Ah, fenders! Otherwise known as rain protectors, rain guards, mud guards, or any other term that attempts to describe their usage. Just like people, they come in all shapes and sizes. They pair with a compatible bike looking for love. Do yourself a huge favor, as a commuter and as someone who wants to arrive to their destination looking and feeling clean. Purchase some fenders. For under $30 you can keep yourself totally clean and dry in the all-day drizzle we live in almost year round. Even when it begins to pour, as long as you have a proper rain jacket with those fenders, you are living large.
Ask anyone who has been caught in a spontaneous spring rain about the terrible feeling of having no hope. No way out. Even after the downpour has stopped, they know they’re going to be covered in a terrible, oily brown, leftover rain water 5 minutes into their ride. So, what are you waiting for? Once you have a solid set of fenders, you will forget about taking that humid TriMet bus and enjoy smelling the fresh spring air while cruising to campus.