Wet weather tips.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:22 pm

Cycling on the road in the rain. Can't think of anything duller.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby njee20 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:32 pm

Meh, it's a sort of masochistic pleasure. No need to clean the bike afterwards either.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:54 pm

bennett_346 wrote:Cycling on the road. Can't think of anything duller.

FTFY
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:57 pm

I dunno, on a hot sunny day sometimes its nice just to take in the scenery.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby querhoch » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:07 pm

bennett_346 wrote:Cycling on the road in any weather. Can't think of anything duller.


fixed that for you.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby miss notax » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:11 pm

jehosophat wrote:but there are some very quiet singletrack routes that are perfectly passeable, indeed on Sunday one nice section was quite dry/fast with just a few leaves on it.


Where are these mythical dry Hampshire trails.... I want to ride somewhere non-muddy!! :lol:
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:12 pm

querhoch wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:Cycling on the road in any weather. Can't think of anything duller.


fixed that for you.

You're a bit late...

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:26 pm

bennett_346 wrote:I dunno, on a hot sunny day sometimes its nice just to take in the scenery.

Hot. Sunny. Scenery. Gateshead. Pick the odd one out.
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby querhoch » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:31 pm

i bears repitition

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:54 pm

cooldad wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:I dunno, on a hot sunny day sometimes its nice just to take in the scenery.

Hot. Sunny. Scenery. Gateshead. Pick the odd one out.

None? Your experience of Gateshead has been somewhat different to mine.

Not that i have anything to prove as i couldn't care less, but:

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:10 pm

I'd just go and ride at Lee Quarry; the weather is always awful.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:20 pm

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cooldad wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:I dunno, on a hot sunny day sometimes its nice just to take in the scenery.

Hot. Sunny. Scenery. Gateshead. Pick the odd one out.

None? Your experience of Gateshead has been somewhat different to mine.

OK, just messing with your head. My memories of the NE are somewhat different, mainly made up of docks.
That does look quite acceptable.
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby njee20 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:25 pm

Slightly rich coming from someone who lives in Bracknell!

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:37 pm

A lot of the NE is ugly, though. Borough. Sunderland. Jarrow.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby jonnyashworth » Fri Dec 21, 2012 21:02 pm

was this topic titled "a chance to bash where others live"????? my fault I really should have thought that was a better title and thread topic.............. well anyway if we are going that way DUDLEY TOTALLY SUCKS (probably a bad place to mountain bike too).

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 23:15 pm

njee20 wrote:Slightly rich coming from someone who lives in Bracknell!

Yup, Bracknell is a sh1thole, only upside is a few minute ride to Swinley. But as I'm originally from Sunderland, anything is an improvement.
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby stubs » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:39 am

Back to wet weather tips.

Wear Marigold gloves under your normal gloves, keeps you warm and dry though you lose a bit of sensitivity on the controls.
Personally I loathe Sealskin type socks I find they fill up with water and you end up just as cold. I wear top notch Merino socks your feet get wet but they do stay warm.
Put a drop of Fairy Liquid on your specs rub it in then polish it off stops your lenses steaming up.
Use lock on grips nothing worse than a revolving grip.
Buy waterproof shorts not having a wet bum makes the experience much better.
Waterprof your jacket properly it makes a hell of a difference.
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby querhoch » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:19 am

wearing marigolds is a bad idea as they dont breathe and your hands just sit in a puddle of thier own sweat. its horrible.

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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby stubs » Sat Dec 22, 2012 15:36 pm

querhoch wrote:wearing marigolds is a bad idea as they dont breathe and your hands just sit in a puddle of thier own sweat. its horrible.


It wont work if you have sweaty hands but it works for me. It does make your hands pong of rubber for a while takes a few washes to stop attracting Gimps.
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Re: Wet weather tips.

Postby njee20 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 18:48 pm

I agree with the above, just get proper gloves...


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