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What do you do?(9 posts)

What do you do?BC
Mar 20, 2002 2:26 PM
when it is raining and you have a 2 hour ride planned during the week? I usually blow off 1 to 2 rides per week, how bad does this hurt my fitness for racing?
re: What do you do?Elefantino
Mar 20, 2002 3:10 PM
Sometimes I ride. Sometimes I detour into the den, mount the trainer and spin circles while watching Imus on MSNBC.

FWIW,
Mike
if it's warmer than 60, ride in it! (nm)merckx56
Mar 20, 2002 4:22 PM
Yes, ride in the rainMike P
Mar 20, 2002 4:47 PM
I don't like to blow off a ride and I usually feel refreshed after riding in the rain. It washes stuff away, you know, from your head. It is cleansing to the soul, perhaps.

Make yourself very visible and watch for debris. You may not ride as hard but sometimes that is a good thing.

Mike
ridegtx
Mar 20, 2002 5:14 PM
just need proper clothes, a rain bike with fenders and it's fun
and don't worry about skin cancer.colker
Mar 21, 2002 6:26 AM
would rather ride in rain than harsh sunlight.
re: What do you do?DINOSAUR
Mar 20, 2002 6:41 PM
I don't have a rain bike, per se. When it rains where I live it is usually cold, the roads are wet and sloppy and littered with a lot of debris, usually tree limbs. The people drive like **** heads and usually drive faster if the roads are wet. I don't mind getting wet, it can be somewhat enjoyable. If it's raining , I don't ride, if it looks like rain I'll take off and if I get wet halfway through the ride it's no big thing. Winter riding is hit and miss. I wish I could ride a solid 6 days a week, but that's life...I also don't like spending a good part of an hour cleaning up my bike after a ride in the rain (that's probably the main reason)...anyway it's the first day of spring...maybe the rain will go away (fat chance)..
re: What do you do?look271
Mar 20, 2002 6:54 PM
I don't mind getting caught in the rain, but I usually won't go out into it, unless it is:
a) warm
b) very light rain
c) I'm really desperate and can't stand another trainer session!
spin cyclebianchi boy
Mar 20, 2002 8:53 PM
Generally I go to spin cycle classes when the weather is rainy or otherwise nasty. However, I sometimes take a chance on the weather and get caught in the rain. Sunday, I rode with a friend of mine even though the rain had already started because it was fairly warm and I had all day to clean up the bike afterwards. My main problems with riding in the rain are: I can't see very well because my glasses get all spotted up; I'm afraid drivers might not see me as well and increase the odds of getting hit; and it's a hassle drying and cleaning the bike afterwards. I really don't mind getting wet, though, and actually kind of like riding in the rain if not for the reasons mentioned above. Oh yeah, one other thing. It's very hard to draft someone riding in the rain because you get splattered by the rooster tail coming off their back wheel.