Who else braved the wet?

Who else braved the wet?

Postby manlyman » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:11 pm

Our group of six or seven ended up with only two people keen enough to head out at 5:30am for the 100km Moreton Bay loop in the rain. Usually we pass hordes of cyclist - I think I saw three. The bike was full of water upon my return and took ages to clean - not to mention the road grime of myself! I still have road grime in my eyes....

Who else braved the wet and how did you go?
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby fionahills » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:15 pm

not me - stayed home and read cycling mags and planned next trip - will have to ride twice as far tomorrow :D
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby vaeske » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:33 pm

we didn't exactly do a morton bay loop of 100kms but did a good 35ks for a riverloop. i think we saw 3 cyclists in total...whats with all the people being scared of the rain... its only water FFS...
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby jacob_T » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:16 am

Did my longest ride to date in the rain :)
143kms and around 1900m up.

Didn't see anyone else out at all.
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby munga » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:48 am

spent the arvo cleaning the bike yesterday
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby vaeske » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:06 am

"Clean the bike" keep forgetting to do that...
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby Comedian » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:25 am

manlyman wrote:Our group of six or seven ended up with only two people keen enough to head out at 5:30am for the 100km Moreton Bay loop in the rain. Usually we pass hordes of cyclist - I think I saw three. The bike was full of water upon my return and took ages to clean - not to mention the road grime of myself! I still have road grime in my eyes....

Who else braved the wet and how did you go?

Not me. I worked out a while back that a three hour ride that requires 2 hours of cleaning isn't a very efficient use of my time. ;)

What's more... It's super bad for the bike running gear. I've also noticed that its more dangerous than dry riding... Slippery surfaces, hidden hazards, poor visibilty, and brakes that aren't optimum.

Yep, some time you get caught but as a rule I won't ride in the rain if I've a choice. Only exception would be organized rides that I've committed to.

It just doesntveain enough in QLD to be worth it IMHO

Commuting is another thing though ....
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby redrover3 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:55 pm

I missed the retro ride due to prior committment but rode from Kuraby to Kenmore from about 9.30 in the heavier stuff. Thought I better take the bikeway because of the poor vis and lone rider. First freeway underpass at Buranda had all this fine clay washed across the track and both wheels started to lose forward momentum in favour of sideways-I was lucky to stay upright. Second underpass was almost axle deep in water. Also saw only about three other riders. Nice and cool at least.
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby ray » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Comedian wrote:Yep, some time you get caught but as a rule I won't ride in the rain if I've a choice. Only exception would be organized rides that I've committed to.
Commuting is another thing though ....


Agreed. I was on my way to Ikea around 9am yesterday and it was raining really heavy. Visibility was poor and was thinking I'm glad I'm not on the bike as cars would have trouble seeing me. Talking about commuting time to get my fenders on my commuter as I really do hate cleaning my bike after the rain.
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby manlyman » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:47 pm

I have a white bike so it ended up on being brown by the end - not to mention my face! All day I had road grime in my eyes. It was good to get in the practice. It did take me a couple of hours to clean the bike and get all the grit out of the chain and cassette.
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby marinmomma » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:05 pm

Nope, didn't ride, went to the coffee shop as usual though, saw three of the Data three guys there in kit...yesterday was for ducks!
I'd only cleaned my bike on Friday after getting caught in rain the day prior while riding out the back of Noosa, wasn't keen to repeat the process...
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Comedian wrote:Not me. I worked out a while back that a three hour ride that requires 2 hours of cleaning isn't a very efficient use of my time. ;)

Jetwash 5 minutes :D .
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby BrisVegas » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00 pm

Yep, ventured down to byron bay for the rainbow ride. the rain eased up during the ride, but the wind was relentless.
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:07 pm

I just rode to the corner store to get milk, that was quite enough for me!
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby Magpie » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:49 pm

Did Mt Glorious Sunday morning not that wet
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Re: Who else braved the wet?

Postby colaiacw » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:32 am

I headed off for my usual Sunday run of 90km. It was blowing a gail and hills that i normally spin down at 60km/h I had to pedal down hard and only managed 25km/h, that is down a 5% grade :cry:

I seemed to be the only sod out there at 5:00am, saw no one else.

the rain doesn't bother me too much once i get going, but i do agree that it is too dangerous for road riding. Especially wen the wind blows you sideways when you don't expect it, into a car lane :shock:

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