Yesterday I rode through the worst hard rain and mud conditions I've ever ridden, and I don't know if it was because of my front Hutchinson Alligator Gold tire running in the opposite direction, but I had a steady diet of mud on my face. (Had to spit a lot of it).
And don't get me wrong, I don't mind getting completely covered with mud, but I just can't stand getting it through my mouth and eyes.
While I was riding, only one thing was on my mind:
"I wouldn't be eating mud if I had a front fender".
Now, here's the big question:
Why in the world almost everybody seems to avoid fenders?