I thought, just for the record, I ought to do a post about my bike gear, what I use and wear while riding.
As you all know, Portland is a place of grey skies and light drizzle much of the year, with a few weeks of cold weather in the winter, and a few weeks of hot weather in the summer. Seeing as it’s important to be ready for the weather, here’s a few of my favorite pieces of my bike gear.
My rain cover for my head, made of high-tech wool, in a nice donegal tweed:
I found these great riding shoes, I’m not sure if anybody’s heard of them before. They’re Converse All-Stars:
My warm-weather rain coat:
And rain pants:
We definitely do get some cold weather from time to time, and that’s when you need some different kinds of gear, like this long wool coat, and a nice scarf.
Please excuse the snarky post – the simple point I’m trying to make with this is that you don’t need anything special to ride a bike except the bike itself. You all have clothes that you wear that are appropriate to the weather wherever you happen to be, and those clothes work just great on a bike, too. No need to suit up to go to the grocery store or to work, just hop on and ride.