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What have you found on your frame after a rainy day ride?(12 posts)

What have you found on your frame after a rainy day ride?Mike P
Apr 9, 2003 4:06 AM
What all have you found stuck to your frame after a rainy day ride?

I have, on a number of occasions, yesterday included, found an earthworm on my bike somewhere after riding in the rain. I am not scared of these small, legless, toothless creatures; they are just kind of nasty looking. Sometimes, if the sun comes out after the rain, they are stuck to the bike.

Could a worm on the frame be some kind of sign? "Yeah, my pappy used to say it's going to be seven months of good, hard and fast riding if you find an earthworm on your bike." The Farmers Almanac offers no explination, nor does my grandfather.

And how the heck do they get up there anyway?

Riding in the rain,
Squirrel entrails, feotal sparrow chicks, rabbit fur. (nm)Ping_Pong
Apr 9, 2003 4:39 AM
Apr 9, 2003 4:43 AM
I always find worms on my bike after rain rides. One day last week they were all over the side of the road. I knew they were gonna be all over my bike. It was disgusting.

They stick to the tire just enough to get thrown like road spray. I always find them on my downtube, back of fork chainstay bridge, and brake bridge.

The question is, do you take them off at the end of the ride when they are still wet and slimey or let them dry out and chip them off. I suspect that letting them dry on the paint is going to damage the finish over time.

Totally gross!!!
Worms and more worms...Ray Sachs
Apr 9, 2003 7:58 AM
I agree - this is the worst part of a rain ride. What bugs me even more is that there are even more of them the morning after a good rain. I'll go out with still wet roads but sunny skies and the worms are friggin' EVERYWHERE. I come back from a ride on a nice day and my frame is probably a good pound heavier, just from all the worms.

Highly gross indeed,

Water :-) (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Apr 9, 2003 5:04 AM
Apr 9, 2003 5:31 AM
unidentifiable nasty goo.

hehe. after a rainy day ride most of the time i don't even want to think about what the nasty looking globs on my down tube are!

rt morePaulCL
Apr 9, 2003 5:36 AM
worms...lots more worms. Leaves....boring. How about horsesh*t and cowsh*t?? Ridden through it and found it dried to my frame after a century. Regrettfully, it was on the back of my jersey too.
two words: Fend Ers nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 9, 2003 5:38 AM
That'd be "Fen Ders" Sheesh! Learn to spell! :) nmnoveread
Apr 9, 2003 6:06 AM
my girlfriend...Frith
Apr 9, 2003 6:05 AM
But then again the bike was a tandem and I'd been aware of her presence before we left. Still it was a shocking discovery.
Imagine finding her mother back there! nmdzrider
Apr 9, 2003 6:11 AM
Piles of mud on the chainguard are a sign ...Humma Hah
Apr 9, 2003 6:17 AM
... that maybe its time to dig out the tub of grease and give the poor old thing some service.