After the snow melt, it’s back to riding rain bikes in Seattle. We’re in the rainy season from now until May and these photos show why we ride with fenders and flaps.
Those protect you, but they’re more for the people you ride with in a group. That mud, dirt, and grime all over the bike would spray up into their faces without the flaps.
Why do we do it? Because riding in the rain cleanses the soul.
It also destroys your drivetrain.
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