- cycling in bad weather
- Omar LittleMember
Out this morning for 50 miles on the road bike, bit chilly to start with but just above freezing so no problems with ice. After 20 minutes it started to sleet and snow and continued for the rest of the ride with it getting quite slushy towards the end.
So pretty foul conditions, the sort when if you look out the window at make you want to stay in bed rather than get the bike out…but once out the glow of satisfaction of riding when the weather is shitty is hard to beat. And the dirty little secret is that with right gear on the cold and wet isn’t so bad. But don’t tell anyone that who wimps out when the weather is poor – lessens the MTFU points 😀Posted 7 years agoiaincSubscriber
decided against driving an hr to trail centre due very icy roads first thing (local trails are a quagmire at mo). Thought I’d venture out for a bracing 25 miles on the road a wee while ago, however after my impersonation of dancing on ice on the pavements I decided the back road loop may not actually be the most sensible idea. 0.7 deg, horizontal snow, cuppa tea and stw 😀Posted 7 years agomeehajaMember
when I was commuting I used to often ride home in torrential, freezing cold rain. Once you’ve accepted that you’re going to get wet, and you get used to the spray in your eyes, its kind of fun.
I also enjoy riding in snow, though 2 doses of hypothermia and one case of frostbite in my thumb tip suggests I probably ned to dress better!Posted 7 years agocarlosMember
Been out round Llandegla today, bit of a cutting breeze on the first climb, but the rest was pretty well sheltered.Quite quiet too for a Sunday, only saw about 8 others out on the trails. It really peed it down as we were getting a brew so glad we were done and not one of those just setting out.
Loved the new bits too 🙂Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I detest actually starting out in rain but if I’m already out then it’s usually OK so long as you’re reasonably well equipped and can stay warm. Earlier in the year I commuted home through a proper biblical downpour, the sort that turns the roads into rivers in seconds and it was surprisingly good fun. Gets to the point where you can just laugh at the stupidity of it all!Posted 7 years agostucolMember
Road bike this morning to the south of Glasgow.
Got peeped at by a motorist for riding on the road instead of the A77 bike route. The divvy had obviously not noticed it had a coating of ice !
1st blizzard at Kilmaurs, Lovely.
8 miles of snow covered road after Stewarton followed by another wet blizzard. All dealt with on 23c tyres.
Max temp of 3c and did have cold toes and legs when i got home.
But i did get out !!Posted 7 years agostoneyMember
Just done roughly 10-12 miles in the north lakes…Very wintery, very wet and extreemly muddy……Post ride beer ( it`s the law ), 4 pints in, food via the take out on the way home, Hot Shower and all is good. 😆
s good to get out, even if its a short 1.
+ i can still type after 4 pints of Stella! 😉Posted 7 years agoMargin WalkerMember
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Sean Kelly on being asked on what impact the Irish winter rain had on his training answered that he always rode and only after a couple of hours would he decide what the weather was doing.
Kelly was frickin nails
kelly, lemond , fignon , rain, worlds – awesomePosted 7 years agoRoter SternMember
As already mentioned having the right gear clothing wise really does make the difference on the enjoyment factor in inclement weather. I was out for three hours in pouring cold rain this morning. I have a very nice water resistant softshell jacket as well as winter boots and water resistant wind proof tights and warm gloves. On top of this I have put the mudguards back on my cross bike. The only negative was the horrible headwind that made riding along a flat road seem like Alpe d’Heuz.Posted 7 years ago
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