Saturday Night Sleet

Here I am Saturday night after biking home in rain and sleet with Mr. Dottie.  The streets were not slippery yet, so the ride was not so bad.  :-)

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My Lululemon Ride On Rain Jacket continues to perform well.  Being able to put the hood under my helmet is a great help.  Today the weather is super cold, dry and sunny, which I generally prefer, but sometimes a ride in the freezing rain can be invigorating.

P.S. Who watched the Golden Globes last night?  Love Tina and Amy!

  • http://twitter.com/spokenscene spoke’n'scene

    I love the Lulu Lemon jacket… and my understanding is that you can wear the hood on top of your helmet if you like, too…

  • Shawn W.

    Do you have special tires for ice/winter riding? I had my first little slide on a patch of ice Friday, but wasn’t sure if there is really anything you can do about black ice on a bicycle.

    • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

      “…but wasn’t sure if there is really anything you can do about black ice on a bicycle.”

      Absolutely: studded tires. I have a set of Schwalbe studded tires that have lasted 4 winters and are still going strong. Not on the bike shown, on my black Dutch bike. If you do a search for “studded” on the blog, you’ll find a review.

  • http://twitter.com/spokenscene spoke’n'scene

    Could have done with studded tires in Vancouver this morning… the city was a mess with black ice and freezing rain, and I went down within blocks of home…

    • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

      Yikes. I’ve gone down on black ice before; that’s what made me decide to buy studded tires.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

    My mom and aunt kept asking me if you had ridden home in that weather! I said yeah. I need to show them this post! :)

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  • http://twitter.com/spokenscene spoke’n'scene

    I love the Lulu Lemon jacket… and my understanding is that you can wear the hood on top of your helmet if you like, too…

  • Felicia Estrada

    That’s how I wear mine: over a Giro Surface helmet. I like that Lululemon added neat notches in the hood to preserve peripheral vision.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

    I haven’t tried wearing it over my helmet. I like that the hood is snug against my ears and kept them warm even though I forgot my ear muffs.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

    My mom and aunt kept asking me if you had ridden home in that weather! I said yeah. I need to show them this post! :)

  • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

    Oh, that’s funny. Just saw this. :)