Tag: REI

preRA: Rain Gear

An unexpected opportunity presented itself this Saturday morning.  Steady rain and 43°F!  A great chance to try out some rain gear!  I did a simple 12 mile run out for office supplies and groceries, but did so fully decked out in rain gear.   A few things discovered: Rain Jacket – I continue to really like the Performance Ultra rain jacket.  I’d say it is practically waterproof.   In the hour I was gone, the inside of the fabric just barely started to moisten, and even that could have been sweat.  This jacket fits great, is ultra lightweight, and provides excellent

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preRA: Love Those Panniers

This started as a loaded conditioning ride to IHOP and turned into a shopping trip.  Sure is nice to have the panniers.  President Obama needs to learn about these – they could help solve our Middle East oil-related problems (as well as domestic health problems, traffic problems, pollution problems, …) IHOP: Breakfast with Jesse and Gary REI: Bought a touring jersey and a fluffier camp pillow, using a 20% off sale plus credit from last year’s rebate. Landis Cyclery: Bought a new cyclometer for the Surly (the wires pulled out of the last one).  Also, Vanessa suggested I try some

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