Recumbent - How do you protect your feet from the rain?
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I have a fairing on my other bent, so rain wasn't an issue so far. Riding my new unfaired bent today however, I put on the open-bottom overshoes I use for mountain biking and rainwater seeped through from the bottom and the sides, because my feet point up instead of parallel to the ground.
I ride with mixed hiking/cycling shoes (basically big hiking shoes with recessed clips). I'd like to avoid the old trashbag trick if possible, that's really ghetto. What are your solutions to protect your feet when it rains?
08-19-05, 08:56 PM
Because of the vertical foot position, if I need rain protection, it's coming down hard enough that I can't see where I'm going and it's time for me to get out of it. If I'm stuck and have to ride, it's the ole trash bag trick for me. A more uptown option is to use light weight overshoes and cut a hole for the cleats (I don't know if anyone makes them big enough to fit over mtb shoes) or wear cycling sandals without socks.
I ware sandals with "Goretex" socks. With 2 pair of socks inside they get me through the winter also.
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