Before I even got down the hallway down the one flight of stairs and out of the lobby; the back of my legs were sweating from the knee down. Basically, for whatever reason whenever my skin makes contact with the material inside those pants my legs sweat and the material inside the pants then clings to my legs. If I'm wearing full length pants underneath I wouldn't sweat in the same temperature; it's irritating to no end. Now some have suggested that some light undergarment like warm weather Under Amour would be more comfortable than jeans and take care of the stickiness when I'm out for ride and I agree and will try that for my rides, but the last thing I want to be wearing when I go to the park is a pair of basically spandex leggings.
After I arrive at the park comes the next awkward portion of the endeavor I then have to in public take off my shoes one at a time and transition to the flip flops and then proceed to take off my pants, of course I have shorts on underneath but I can't imagine what it must look like to an onlooker. It's just not ideal, lets say that. Once I got changed and was chilling in the middle of the lawn you see in the second picture from the top I was at peace again. I always knew that being solo-moto would complicate some things so I'm not disheartened but the trip to the park just venting a bit. Maybe someone who has been solo-moto for a while will be able to share some ideas and strategies for this sort of situation.
In other news, I survived my first two rainy days with little real exposure to the elements; just lucky timing really so I haven't gotten a change to really test my riding gear's waterproofing yet.
I also received my official California driver’s license (complete with M certification)! Slowly but surely converting to a Californian.
Thanks for checking out the blog today! Hopefully I'll have another ride report for you after the weekend!