- Looked out of the window and I don't feel like a ride – I need to grow a pair
Only one ride since Mayhem. And I was riding 2/3 times a week before whatever the weather. On that one ride, I managed a proper helmet cracking crash and not been out since. Not actually raining here, mud tyres still on, so might as well get on with it.
Riding always better than not riding. Well NEARLY always 😉Posted 7 years agocarlphillipsMember
swim/body weight work out will make you feel better. currently fettling my lights to lend to a mate who is in bonty 24/12, then im off doing something…i have a strange urge to cycle to crazywell pool (1.5hrs away on dartmoor)then go for a wild swim there, then cycle down to bonty race and enjoy a few beers for the evening and cheer my mates on (and looking at the weather they’ll need it!)Posted 7 years ago
just do something!!OCBMember
I actually like riding in the rain. I find it meditative.
Once you are completely soaked you aren’t going to get any wetter. 😛
Swimming in the rain is lovely, and despite not liking running … running in the rain is ok; certainly has appeal as there is less to do afterwards, with no wet/muddy bike to sort out.
EDIT; blimey, almost coincidental posting with carlphillips there ^.Posted 7 years ago
Must be looking out at the same weather. 😉DugganMember
For me I go for a run if I can’t be arsed cycling.
Cycling in bad weather is often tedious but running in bad weather is quite good fun. No faffing about, no endless cleaning and no audible, grinding erosion of expensive equipment and gear.
Plus you can be done in an hour and back for a cup of tea and have had a really good work out, as opposed to the 4 hours plus of getting rained on on your bike.Posted 7 years ago
Rode XC to a tennis match this morning. White socks, black within 2 minutes….heavens opened half way there forcing me to shelter under a tree….cycled to the court and the others decided to wimp out. Grrrhh…!
I am going out this afternoon come-what-may for a slidey one!Posted 7 years ago
Well I’m back. Head High Nettles, washed away trails, gloopy mud, endless stingy things, humid and wet so like breathing through a moist paper bag. Roots with the traction of glass. Not so much riding, more going sideways.
Still good tho. Glad I went out. Glad I got back uninjured! Glad I’m not at the 24/12!Posted 7 years agobm0p700fMember
If the mud on the trails is too much then you couldPosted 7 years ago
1) sod and ride anyway,
2) buy an old steel rigid bike make it single speed put thin mud tyres on and enoy the simpliitity and that fact you an ride through foot deep slurry and not get stuck and still have a bike that works.
3) use a road bike with mudguards, this is my current solution.jamesoSubscriber
Road bike + guards and 25cs, go country-laning? Plus, for all those riding in the rain –
Rule #9// If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Today I was a very wet and quite cold badass. Or would’ve felt badass if I hadn’t have slowed up so much and got a grump on towards the end. **** summer.
Better than getting unfit and slow though, we’re on for a cracking Autumn I hear.Posted 7 years agoWillC9999Member
Going out, even for an hour or so, is almost always good for the soul, if not for the chainset. This would appear to be the worst summer since..2007? Not that long ago to be honest. My best weekend so far was Long Mynd in *March* – three days of sun and 20C. Seems ages ago.Posted 7 years agogribbleMember
Got off my fat arse today and went out. Cabin fever drove me to it, but as above, once out I was pleased to be riding. I had half considered a run, but went out Thursday pm and gave my knee a good pasting.
Rode around Peaselake area, with the trails almost to myself, except of course for Barry Knows Best. Humid, very muddy in parts, but it was awesome. Riding in crappy weather is not the wife’s cup of tea, so I was able to have a bit of an exploration ride too and have found some new trails.
Feel better about going back to work tomorrow*.
*A feeling that is not guaranteed to last beyond Monday morning…Posted 7 years agotheroadwarriorMember
I don’t personally mind riding in the rain, it’s the bike damage that annoys me. I was at Afan a few weeks back and it chucked it down all day, I managed to do a set of brake pads(Resin, my fault), both bearings in the front wheel, both gear cables and my garmin edge got so much grit on it all 3 buttons stopped working(Just got a warranty replacement). It also took me about a week to dry out my shoes and osprey bag.
Other than that, twas great fun… especially the slightly mental locals that we ended up in a lock-in at the local pub with in the evening. Total nutters, but great fun 🙂Posted 7 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
I generally like mud and slosh and slither. I can enjoy riding in pretty much any weather for a couple of hours and some of the best memories come from riding in proper rain. It only turns bad when you can’t get warm.
That said, this weather is really tweaking my nipples.Posted 7 years agocfinnimoreMember
I love mingin’ weather. Dirty, filthy, pissing down, full tilt therough the woods with the fear limiter set to “OFF!”
Being the super-fanboi that I am, if I ever think “ooh, bit wet” I load up one of the following edits:
Danny Hart at Champery Champs 2011,of course.
Brendan Fairclough at Champery WCup 2010.
Steve Peat at the start of “Seasons”
Then I’m all ready again. My equivalent of “Growacet”.
The mud keeps the paint safe.Posted 7 years ago
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