Fast forward thru the rainy season, and let me tell you, this magnificent yellow waterproof poncho is the number one thing I ALWAYS have with me now. In fact, I even locked myself out of the house recently, but at least I had my rain poncho.
So here’s the thing. In terms of ponchos, my only previous experience with them were the clear garbage bag-like ones my dad would give us when we went to concerts. I’m pretty sure they actually were just garbage bags that he cut holes in, but I digress. My point is, I honestly didn’t have that high of expectations. But true to my word, I gave it a shot and was immediately blown away.
First try with it I rode of to my sister’s house, knowing it wasn’t far, just in case it was an epic fail. Wearing jeans, a rain jacket, and basic sneakers, I was amazed that I stayed dry. Even my feet! This Rain Poncho fits perfectly over the handlebars, creating a tent over the entire front end. Again, this was crucial, considering I was wearing jeans.
After that initial day, this became a staple. It comes in a handy little bag, so it’s easy to store within the back of my Burley trailer or in a pannier. And much to my surprise, it’s actually easy to get back into said pouch without having to learn the art of origami. How often does that happen?!
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Fathers Day weekend was our yearly trip to a classic and popular cycle rally called L'Eroica Britannia.
Set in the rolling Derbyshire hills amid the green fields rises each year a celebration of all the beautiful bikes predating 1987, this was the year that steel frame bikes gave way to lighter and faster models.