I've found that one of my challenges is keeping moisture and mud thrown from the tires off of my clothing. Once the moisture thrown from the tires gets on my clothing, the wet areas become an area vulnerable to exposure. Water from the front wheel will often splash onto my face and eyes making travel even more miserable and dangerous.
What was unthinkable in my early years of cycling is now being strongly considered.
Anyone use fenders on their roadbikes? Any thoughts or recommendations?