Well I've decided I have to try a(t least one) 50 next year, so I need to keep riding through winter... though in northern Idaho and with my work schedule, I'll be lucky if that's once or twice a week til around the spring equinox. Unless I want to ride in pitch black night.
Having cold, wet feet makes me miserable... how do you keep your feet warm and dry when riding in COLD rain? I have a rubber-coated riding slicker, but it only covers halfway down my calves. Are there any tall, comfortable, waterproof riding boots available in WIDE size? I take a EE width and that's hard to find in any kind of footgear. Or maybe I should just add some length to my slicker and wear calf-high galoshes over my shoes? Waterproof gaiters and galoshes?