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    ankle / lower leg covers for pants?

    Let's say it's wet, but not rainy, and it's not warm enough for shorts. Sometimes I just want to make a quick bicycle run to the store wearing what I already have on - long pants. I could just strap down the lower pant legs and hop on the bike and go, but I pick up a little bit of road muck below my knees. I have fenders and mudflaps, but I still get a little bit.

    Is there any solution to this?

    Rain paints is too much hassle for a short trip and can be a little too warm. I was hoping there would be large transparent covers I could strap around my lower leg, but I haven't found any. I suppose I could always just make a pair out of large plastic storage bags...

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    George Krpan
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    Gaiters. Sold at any outdoor store.

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    I once did this with the sleeves of an old storm jacket, but they tended to trap sweat, wrinkle my pants, and look just downright silly.
    Namaste.

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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    Thanks. I was thinking of those but wasn't able to find it when I spelled it as "gators"

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