Faster in the wet?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Well, are you?

    It certainly seemed so this morning. It wasn't raining, just wet on the ground. But everything seemed smoother, and according to the speedo I was going a fair bit faster than usual.
  2. col

    col Veteran

    Wasnt raining here,but i know what you mean about seeming smoother when it does though.
  3. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Sometimes it seems to be!
  4. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    I go faster in the wet, but only because the rain encourages me to pedal faster :blush:
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I think I go faster in the wet. Don't have a speedo to back me up though.
  6. It varies depending on conditions but if its really wet I'm probably extra cautious and go slower:blush:
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I reckon. Not by a huge amount, but still a bit quicker (provided you don't get the gusty weather that sometimes accompanies rain).

    Odd ride this morning, really, awful weather, and I disliked riding along in damp kit, but the ride itself was very enjoyable indeed...
  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Yea i find when the road is wet you seem to glide a bit better.
    Brakes dont stop so well though.
  9. MERV

    MERV New Member

    The Mile End Road
    Fall off easier in the wet.
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I tend to slow a lot for corners in the wet so overall not much in it.
  11. MERV

    MERV New Member

    The Mile End Road
    It is a good idea.I really dislike falling off as apart from making a tit of myself it tends to hurt as well.
  12. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Barmy in Barming
    does seem faster, less rolling resistance I suppose.
    However did have a slightly scary front wheel wobbly moment on a wet metal grate...
  13. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I sympathise - had a nasty one of these myself recently, on the turning into Wilmslow Station - hit the grate nearside, the wheel skidded, then hit the far end of the grate, which stopped the skid and allowed me to stay upright ;)

    I don't ride over that bit anymore. Ever.
  14. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Yep, definitely.

  15. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I slow down for horses.

    crap joke.
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