My imagination or are my $80 water resistant bicycle pants letting water pass through?
I stop off at REI and a find a clerk. I'm glad it's a woman; the men tend to be condescending, as in, "hey gramps, great to see you out on a bike; that's awesome man."
She confirms that yes, these pants have a collective coating that does wear off. I guess I can make it through the rainy season. Nothing lasts for ever. And I didn't pay $80; I got them on sale or something.