The phrase popped into my head during this morning’s rain-soaked ride. (Yes, I realize that would be durant rather than après, and I am hardly a doomed French king. Take it up with my subconscious.)
I don’t mind, as long as I’m dressed for wet weather. Today was a first trial-by-water for my Club Ride pants: billed as breathable/wickable/water-resistant/fast-drying, they performed as advertised, drying almost completely during the hour they were in a gym locker. And except for the reflective trim on a zippered side pocket, they don’t scream cycling gear. Comfortable, too.
This was also my first damp ride in new Merrell sandals, and I’m likewise pleased – the sole is a good balance between rigid and flexible, it grips the pedals well, and the sandals feel great. They look no worse for their drenching. I expect these will get a lot of wear this summer.
(Note: I have no relationship with either Club Ride or Merrell – just a satisfied customer.)
I think I own those sandals (or maybe Keen lookalikes?) purchased at the end of last season. (Summer gear isn’t out yet.) I usually ride in admittedly clunky Keen cycling sandals, which I love for their truly stiff sole. How are your Merrells on long rides? I love their fit; if I didn’t pick them up, I think I’ll consider them again, even if only for shorter errand-like trips. They definitely have a sleeker appeal than the Keens!
I thought of your Keens when I bought these! They haven’t been on a long ride – hopefully this weekend – but they may work well for me. I’m more comfortable if the soles have a bit of give.
Well that was incoherent! (My comment, not yours.) I blame it on the cat who was “helping” me.
Eagerly awaiting your report. I like a stiff sole, but might like more of a compromise when traveling with only one pair of sandals.
Made perfect sense to me, even without a cat on hand to translate!