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    Umbrellas on bicycles???

    OK I thought it was a little strange when I saw one person with an umbrella on their bicycle. Well I just saw a second person with an umbrella. It was not raining so, they were not being used, they were just being carried on the bicycle. What did these people think they were going to do with them if it started raining??? I would think that rain gear is a heck of a lot easier to manage.

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    Maybe they were trying to fly... ???
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    I don't know where you are at but in SoCal, the umbrella could be used for shade if you stop to rest or drink. Strap it to the bicycle and sit underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makeitso
    I don't know where you are at but in SoCal, the umbrella could be used for shade if you stop to rest or drink. Strap it to the bicycle and sit underneath.
    Pittsburgh where we get more clouds that sun. These bumbershoots appeared to be normal everyday fold up umbrellas. A bit short to mount on the bike and to be able to sit under.

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    Umbrellas are used to shield rain from your upper body while riding. This is a very common site among bicycle commuters in the Orient, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Umbrellas are used to shield rain from your upper body while riding. This is a very common site among bicycle commuters in the Orient, for example.
    And, it was used by at least one cyclist in Houston last week who got caught in a downpour. Works great while the wind is behind you. My shoes got a bit wet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Umbrellas are used to shield rain from your upper body while riding. This is a very common site among bicycle commuters in the Orient, for example.
    *****s in the Orient.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    *****s in the Orient.
    No problem there.....it just rains buckets in some parts and umbrellas are cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    No problem there.....it just rains buckets in some parts and umbrellas are cheap.
    Ever been caught out by a monsoon? Nothing works in them as the rain hitting the ground splashes up 4 ft.
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    then its funnnn^^^ who cares if you get wet thats half the fun, just try not you get your bike to wet

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    An umbrella might come in handy as a sail for going uphill.

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