I got to test out the Outdoor Research gloves that I got on sale at Atmosphere, and I will say that they are not waterproof! The conditions today were like the conditions I encountered while biking up Bow Pass last July, snowy, wet, and miserable. I only had half-gloves, so my hands were cold. Today, I had full gloves, but they still started getting wet by the time I reached home after work.
I will take the advice that Bunny (Jim) gave me last Summer and buy some kayak gloves. I am not sure if I will need them riding the Oregon Coast, but I'm sure it'll be cool when the fog is out.
|Despite the fresh snow, I biked to the post box this afternoon|
The weather made me so tired and confused this morning, that I walked out the door without my helmet! I had my headband on which sort of feels like the helmet is on, so I didn't think anything of it. By the time that I realized that I WASN'T wearing the helmet, it was too far to turn around. (in my mind anyways, it really was only a block or two) Thankfully I got no bad looks from drivers being helmet-less. I swear that I wear it 99.9% of the time I want to tell them.
|My lucky helmet stayed dry all day!|