Heavy rain on your day(s) off. What do you do?

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  • Going to tidy the garage and wash the bikes.

    Fettle and add mudguards.

    Kick the turbo trainer.

    Get ready for tomorrow’s freezing ride in the dry I hope!

    Premier Icon ton
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    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. 😀

    Get out on the bike. It’s only water. ?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Setting zwift up for a mate

    Putting new tyre on my boys islabike

    Zwifting for 90 min

    New bar tape on turbo bike

    Burgers and beer!

    steve_b77
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    Race Cyclocross……. thread done

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Make peace with the weather. MTFU. Just go out in it..

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Walk dog, farmers market with the Mrs then decide whether to have lunch in the Greyhound or the Bankes Arms in Corfe. Prob finish up snoozing in caravan for rest of afternoon.
    Luckily yesterday’s weather was ace so we got a great ride in.

    oldtalent
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    Eat. Watch Tv & get in some mastication.
    I wont be leaving the house today.

    mccett
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    Between shifts and child care I get one day off in 8 to do everything whether that’s gardening or fixing bikes, i ride whatever the weather now.

    bikeneil
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    Do something else. Bikes are good but so are many other things.

    yossarian
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    Taking the youngest to the BMX track for training this morning. His attitude to rain/cold is one of contempt.

    Then drying out/defrosting on the sofa for the rest of the day

    olly2097
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    Diy. So much to do.

    Play with the boy.

    Premier Icon lucky7500
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    Do anything that I enjoy really, but with a coat on.

    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!

    fifeandy
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    Back to bed 🙂

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    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.
    Though as always it could have been worse
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-12/australia-south-africa-second-test-day-one/8020502
    This was going on across the river, possibly a few others who wished it had rained…

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    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.

    jekkyl
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    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.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Go kayaking.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I work Saturdays which is good.
    There won’t be many customers which is bad.
    Luckily yesterday was crazy busy.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    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.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Run. Off road. Over the tops. For a coupe of hours or so. Drink coffee. Eat cake. Enjoy not cleaning a grit-encrusted bike. Feel smug.

    yunki
    Member

    get out on the bike, it’s the only time my bikes get a wash

    belugabob
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    Start a new bike build…

    windyg
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    Was supposed to be working, had a lie in, swapped wheels over on one of the MTB’s, cleaned out the workshop, lit the incinerator.
    Going to fix the fork mount in the van and will get ready for tomorrows ride.

    Battlefield 1 on PS4 for the rest of the day.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Zwift.

    Starting a ride in the rain is horrible and nowadays I wear glasses so riding in the rain’s not really viable anyway.

    Let it go, there will be other days.

    Something indoors!

    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.

    PJay
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    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..

    dannyh
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    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(!)

    Premier Icon senor j
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    We are staying in all day today. Sod it.
    Busy week,housework done ,so now sofa surfing ,playing with toys and bubbleguppys on Netflix .
    If I wasn’t daddy day care ,I would of course ,be bad ass!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I’ve just ended up taking my daughter iceskating.

    I love doing stuff with my daughter. But I **** hate iceskating.

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    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.

    I love doing stuff with my daughter. But I **** hate iceskating.

    That only means one thing.
    You can’t skate. 😉

    fergal
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    Unless the rain is biblical, take a teaspoon of cement and harden the **** up.

    fergal
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    PS. Housework! grow a pair.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I spent half an hour in the rain this morning entertaining the neighbours trying to catch a friend’s escaped rabbit. More intense exercise than I’d have got riding.

    blooddonor
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    Waterproofs on, go digging,simples!

    maxtorque
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    Stay in bed and day dream about Rachel Riley….. 😆

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Heavy rain on your day off?

    Write a new verse for Alannis’ Ironic…

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    I often got flamed for not wanting to ride in the rain , my answer to that was when you’ve spent nigh on 27years as a postie regularly out for hours in pouring rain lugging a bike around the novelty kind of wears off !

    dannyh
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    “Day dream”.

    Is that the kind of day dream that makes one go blind?

    She is bloody lovely, mind.

    Go out on the road bike, flat out for an hour, dump bike in garage, strip off & have a hot bath.

    Then drink beer & eat curry.

    I often got flamed for not wanting to ride in the rain , my answer to that was when you’ve spent nigh on 27years as a postie regularly out for hours in pouring rain lugging a bike around the novelty kind of wears off !

    I get this.

    grannyjone
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    I try to avoid riding bikes when its raining. (I do Mountain Biking not Road Biking)

    I often got flamed for not wanting to ride in the rain , my answer to that was when you’ve spent nigh on 27years as a postie regularly out for hours in pouring rain lugging a bike around the novelty kind of wears off !

    One of my friends is a gardener and fair weather rider, whilst I work indoors and having two very small children rarely do things outdoors in foul weather because you spend more time putting hats and gloves and scarves and coats and wellies and puddlesuits on them than you usually manage to stay outdoors for – so being out in the wet is rather refreshing for me, quite the opposite of her daily grind!

    Some of my favourite and most memorable rides have been extremely wet. Head to toe filth – but at least the tyres don’t clog!

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