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Old 01-11-06, 02:04 PM
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I did the Yolo Causeway commute today - probably the only place you'll ever see aero bars and fenders on the same bike. I stayed dry no problems. The SSE wind was a bit of an issue. I'm not usually accustomed to having a headwind on my way to work.

This was my first long ride in the (albiet light) rain. I didn't melt. My bike didn't rust and sieze up. I didn't slip off the road. You do need to take it easy on the turns and watch out for the painted lines on the road- they can be very slippery.

And get some fenders. They make a riding in the rain far more pleasurable. You can fit them on a road bike, you just need to be very creative with zip ties and a rotary tool.
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