So I need to bring my car in to the shop today. No big deal, the shop is 1.3 miles away from work. I put the bike rack on it and toss the commuter on the rack. I drop the car off at the mechanics and ride in to work. As its only 1.3 miles I'm wearing regular cloths, jeans and a t-shirt, though I am wearing my SPD shoes with regular shoes waiting for me at the office. Needless to say, no padded shorts or anything, but yes to helmet and gloves of course.
Anyhow I found out car wasn't going to be finished which wasn't a big deal either. A one way trip from my house to work or work to my house for that matter is 15 miles. Unfortunately for me it started to really rain when I was getting ready to leave work. Now mind you my Trek 520 commuting rig has Planet Bike Freddie Fenders which helps but I'm in cotton from head to toe.
So here I am riding home from work in jeans and a cotton t-shirt. I get home very wet of course. However, here is the kicker, I didn't melt? All this time I thought my fancy cycling cloths were keeping me from melting as if I were made of sugar or something. I love my fancy cycling gear, especially when it gets colder. However it was nice to have a ride in the rain dressed like I used to back when I was a kid. It has been years since I've ridden in the rain in non-cycling apparel.
Just thought I'd share, fancy gear is nice but apparently there is something to this whole Freddie thing.