What if... it might...you never know...
Somehow it always seems better to always be prepared, like a Londoner with an umbrella. Forethought. Habit. Forgone conclusion.
But this is California! It barely rains! I've been rained upon exactly once, and it was barely a sprinkle, like a dutch sunny day.
So first step- I took the front mud guard fender off my touring bike because it kept getting in the way of locking up to the stupidly designed public parking "poles." I like to thread my U-lock through the wheel and frame and those little eyelet thingys are not very easy to use. It's a real challenge if there's already one bicycle locked up.
A fun puzzle every time I try to park.
My koga-miyata flew with me to Iowa over the holidays and has since been shipped here. When it was reassembled, I discovered that the front fender was cracked. It was removed and I thought about ordering a new set... but then it never seemed critical. It barely rains!
So what do I do with my fenders now? The ones I removed were put away, behind the couch, which turned out to be a stupidly insecure location.
I had to take away the cracked Koga fender because the mud flap plastic is flimsy and could be torn and swallowed. Not good for puppies.
However, the MudX guard is a good kind of plastic for puppy chewing, it doesn't break into shards and it's very tough.
And I if I ever need it again, it should still work, with a nicely textured edging.