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Old 09-18-06, 08:14 PM   #1
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Blocking the gook on stretch tights

Generally if I ride with the tights on wet pavement, the side spray from cars or whatever soaks through the thights. I can't really shower at work and there's more clean up on these kinds of rides.

I'm thinking if Nik Wax on PI tights or even fleece tights would block the gook. Anyoe tried that? If so do you have to reapply the wax everytime you wash them?

Maybe there's a better technique?
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Old 09-18-06, 10:37 PM   #2
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Ultra cycling seems to state the problem better. However, Mec's doesn't seem to carry those tights. Anyone tried the cutout idea?

Source: http://www.ultracycling.com/equipment/ridinginrain.html

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Lower Body: Your legs are doing all the work so wearing any kind of rain pant is likely to get your legs quite warm, can restrict some movement, and will make quite a bit of noise. Instead find wool tights or tights with a windbreak front. MEC has a nice pair (www.mec.ca). If that doesn't suffice try mountaineering gaiters for just the lower legs or even spats. Spats are an English combination of a gaiter and bootie. Or take a pair of rain pants and cut off the back. I've never tried this, but it seems like it would work. You really need the protection on the front not the back.
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