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Riding in the rain

Old 05-29-14, 08:44 PM
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Riding in the rain

The weather here has been crappy the last few days and I haven't been able to ride. I decided today to ride anyway. It rained almost the entire 27 miles but I actually liked it. There was virtually no other traffic on the MUP so no interruptions or slowdowns. I am sure I won't be letting the rain keep me from the trail again !!
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Old 05-29-14, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
The weather here has been crappy the last few days and I haven't been able to ride. I decided today to ride anyway. It rained almost the entire 27 miles but I actually liked it. There was virtually no other traffic on the MUP so no interruptions or slowdowns. I am sure I won't be letting the rain keep me from the trail again !!
Excellent , yes riding in the rain can be very nice. If you don't already have fenders, you may wish to consider them, they make life cleaner for you, and your bike.
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Old 05-30-14, 03:28 AM
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I would think riding in the rain is the opposite of riding for fun.

I used to don rain gear but no more, I'm not that hard core.
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Old 05-30-14, 03:52 AM
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I find that with the proper gear it can be an enjoyable experience and is far better than sitting inside because of the rain. I recommend waterproof/wind proof gloves or glove shells that go over your regular fingerless riding glove, water resistant shoe cover/or insulated shoe cover for cold climates, a helmet rain cover, clear glasses, and a good rain jacket.
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Old 05-30-14, 05:31 AM
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There is not bad weather, there is only bad equipment !

As for me, it's not about being hardcore or a tough guy or what, I just like to ride as much as I can and don't want to be stopped by the rain. So when it rains, I go mountainbiking, or if I want to do some miles on pavement, I just take my bike equipped with fenders and I just have no problem. Gore-tex winter warm and wetproof shoes, a long water repellent bib tight, a gore-tex jacket, neopren gloves, and let's go. That is for cold rain. When it rains but the weather still be warm, no specific equipment. All my bicycles have disc brakes, so I am not upset by the rain.
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Old 05-30-14, 08:32 AM
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I think I found a purpose for my recently retired regular rider... I will make it my rainy weather bike by throwing a set of fenders on it. I am too large to buy specialty clothing, plus I really hope that my size will decrease as I maintain a more active lifestyle, but in the future, I may do some further investments. I don't have disc brakes, so maybe I'll need to invest in some Kool Stop dual compound pads for my V-brakes.
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Old 05-30-14, 09:29 AM
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good for you OP! rain makes it interesting. I also like running in the rain. haven't done either in a while. I'm missing out for sure.
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Old 05-30-14, 12:26 PM
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I would not be riding anywhere, 80% of the year if It had To be Dry Out, first..

Good Mudguards FTW
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