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Question: You're caught in the rain with no waterproof stuff. What do you do?
Ride slowly. I get less wet that way. I glide between raindrops. - 11 (10%)
Ride fast. You get less wet that way. The rain drops cant keep up. - 35 (31.8%)
I prefer riding in the rain. It saves bathwater. - 25 (22.7%)
I am a twunt - 2 (1.8%)
Stupid Twunt, it always rains where you are. - 5 (4.5%)
I like shopping - 0 (0%)
I live in the Namib Desert and don't know what rain is - 2 (1.8%)
I'm Russian - 2 (1.8%)
I have a dawg, but no friends - 3 (2.7%)
I like apples. - 12 (10.9%)
Monkey Dust - 9 (8.2%)
Stop changing the fecking options, twunt - 4 (3.6%)
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« on: July 25, 2007, 02:31:27 pm »

Gorblimey did I get soaked today. Only 30 miles from home, but stair rods. Please let me partake of your wisdom.... Bigsmile
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 03:15:52 pm »

I live in the US Northwet, so I wear waterproofs.  Yer in Blighty.  It rains lots there, too, so where are your Belstaff waxed cotton waterproofs, yer old skewl wanker...  Bigsmile :pokestick:
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 03:44:48 pm »


I live in the US Northwet, so I wear waterproofs.  Yer in Blighty.  It rains lots there, too, so where are your Belstaff waxed cotton waterproofs, yer old skewl wanker...  Bigsmile :pokestick:


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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 09:09:31 am »

My standard riding boots are waterproof, and my textile pants + jacket are water resistant.  The only thing that gets really wet and uncomfortable is my hands...I need some waterproof gloves. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 04:06:40 pm »

You left out the answer:   "Get Wet"          Sad
I have only ridden in the rain one time in the last three years due to we don't get much rain here. Headscratch
So when it rains and I need to go some place, I get wet. Bigok



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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2007, 04:23:30 pm »

Have you hired County as a consultant on "polls"?

(I voted Stupid Twunt)
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2007, 04:25:28 pm »

If I'm in the surrounding few blocks, I'll just wait it out or head on home figuring I won't get all that wet on the way home. Otherwise I'm in my stich. I also have waterproof boots on so like AJP I'd just get my hands wet. Unless I was somewhat expecting it then I'd have my gortex gloves with me and I'd be reasonably dry all the way around.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2007, 04:28:18 pm »


Have you hired County as a consultant on "polls"?

(I voted Stupid Twunt)


Well spotted.  Bigok
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2007, 04:49:28 pm »




Twunt.  Twofinger


I thankee kindly, sir!!   Bigsmile
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2007, 05:34:30 pm »




I thankee kindly, sir!!   Bigsmile


Dim prob, my friend.  Bigok
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2007, 06:19:41 pm »

Do wellies make for good riding boots?   Headscratch Bigsmile
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2007, 06:58:58 pm »

I'll slow it down a bit, increase following distance, look out for crosswalk markings, avoid the 'grease strip' in the center of the lane and get wet.

I acctualy kind of like riding in the rain. There's a primal sort of gruntiness to it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2007, 07:23:56 pm »

I basically ride as I normally would, other than being even more cautious about following distances.

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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2007, 07:30:49 pm »

I would never ride in the rain, somebody could get hurt doing that!
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 07:10:29 am »


I basically ride as I normally would, other than being even more cautious about following distances.

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2007, 08:14:06 am »


Gorblimey did I get soaked today.


I think that's the first time I've ever seen someone use the word "Gorblimey" outside of a period novel or movie.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2007, 08:43:13 am »

Never liked riding in the rain.  Lack of confidence, I guess.  Not so concerned about getting wet, as I am loosing traction/grip.  Almost ruined my vacation in Oregon last week.  Entire coast was wet, not raining hard, just light rain, sprinkles, and mist, continually.  Chickened out the first day, sat cooped up in my RV watching stupid stuff on TV.  Finally got some balls, went down the road to WallyWorld and got some cheap raingear.  Took a couple of nice rides the next couple days, but still didn't really enjoy it as much.
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2007, 05:54:27 pm »

First, I don't get caught in the rain w/o gear.   I'm a motorcyclist and I recognize my bike don't have a top and it rains.

Second, riding in the rain is ok.  I run good rain tires (Pilot Roads) and have ~80% of dry traction.  That's a lotta traction.

I think some people are uncomfortable in the rain for a coupla reasons, no gear or not good gear and more importantly, lack of experience.  You do a coupla 500 mile days in a good rain and you get use to it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2007, 08:31:15 pm »

One of my bags contains all of my rain gear and I never take the bags off the bike.  I learned this lesson many years ago when I went for a ride with my buddy and it looked fine when we left.  We got caught in the heaviest downpour I have ever seen and were completely soaked within 5 minutes.  We just kept riding and dried out when we got there.  From then on I never leave home without all of my rain gear, even on a clear and sunny day.  I actually don't mind riding in the rain, however, now I am prepared for it and it is not as bad when you can stay mostly dry.

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 06:43:15 pm »

Good gear is worth the price.   Not that it rains all that much in Colorado, but when it does, I am prepared.    

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