, thanks for the fabulous, detailed comments. It's that kind of detail (along with others, received from other threads previously) that brought me to this point. I believe you're right that a good fit can be obtained via mail order, but because of the size of the investment in this gear I need to be here in person to see if this is the gear I want to go with, and if so, to choose between Roadcrafter and Darien.
Tonight, we're in a hotel 20 miles up the road from Duluth, in Two Harbors, MN. When we got into town a couple of hours ago, coming through downtown Duluth, we found the Aerostich building. It looks like a very old abandoned warehouse (as I was already warned about), but the looks of the building is the last thing I'll care about when I'm using their products.
I borrowed a pair of Roadcrafter pants w/bib converter from a friend on this site and was pleased that the leg zippers didn't leak in a one-hour ride in steady rain. I'm curious how you avoided the dreaded wet crotch syndrome with your Roadcrafter in your ride in the rain?
I'm having trouble visualizing how the two-piece Roadcrafter can work just like the one-piece, but that question will be answered tomorrow morning!
Did you try the Darien Light gear?
, we're going home a different route -- across the UP, down through MI, to Toledo and then Columbus and home. I know you're in Indiana but I don't know where. If you'd like to meet up somewhere in MI or OH on Tuesday to pick up your Aerostich gear I'd be happy to do that. If that doesn't make sense, route-wise, then we'll meet up some other time. If you want to make meeting arrangements, give me a call on my cell phone at your convenience. Don't tell anyone
but the # is 740.974.3524.
, Lake Superior is mostly clear, but there's a lot of ice still in the shallower portion of the lake between MN and WI. Very cool to see that much frozen water. We had dinner at Betty's Pies; nice dinner and nice people. Oh yeah -- nice pie! I can see that another trip to Duluth is needed; we'd like to see the area in summer or fall. We drove by the Mansion on the way to our hotel in Two Harbors.