How the English cope with riding in the rain

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How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby Veronese68 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:15 pm

I'm looking for an old style cycling poncho for the Mrs to pootle to the station. I stumbled across this. Apparently we ride bikes a lot and it rains a lot and this is how we cope.

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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby SimonAH » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:19 pm

Oh no, really? I remember those things from childhood. Foul, useless, annoying, flappy, unstorable, ugly, ineffective - running out of adjectives.

Most importantly of course they give you no protection from side splashes (passing cars soak you) so you have to wear overtrousers anyway!! And your mudguards must graze the tarmac.
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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby Veronese68 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:27 pm

I'd agree, but it's about half a mile on quiet residential roads on a 1950's womens bike. Just something quick to throw on until she gets to the station and still wear normal stuff underneath.
Besides, according to that bloke that's how we all do it.

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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby bompington » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:31 pm

This is how the Scottish cope with riding in the rain
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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby SimonAH » Fri Sep 28, 2012 13:50 pm

Just tell her to pack her clothes in a roll-top bag and ride naked, simple!

By and large the English are waterproof.
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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby Daz555 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 14:31 pm

Sounds like you like the poncho. It will I''m sure be fine for such a short ride.
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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby MTB-Idle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 14:36 pm

get one for her from Decathlon.

available in lots of snazzy colours including camo and even made for hunchbacks too it would appear
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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby dondare » Fri Oct 05, 2012 19:43 pm

http://yehudamoon.com/20080202/

Yehuda Moon is a must for every cyclist.

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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby Veronese68 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:49 pm

dondare wrote:http://yehudamoon.com/20080202/

Yehuda Moon is a must for every cyclist.

:lol: Shame they are no longer produced.

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Re: How the English cope with riding in the rain

Postby itboffin » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:51 am

It's fine because all the rain that ever existed fell last night
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