Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rainy Day

I've always wanted a rain cover for my helmet. While preparing to leave work today, I realized I could make my own. I grabbed a plastic shopping bag, scissors, and packing tape. The result is what you see. It worked great and I had a good chance to test it.

The rain was a very light mist at the beginning of the ride and turned into a mild, soaking rain by the end. My head was dry. That was the only part though, as my wind pants have very little water resistance in them.

I received a call from Target Corporation. They want to pay for advertising.
I stopped at the Hub Coop on the way home also. They moved into the building next door and have much more room. Some of the funky factor is gone, but they made up for it with indoor parking for my bike.

I bought some new handlebars for my commuter (the one with the politcal sign fenders). The bars are dirt-drop style, but they were only $19.95.

Mr. Cheapo approves.

I'll try to install them in the next few days. I intended to put dirt drops on my 29er, but as you may know, that bike is gone. I bought some red cloth tape to go on the new bars. I'd like to shellac the tape also. I've never done that and it sounds like a fun project.

10 comments:

this verdant country said...

Be careful. Once you shellac, you never go back.

Pete said...

You'll have to let me know what you think of the dirt drops. They look interesting.

Matt_J said...

Great raingear. I have been thinking that a shower cap should also work.

Jeff said...

That is pretty stylish. You may even want to try the "Johnny Spaceman" (Dan Akroyd - SNL) configuration for more rain protection.

Lunatic Biker said...

You really are a big spender

rigtenzin said...

A person who doesn't wear a helmet could pull a bag over his head and have the same rain protection.

Jeff said...

That's what Johnny Spaceman was...it was a Halloween costume that included a plastic bag for your head and a rubber band to hold it on around your neck.

T3 said...

i liked johnny human torch better... a bag of oily rags and a lighter. sorry, off topic.

i like the lid. i gotta try that.

Tim said...

so, are target bags "breathable fabric" ?

That SNL spot was priceless. He was also defending an M1 rifle as a safe toy because it only came with one bullet

Pete said...

My favorite from the SNL sketch was Johnny Invisible Pedestrian. It was nothing more than a black cloak. He defended it saying that kids are smart and cars are large objects. Smart kids can avoid large objects.

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