Monday my hands were very cold - for some reason I opted out of wearing my bicycling gloves. In my head I thought they'd just get wet and magnify the cold. While that is true, they also provide a buffer between your metal handlebars which get really cold - so even when wet they can provide nominal protection, not to mention protection in the event of fall.
Also on Monday, my feet were totally soaked and my saddle got a little wet, even through the cover. Plastic bags to the rescue!
I wrapped my saddle in a Target bag, man those things are awesome. I then put the cover over the saddle and to my delight the saddle was dry as a bone when I got to work.
I also put cheapo Ralphs bags over my wool socks, tied them around my ankles and secured them with reflective ankle straps to keep my feet dry-er. Those worked ok... I noticed that the bottoms of my socks weren't wet, but the tops were. The weak link must be around the ankle soemwhere. I'll need to experiment with bigger bags.
Finally, I wore fleece mittens over my bike gloves. Even though there was constant rain, they kept my hands relatively warm and dry. I'll be doing this again, for sure.
If you are wondering what the combination of plastic bags on your feet, ankle reflectors, and wearing a hood underneath your helmet looks like - imagine some sort of bicyclist refugee in the Kevin Coster
epic bomb, Water World.
Still wrestling with the glasses issue. Not sure what is the best method there.
In other news - George is less than one month away from being born. He'll be ready for a trailer just in time for summer. Can't wait.