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first week of no riding in 2 years ...(8 posts)

first week of no riding in 2 years ...bianchi boy
Aug 31, 2002 1:57 PM
Between the rain and traveling out of town, this the first week I haven't ridden my bike in more than 2 years. I'm really bummed. I even got shut out when I tried a spin class at the YMCA -- the class was all filled up. After 5 months of drought with scarcely a drop of rain, it has rained practically nonstop in NC for the past 7 days. The only times it wasn't raining, I couldn't ride because of work. Oh well, maybe I needed a recovery week ...
My heart goes out to you.MB1
Aug 31, 2002 2:03 PM
Miss M would drive me crazy if she didn't ride for a day let alone a week. I could skip a day but a week-OUCH!
tomorrow ...bianchi boy
Aug 31, 2002 4:04 PM
I'm gonna ride tomorrow whether it's raining or not (and the forecast calls for at least 2 more days or rain). I generally don't ride in the rain because of safety concerns and because I have to wear glasses, which I can't see through after a few miles. I also hate to have to clean my entire bike after riding, unless it needs it anyway.
Same here,only due to respitory infection...STEELYeyed
Aug 31, 2002 5:41 PM
I didn't even feel like getting out bed last week,let alone ride. I still don't feel great,but I am riding a local century tomorrow anyway.
would you ride a century in the rain?bianchi boy
Aug 31, 2002 7:12 PM
The Tour de Moore is on Monday near Pinehurst, NC, and some of my friends and I were thinking of riding in it. But it's supposed to still be raining then, and I don't like riding 20 miles in the rain, let alone 100.
We have done many. Fenders and a visor are a must.MB1
Sep 1, 2002 4:07 AM
If the folks you are riding with don't have fenders you are going to be covered from head to toe with dirty road spray-much worse than rain.

With fenders, visor and a helmet cover riding in the rain is quite tolerable. Oh yea, you need a good cycling rain jacket too-I like the Burley.
you are so rightbianchi boy
Sep 1, 2002 6:53 PM
There's nothing worse that getting sprayed by rooster tails in a paceline. I guess you almost need another bike set up with fenders, etc, unless you live in an area where it rains all the time. I've got a nice rain jacket, but I get so sweaty wearing it that I might as well get wet from the rain.

BTW, the rain stopped this morning and I squeezed in a 36-miler at midday. So I didn't get skunked for the week after all.
Due to my 27th birthday last week and my one year anniversary today, my miles have been lower than normal. I kinda feel like i'm lazy. My camping trip will kill my miles total next week, well, I guess there is always the nest 40-50 years.James
Aug 31, 2002 9:52 PM