today was the first heavy rain in my town and I was quickly reminded of why I don't like riding in the winter this morning. by the time I got home after a 20 min commute across town.. I was completely drenched from the waist down. I am prepared for wind and all around cold temperatures but I seem to have be defeated by the rain.
I don't want to wear a bright yellow plastic poncho.. those things never work and they also tear easily. I currently don't have fenders installed so I am getting soaked from underneath as well as on top and front and to the sides.
after some research, I got the idea to use a sealing agent (thompson's watersealer) after reading reports on how it works miracles on outdoor canvas tents and lawn furniture and leather shoes.
I am currently making my very own pair of water proof pants that I can wear over my normal clothes. They should keep me warm and keep me from being soaked.
I started this thread let everyone know the progress of my new pants and how they perform. and to ask if anyone esle ahs done something like this or has a better alternative.
what is everyone else doing?
questions? thoughts? interesting anecdotes?