I’ve had a revelation. And it involves my arse.
As a result of being a bit more committed to riding when the weather is filthy (partly in order to find opportunities to test high performance outer wear), I’ve tended to return from rides with mud and ‘road juice’ sprayed up my back and my backside.
I think US readers may refer to this as the ‘buttside’, but I am not sure.
The gunk hasn’t only covered my person. It’s covered my bike.
Whilst I’ve been good (“good girl Daddy” as our youngest proclaims) at rinsing down the bike after each ride, it isn’t ideal having megatons of megacrud splatter-gunned all over the rear, whether it’s mine, or that of the bike.
Oooh, What Could The Solution Be, Mont…?
Thank you for asking.
Now, much as I’d love to draw out the suspenders further, the somewhat banal ‘revelation’ is that I’ve bought a new easy-to-install – and effective – rear mudguard. Profound.