Heavy rain on your day(s) off. What do you do?
ton – Member
get wrapped up and go for a ride, because maybe one day, you wont be in good enough health to do so.
and you will sit a cry to yourself thinking about missed opportunities.
and then go to the pub.
That’s deep. And yes you opened my eyes Ton.
And the MTFU comments.
Will service and test the bikes. Now the rain stopped. No excuses.
I f love this forum!Posted 1 year agomikewsmithSubscriber
The forecast was 40mm with a severe weather warning, so I had a few beers last night, didn’t set an alarm and kicked back. No rain, and no bike put together… bit of a wasted day really.Posted 1 year ago
Though as always it could have been worse
This was going on across the river, possibly a few others who wished it had rained…MoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Run kids go and from music.
Some shopping in between.
Take Jnr to Decathlon as he’s grown out of his warm cycling kit. And he wants to ride at Hicks Lodge tomorrow.
Check bikes for tomorrow.
Cook roast dinner for when wife and daughter get back from a Guide thing this afternoon.
Avoid X Strictly Come Factor Dancing sorting out stuff for Scouts.
Sleep.Posted 1 year agojekkylMember
dinner out with the family at the pub!
TV. Computer games.
on the way back from Aldi I saw 2 roadies in full wet gear going on. Thought of:
Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather – be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot – are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.garage-dwellerSubscriber
Today I am sitting home with a cold and bad chest that is sadly eclipsed by the one my seven year old has. Sat on the sofa with him.
Normally with him…up to “quite rubbish” means do what we were going to do anyway but wearing waterproofs.
Normally really awful would be model trains, Lego or a trip to an aeroplane /flying museum (3 within an hour) or aquarium.Posted 1 year agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
My approach to this situation, on work days and days off, changed somewhat almost three years ago. I ignored the weather warnings and ended up with a 10-day holiday in Southampton General over Xmas, two separate operations and niggles to deal with most days since.Posted 1 year agoPJayMember
I do ride in the rain (and all sorts of weathers) but I do give it a miss if it’s really heavy. In the end I cycle predominately for pleasure so draw the line when the weather would make me miserable. I can usually find something else to do.
On a related issue, I much prefer setting of in the dry knowing that it’s going to rain later (and carrying on through the rain) than I do setting off in the rain in the first place..Posted 1 year agodannyhMember
Don waterproofs and get out and ride. This slippery and wet stuff has only just started, so the novelty hasn’t worn off yet.
I went out on my usual ride this morning in the pissing rain. Cut a couple of sloppy rutted turns really nicely and was chuffed for a bit. Then settled into “at least I’m not vegged in front of Saturday kitchen” and reveling in being one of the few people out and about. Then had a comedy crash dicking about doing skids on a grassy bit. Then had a hot shower, a pint of tea and a big bowl of soup. All before midday.
The grind loses its novelty for me in about late Feb. Up until Christmas it is usually still quite ‘new’. After Christmas it is about getting out there and undoing the excess. The no mans land of late Feb and March is when I get a bit bored of mud, but with any luck we’ll have a proper winter this year and I’ll get to ride in some snow or iron hard frosty trails with crunchy puddles.
Embrace it, we live in a great place for riding mountain bikes, even in the midlands(!)Posted 1 year agomcnultycopSubscriber
I bought a new (to me) singleseed rigid 29er but the pedals I ordered haven’t arrived so I’ve not tried it yet.
I then fixed last weeks puncture on the fatty (pulled thorn out at home at the end of the ride), I then swapped the Tektros for my old XT brakes and pulled about 0.5kg of gunk out of the jockey wheels. I then gave it a clean and lube and got back to talking about bikes on the internet.Posted 1 year ago
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