It was -4C riding in this morning, so it was finally time to add the earflaps to the helmet.
I’ve also been wearing a pair of Swrve pants that I picked up this summer. They are thicker than the Outlier Slim Dungarees that have been my go to pants for commuting. They are a bit more water and windproof as well. The warmth is comparable to my M Back climbers that I also got last year. They don’t pass as regular office wear as well as the Outliers, since there are some bikey details such as: darts at the knees.
and a reflective belt loop (covered by the jacket anyway).
The other knock on these is that they only come in even waist sizes. For me (31 in the Outliers) the 30″ are a pretty good fit. I’ve been happy with them, and they are sewn in SF. I’ll do a proper review of these, the M backs, and a pair of Makers and Riders pants when it gets a little colder.
The solution: towing a bike home. This picture shows that it is no problem towing a 700C wheeled bike with a Haul a Day equipped with the “Cargo/foot rails Wide-w/wheel/bike holder-set”.
A little careful positioning resolves the potential conflict between the Whoopie Deux kid safety rail, and the porteur rack on my Rock Lobster.
You could even argue that the safety rail does a good job of providing somewhere to lash the front wheel. Note also that this is made possible by the fact that when I installed the Whoopie Deux, I chose not to put the cro mo brace all the way to the back of the u shaped safety rail, as is usually the case. This arrangement makes it easier for a single passenger to get on and off the bike if she is sitting towards the back of the bike.
Still no snow on the ground……
Update: it snowed overnight, but it’ll be gone as soon as the sun comes up.