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Old 11-20-19, 04:52 PM
aka Tom Reingold
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I rode out to the bike coop on Monday evening. It was drizzling lightly, and I was perfectly comfortable. When it came time to go home, the rain had become fairly heavy. I don't remember the temperature, maybe 45ºF (7ºC). My hands got a little wet, my feet got fairly wet, and my thighs got wettest of all. I wore a nice warm hat and a good jacket. Overall, it was mostly unfun, but it wasn't hell. Not being able to see well was one of the worst things. I wear a mirror on my glasses. My glasses got too water-covered, so I took them off, leaving me mirrorless. My prescription is mild, so being glassesless isn't the worst thing.

I'm going to try to put a soap film on my glasses to see if that helps in the rain. If it doesn't, I'll buy some Rain-X and see if that helps.
Tom Reingold,
New York City and High Falls, NY
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