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View Poll Results: Do you ride in the rain?
Doesn't bother me at all, I've left the house in the rain. 24 34.78%
I'll ride if there it's real dark out, rain doesn't bother me much. 13 18.84%
I'll ride if it's a little overcast but don't like to get wet. 27 39.13%
I only ride if the sun is out and there's no chance of rain. 5 7.25%
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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Rain Riding.....

So I rode the forest this morning, hardly saw any other bikes out.
I know it's Mothers Day, but based on other overcast days when I've ridden, lot's of people don't ride if they might get wet.
Me, I don't care, I done everything from commuted in the rain to endurance raced in it, so it doesn't bother me.
What about everybody else?

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Old 05-14-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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I'm about to go ride with my poncho on
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:59 PM   #4
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riding in the rain

To me it's just not worth the clean up it requires after riding in the rain. Not to mention I can't get people to show up half the time even when it's dry.
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Dunno about the street, but I did have a TMGP race in the rain last year. :icon_bigg


... and seperated my shoulder :eh:


... but kept riding with severe pain and limited arm movement.
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #6
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i pretty much ride rain or shine, dosnt really bother me
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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I've ridden in the rain a few times, but not by choice. I'll usually go out of route to avoid the rain. Not because I mind getting wet, I just don't like the limited traction.
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:47 PM   #8
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I've ridden in the rain a few times, but not by choice. I'll usually go out of route to avoid the rain. Not because I mind getting wet, I just don't like the limited traction.
with a decent set of tires you shoudl have plenty of traction to ride in the rain, you just have to think about your braking and your margin for error while riding
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:55 PM   #9
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I've been caught in the rain, didnt like it, but didnt pull over and hide either.
certainly wont ride if it looks gloomy, I'll cage it.
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:59 PM   #10
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Old 05-14-2006, 05:01 PM   #11
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Rain er shine it's all good. Next time Patrick give me a call ....

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Old 05-14-2006, 05:17 PM   #12
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Old 05-14-2006, 05:26 PM   #13
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I've got caught riding, downpour really hard. Kinda fun actually, I just had to watch out for stupid cagers. it seems it's like an instant idiot, just add water.
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ive ridden in the rain about 10 times. everytime they was a 30-50% chance of rain but when i left the house, it was sunny. riding in heavy rain hurts especialy with mesh.
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Old 05-14-2006, 05:36 PM   #15
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I just dont like not being able too see where im going....Plus its just not enjoyable to me...I would rather hop in the truck and go fish tailing around lol...
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I rode all the way from TWS (Texas World Speedway) to Sugar Land in constant downpour. Kept my speed at an average 85mph. I didn't want to get rear ended going slow. To me, it was pretty fun and I didn't have any problems with traction. But if I know its raining, i won't leave the house. But being caught in the rain is no biggie.
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So I rode the forest this morning, hardly saw any other bikes out.
I know it's Mothers Day, but based on other overcast days when I've ridden, lot's of people don't ride if they might get wet.
Me, I don't care, I done everything from commuted in the rain to endurance raced in it, so it doesn't bother me.
What about everybody else?

Patrick
I did not know you were going today Patrick. I was looking for someone to ride with but I was unlucky. Everyone sold me out. LOL!!!!
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:18 PM   #18
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i learned to ride in the rain more out of neccessity (sp?) than anything else, but now im used to it. i still dont like to get wet, but its whatever...
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:58 PM   #19
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I ride in the rain everytime it rains....but when your bike is your main means of transportation you don't have much choice.

, when I took my MSF course it was a DOWNPOUR. that helped me get over my fear of wet weather traction somewhat. Now it doesn't phase me a bit.
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