- Can you motivate yourself to go out in the rain?
I know what you mean. If I only make it to the bottom of the road before it starts, even if it doesn’t stop for the rest of the ride, I’m ok with it. But theres something uniquely dispiriting about setting off in the rain. Puts you in the wrong frame of mind from the offPosted 3 years agoYetimanMember
It depends how desperate I am to ride. If I’ve already managed a couple of decent rides in the dry then I’m happy to give it a miss if it’s raining, but if I haven’t been out in a while I just MTFU and go for it. The first thing I do is hit a couple of really muddy puddles, just to get myself nice and dirty, then after that I couldn’t care less. I usually end up getting home with a massive grin on my face.Posted 3 years agobob_summersMember
If you’re on a road bike OP, mudguards make a huge difference. Even if it’s raining when you leave, your feet and arse aren’t soaked by the end of the street.
If not, Sean Kelly has it:
Interviewer: How do you know if the weather’s too bad to train?
SK: I train, and when I come back I know if it was too bad.
(paraphrasing slightly)Posted 3 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
I struggle with motivation if it’s been raining for a few days+ as I know it’ll mean carrying/pushing the bike through deep mud. If it’s been dry for ages and it’s raining I don’t mind so much as I know it’ll just be a bit wet and I’ll still be able to ride the route (this is of course assuming I’m in possession of my mtbing mojo).Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Hate setting off in the rain, tend to sack it off. But desperation plays a part – commuted in this morning as I’ve been away with work for a couple of days and really needed a ride.
And I prefer proper rain to the misty drizzly nonsense we’ve had most of today.Posted 3 years agoyunkiMember
wimped out this morning..
It was pouring down, I’d already been woken up far too early, we were a bit behind schedule and the idea of a strenuous 3 mile hill with two kids in the trailer, followed by a a cold wet coast back down after dropping them off did not appeal..
we got a taxi – I will not be drinking any beer this weekend 😐Posted 3 years agooldblokeMember
Sometimes go out, but it is handy doing other sports. I don’t mind riding in rain, but cleaning the bike after a short ride seems a bit pointless. So I’ll go for a run or a paddle – as long as it is exercise outside I’m less troubled by the form it takes.
But there is something weirdly good about coming back muddy and knackered after several hours in the rain pushing hard enough never to feel cold. And then getting in the shower.Posted 3 years ago
Just spent half an hour getting ready and there was always the threat of rain, but thought I might get lucky. The very second I set foot outside to fetch the bike from the shed and down it comes.
I know skin’s waterproof blah, blah and I can cope if it starts mid-ride, but let’s face it, it’s less than a pleasant experience. Don’t think I can be bothered to get wet from the outset.
Now sat here annoyed and needing a dose of MTFUPosted 3 years ago
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