>The well dressed Vespisti

>It was a cold ride today – three layers plus jacket and scarf. Every year I tell myself I’ll get some winter gloves, but I never do. I prefer an open-face helmet because of the improved peripheral vision , but when it’s cold I jam on a full face so I don’t arrive at my destination feeling like my head has been cryogenically preserved. This is also good protection from rain – even when it’s fairly light it can feel like having gravel chucked in your face for an hour. Over my legs I have a lap blanket – very popular in Italian and French cities, and increasingly common here. Definately not cool but it does keep the chill and rain off. You still get a wet arse when it rains, though. I’ve never got on with windscreens. The big ones are like being attached to a windsurf board and impossible to see through on a rainy night.

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About teninchwheels

Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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