Wednesday, September 27, 2006

His Rainsuit or Her Rainsuit?

My husband and I recently had a very good laugh. We actually got our Tour Master rainsuits mixed up and we're wearing each others, lol. Don't ask me how my husband managed to squeeze into my size small, but he did! And I'm very greatful he didn't rip the seams out!!

Last spring we got a really good deal on our rainsuits. We ended up picking the same color, as this color stands out to be noticed and we "like" that. These suits are great quality, too. The only difference is mine is size small and his an extra-large. In the above photo, we actually have on the right suits.

This summer we went on a family vacation and on the first day we hit two hours of non-stop, gully-washing, constant downpouring rain. Side note - we did have a blast riding in the rain - end side. Upon arriving at our hotel, we hung up our gear to dry. The next morning I'm not sure which of us grabbed their gear first (note: not wanting to put blame here, but my husband is always up and packed to go first!!), but whoever did, see previous note (lol), didn't grab their own suit. Before I packed mine away, I'm looking for my tank bag strap that I had put into my pocket when I took the tank bag off and put it in the car with our sons. I'm searching my (actually his) rain jacket and can't find it. We never realized then that we had accidently swapped our rainsuits. We search all over and can't find the strap. I'm pretty upset that I accidently lost it. So we, unknowingly, pack our wrong rainsuits into our motorcycle saddlebags and hit the road.

A couple of months go by and we take a trip up to Cripple Creek for the annual Vets Rally. As goes the course, we get caught in a non-stop, gully-washing, constant downpouring rain, lol. I'm putting my suit on, thinking it's roomier then I remember, and he's putting his suit on, thinking his is tighter then he remembers but thinking it's because he's all wet and trying to put the suit on in the rain. As you know, when it's raining and you're trying to get these suits on, it's not easy even when they are the right size, lol. It's raining very hard and we just want to get our rainsuits on and get back home. We still don't realize the mistake we made months ago.

Now a few weeks go by and my youngest son comes running into the house with my tank bag strap. I'm elated to have my strap back. I do the happy dance. I ask where on earth did he find it? My husband still hasn't realized our mistake. After the dance, I start to think about this. I thought the strap was in my jacket. My jacket (really his, are you confused yet?) is in the house. I go to look at it and see it's size X-large. Now I'm pretty sure I didn't get that size. I go outside and have my husband pull out his rainsuit and it's then we finally discover that a switch had been made. He had a size small rainsuit in his motorcycle bag.


That's when we have a really good laugh. Now he understands why his (really mine) rainsuit was so hard to get on when we were in Cripple Creek. This is one story we will happily remember for years to come.

Wishing you great stories in your journey's,

Betty :)

12 comments:

Dawn said...

omg that's too funny :) Girl I don't know how you ride in the rain, if it's cloudy and there's the possibilty of rain, I'm too scared to go.

Biker Betty said...

Hi Dawn,

I still chuckle everytime I think about the "Great Rainsuit Switch." lol. I don't mind the rain. I take it slower and be more careful on the turns. The only down side is my motorcycle sure gets muddy, but I just wash it.

Anonymous said...

lol!

i can't believe he fit into a small, considering his is extra large. all that rain must have made it easier to fit into. lol. thankfully, me and joey have different rain suits. :)

Michael said...

I actually kind of like riding in the rain, as long as it's not raining TOO hard... then again, I live in Seattle so if I wasn't willing to ride in the rain I'd only be able to ride a few months out of the year!

I have a rain jacket, but I never have found a pair of rain pants I like... I wear textile overpants anyway and they do ok in light rain at least.

Lucky said...

Since I live in Phoenix, it stands to reason that I like riding in the rain.

Perhaps if I lived somewhere wetter the novelty would wear off....

I can't believe your husband managed to get your rain suit. He must be disturbingly flexible. :D

Biker Betty said...

Hi Rider, Michael & Lucky,

I think many of us wouldn't get a chance to ride much if we let a little rain scare us. My husband said, in reference to his fitting into my size small suit, that a man can do anything when in a downpour and just wanting to get the darn rainsuit on and get home, lol.

Giest said...

sorry, betty. that "rider" guy was me. blogger decided to log me into an account that has long since been abandoned. stupid blogger...

Biker Betty said...

Hi Giest, thanks for the clarification. Blogger does things that only Blogger understands, lol.

I'm glad your summer trip with your wife on your bike went so well. Sounded like lots of fun. Hopefully you have a mild fall so you get more saddle time in.

Karmyn R said...

That is too funny!!!! I wonder if your husband thought he had suddenly gained a bunch of weight! hee hee

Biker Betty said...

Hi Karmyn, that is a funny thought. If it had been me, I think I'd be thinking it's time to lose weight, lol.

Anonymous said...

lol... that is truly funny...
riding in the rain is just awesome.. i just came back from a city called blore in pelting rain..dint have a raincoat on..just a windcheater, and i was zipping at 110 km/hr on a bullet..
the feeling is just beautiful !!!

cheers
d

Biker Betty said...

Hi Mustang, We got a good laugh about the rain gear switch ourselves. Because it wasn't cold, riding in the rain was fun. It was raining hard enough to keep our visors clear to see.