who will love them and cherish them as you did. From the sizing data, I'd say you'd take a M/L.

cycler said...

Hmm, Don't think those would work with most of my footwear :)
I suppose I could put a hole in the heel for heels to protrude through!

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