The last couple of days has made me realize that I can't get away with street shorts over cycling shorts for much longer. I will need to move to running tights or some other long layer to avoid being too cold, but I can't quite picture wearing the tights when I am riding Metro or other public transit. One of the main reasons I wear shorts over the spandex, besides avoiding scaring the eyes of those around me, is that I like having pockets. But shorts over tights strikes me as unseemly (although I suppose color matched shorts over the tights would be okay).
I know someone mentioned some REI pants here, but at $75 a pop, this is beyond my present budget for commuter wear. I could probably just wear an old pair of khakis over cycling shorts or tights, and bring the ankles in with straps, but I'm hoping I am missing some really obvious choice.
Anyone have some great ideas for the multi-modal guy? I am hoping that I have shower options at my new workplace, based on my preliminary investigations.