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Training in the Rain

Postby lgbran » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:29 am

just had 40mm overnight according to rain gauge in yard.. Garden's happy however just trying to get the mental strength to cycle in the wet.. Mind you cyled all through winter.. tad wet but the wind was more the problem. Do many of you go out in inclemment conditions?.. am going to go for a swin afterwards but it's not like being out there on the bike..
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Redbull » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:51 am

Yes - HTFU, get the bike out and ride.

Return home and hose down bike, wipe down, lube and put away for next ride.

Simple plan really.
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby snedden9485 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:37 pm

I enjoy riding in the rain. Its fine until it gets really heavy, then it kinda sucks. Its fine when the weather is warmer, but if its abit cooler, you have to try and stay warm. My coach has me on a plan with kms and efforts set out for certain days, so i do the kms in all weather (unless its ridiculous). Just remember to take it easy in the corners in the rain.
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Sweeper59 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:41 pm

Riding on wet roads is not for me....too much crap on the roads + dangerous to corner....not to mention reduced visibilty for motorists.
Me....I'll check the gym timetable and do a spin class, it's a lot safer. :D
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby DanielS » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:16 pm

Yes, provided its not really bucketing down (i.e. I'll ride in 'showers' but not 'rain' by BOM definitions!)

Best things to make wet weather riding more bearable:
* cycling cap!! (greatly reduces drops hitting your glasses)
* mudguard(s)
* rain jacket or vest
* shoe covers
* flashing lights for safety

Also tape over the little vent holes on the bottom of your shoes if you have them...
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby sogood » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:18 pm

Redbull wrote:Return home and hose down bike, wipe down, lube and put away for next ride.
Simple plan really.

The annoying thing for the next day is the soggy shoes.
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Missy24 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:18 pm

sogood wrote:
Redbull wrote:Return home and hose down bike, wipe down, lube and put away for next ride.
Simple plan really.

The annoying thing for the next day is the soggy shoes.

always have two pairs
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby damhooligan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:34 pm

Missy24 wrote:
sogood wrote:
Redbull wrote:Return home and hose down bike, wipe down, lube and put away for next ride.
Simple plan really.

The annoying thing for the next day is the soggy shoes.

always have two pairs


Why do you need 2 pair of soggy shoes?? :shock:
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Missy24 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:35 pm

damhooligan wrote:
Missy24 wrote:
sogood wrote:The annoying thing for the next day is the soggy shoes.

always have two pairs


Why do you need 2 pair of soggy shoes?? :shock:

:roll:

hoolie you serious?
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby damhooligan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:38 pm

Missy24 wrote:
damhooligan wrote:
Missy24 wrote:
always have two pairs


Why do you need 2 pair of soggy shoes?? :shock:

:roll:

hoolie you serious?


Sometimes.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Missy24 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:41 pm

damhooligan wrote:
Missy24 wrote:
damhooligan wrote:Why do you need 2 pair of soggy shoes?? :shock:

:roll:

hoolie you serious?


Sometimes.... :mrgreen:

bugger... gonna just head back and find that brickwall that I was bangning my head against
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby damhooligan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:45 pm

Missy24 wrote:bugger... gonna just head back and find that brickwall that I was bangning my head against
:lol:


here it is....

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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby lgbran » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:52 pm

gr8 ride in the rain.. Rained near Torquay but it was o.k.. averaged 29.5 kph over 65 ks.. spendt an hour in the pool swimming laps as recovery.. twas a good workout
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby damhooligan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:58 pm

lgbran wrote:gr8 ride in the rain.. Rained near Torquay but it was o.k.. averaged 29.5 kph over 65 ks.. spendt an hour in the pool swimming laps as recovery.. twas a good workout


Today was a good day for that, plenty of rain here in melbourne.

i always enjoy a good ride in the rain, as long as it is not to cold...
My tip:
Ride in the rain without leg/armwarmers, once the rain stops put dry* arm/legwarmers on to warm you up.
(* you can keep them dry by putting them in a snap-lock bag)
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby snedden9485 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:31 pm

When shoes get wet, stuff them with newspaper when you get home. They dry out overnight with ease.
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby sogood » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:10 pm

snedden9485 wrote:When shoes get wet, stuff them with newspaper when you get home. They dry out overnight with ease.

I don't even have newspapers in the household. Electronic news is the go these days. :wink:
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby DanielS » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:22 pm

I don't have newspapers either so I saved last years phone book and use that :P
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby wombatK » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:48 pm

DanielS wrote:Also tape over the little vent holes on the bottom of your shoes if you have them...

Or seal them with silicone sealant before tightening screws on cleats etc.,. That, plus tight fitting shoe covers, means no soggy feat or shoes.

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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby Sweeper59 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:07 am

DanielS wrote:Also tape over the little vent holes on the bottom of your shoes if you have them...


There you go Missy.....I'm not the only person who covers the ventilation holes in my cycling shoes. :D :D
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Re: Training in the Rain

Postby eon » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:27 pm

I dont have water proof shoe covers, but i find that wraping my shoes with GLAD WRAP then put my normal shoe covers does the trick. 300meters of GLADWRAP for about $6-$7 lasts a very long time :lol: ... Front mudflaps a must to prevent legs/shoes being soaked from the splash off the front wheels...
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