Weather wise we will be treated to very warm if not muggy overnight/early morning temperatures but it is predicted to rain. This rain has been forecast as anything from a sustained light shower, periodic bursts of heavy rain and even precipitation of near biblical proportions.
I have therefore decided to take no chances as far as my feet are concerned and will use for the first time a pair of Endura road overshoes.
It was my intention to use these for the coming winter and the many night rides I will almost certainly take part in but this ride seems as good as any. They basically a waterproof neoprene boot with a cut out in the sole for ones SPD's. It's a simple but effective design. They have e following features:
* Waterproof welded seamless construction
* Scotchlite reflective logo
* Smooth neoprene upper
* Rear zip with snap-down puller and Velcro heel tab
One bonus feature is that the lining is a rather good colour that for some reason I really like?
The rest of me might not be dry by tomorrow morning but hopefully my feet will be. (If you are anything like me I hate it when my feet get wet).
So, quite possibly while you are sleeping tomorrow morning I should be attempting my ascent of the infamous Ditchling Beacon. Make sure you keep coming back to see how I (and my feet) get on. One thing is for certain, I suspect tis is going to be a ride to remember...
I have to report that after the ride my feet were wet but no where as much as if I had of worn nothing at all. This was 6 solid hours of rain so under normal conditions - perhaps a commute they'd be okay.
The biggest surprise was that at the end of the ride the stitching on the sole had started coming lose and there were a couple of holes starting to form. Not very impressed! I took them back to the shop for a full refund.
I have to say that I won't be buying another pair with this type of material and until I do my feet will just have to get soaked!