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Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snowy_5 on Monday. 16 Replies

These look like a great idea - being able to seal on your calf and stop your shoes filling up looks actually possible with the Velotoze. $28 from Cell Bikes. Anybody tried them?Continue

Tags: feet, wet, velotoze, overshoes

Last minute shopping for girls "ride to school bike"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Dec 27, 2014. 15 Replies

I need to find a bike for my daughter who is 12yo and tall - 168cm.She wants a ladies type bike with mudguards and rack.We are in Lane Cove and have some hills up to 8%-10% so I think she needs a…Continue

Tags: triple, bike, school, girls, ladies

WITHIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Here you go.Not as cryptic as the last one by far!Please name the town where this park is located.…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to mikesbytes's discussion No one will carry a fridge on a train
"And nobody can ever carry a fridge in a car! Duh Dunc - pointless."
Monday
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Ass saver template."
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"That will do nicely! There are templates out there for DIY."
Monday
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Like the ass saver guard. ps, don`t like pink but they`ve got the short blue ones."
Sunday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Too sensible Bernie, and they won't fit! A little plastic seat mounted mud guard could be good though!"
Sunday
Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Not much clea"
May 24
Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"... or, you could fit some mud guards ..."
May 24
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
" This fabric looks interesting for wet weather/winter riding too."
May 23
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"I have a pair of Sugoi overshoes similar to these, and I wear MTB shoes with all of my riding.  Even though the bottom of the overshoes is pretty open, at this stage I haven't had a problem with water coming in from underneath or down the…"
May 23
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"I have some wool Bill, but soaked for 12 hours! You're a hard man! I was soaked for 50 min yesterday morning. That was enough to start me googling water proof overshoes when I got to the office!"
May 23
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"My Bont Vaypors are like a carbon bathtub with no vents underneath. Awesome for comfort and performance but when they full up with water, they don't empty out :-( They filled up on the way to Brookie yesterday morning and half filled on the way…"
May 23
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Durability does seem dubious, but for $28 probably will get a pair and see how they go."
May 23
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"It can't hurt Peter. Certainly more aero than shopping bags!"
May 23
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"John you could just become a Badass and welcome the enjoyment of getting completely soaked for 12+ hours, wool socks / base layer helps. You didn't report how many grams these shoe coverings were, would it impact your climbing ability? I draw…"
May 23
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"Their effectiveness may depend on how well they seal the bottom of your shoes, too. Since most shoes have "vent" holes in the bottom. They'd probably be a pain-in-the-arse to put on and, no doubt, would make your feet and lower legs…"
May 23
mikesbytes replied to John Knight's discussion Speaking of wet weather, has anybody here tried out the Velotoze rubber overshoes?
"I've used a product that looked similar I found that the elasticity gave that product a really good fit around the legs preventing water entry resulting in much more effective water protection than the neoprene ones that most use.  The…"
May 23

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Lane Cove
Tell us about your bikes
1999 Litespeed Natchez Ti road bike - Purchased Dec 2012 - Fits me perfectly and is in beautiful condition.

2000 (?) Fuji cro-mo road bike of unknown model - Purchased June 2012 - Now retired since the Litespeed arrived.

2010 Marin Muirwoods 29er - my first bike in 26 years. Now reserved as family ride/bush/camping holiday bike.
About Me:
Back into riding after 25 years off!
I feel like a 10 year old on my bike and am enjoying riding to work once or twice a week.
I've lost 14kg since getting back into cycling when I bought the Muirwoods in June 2011 to ride with my daughter. Cholesterol has dropped from 7.5 to 5.0 during that time as well.
I feel healthier now than in the last 15 years.
April 2013 - Now lost 18kg!

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At 9:25pm on April 14, 2012, Snowy_5 said…

Hi John,

Bike Muster, Click on ride booklet tab for info. Mark was with me there.Been camping there. Breakfast, lunch and camping included in price but extra for dinner.. I had a good time the 1st time this year. Online entries will be after mid-January`13. Hope it helps you.

Cheers,

David.

 

At 2:54pm on April 1, 2014, PeterT said…
At 7:13am on April 2, 2014, John Knight said…
Oh dear. According to that I'm not really cut out for knighthood.
I can't grow hair on top of my head and hate shaving!

I'll have to look around for a chainmail jersey and knicks with solid pewter chamois :-)

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WITHIMB?

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:08pm 3 Comments

Nobody's done it this Christmas - WITHIMB?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:51pm 13 Comments

Is in NSW.

Joys of the family bike ride

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:09pm 8 Comments

We're staying up in the Myall Lakes NP as we do every October and this morning we went on my traditional family bike ride.

The weather was a little cooler, a little cloudy, perfect. Rain predicted for the afternoon. OK.

It all started well. A few kms down the dirt road and over the Bomba Point ferry and down the Mungo Road for a walk through the Mungo Brush rain forest.







Lovely. We made it to the rain forest just in time for a light shower. No big deal.… Continue

Great Ocean Road Otways Classic

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I've been working up to this ride for ages - and looking forward to catching up with an old cycling buddy from my Uni days who I hadn't ridden with for around 30 years.

We got down to Torquay on Friday late afternoon. It was absolutely freezing, and raining and blowing pretty hard when we went out for dinner.

I was so glad I packed everything and bought arm warmers just the week before!

It was overcast, damp and a bit breezy a the beach for the start.…

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