I totally approve your decision.I`ve been on here moaning about the relentless rain back in December. Now 2 months on it`s still f*cking raining, that`s pretty much non stop since September last year. As of 1 Jan, I tried to take on the "I`m not giving into it" attitude, but after nearly 7 weeks of get up - get soaked - do day at work - get soaked - wash and dry kit - go to bed - get soaked - do day at work yada yada yada. I`m burnt out with it, my bike is a mess, I`ve wasted about half a ton of washing powder, and my morale is in the sewer.
Well today I gave in, I`m done, totally pissed off with it all. After 20 years of it I`ve had enough, I`m hanging up my cycling shoes and giving up. Please don`t give me the cobblers about there being no such thing as bad weather, only bad kit, rule no 5 etc. I`ve been through thick and thin with it, but yet the weather over the last 6 months has finished me. I`m out of here
Watch the ads guys, there will be plenty going up for sale
Having to endure awful weather day in and day out can really make you hate cycling and spoil it forever. I hope you stopped before reaching the point of non return.
Don't sell all your kit, keep a bike and just cycle FOR LEISURE, over the weekend if the weather allows. Cycle alone or with mates...whatever makes it enjoyable.
PS: also don't listen to all the people who may say you're not tough enough. They're not tougher than you...just dumber