Hey guys and gals,
As you all know, I am completly car free. I ride about 60 miles a week if not more. It's been very rainy here in south Texas recently, and its just started up again. Does anyone have any tips about safely riding in (some rain). (light rain?).
I have a orange rain poncho that folds up real small that protects my clothes, but what about safety on the bike. I average at around 8-12 miles per hour riding on the street. If I fall over in the rain I could not only get hit by a car, but hurt from the fall.
My bike has had new tubes and the actual rubber tires replaced. The inner tape around the inside of the rims have been replaced and double or even triple wrapped. The tires seem to be pretty safe and will last about as long as the old ones did (and the old ones we're horrible).
I would feel more comfortable riding on the sidewalk during rainy times, is that illegal? I dont recall it being illegal to ride on the sidewalk but Im not sure.
Anyone know that?
And any suggestions?