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Ok own up...who has been out riding in this weather?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...like me!:biggrin:....35km in the pissing rain....my new gore tights kept me warm ...night vision jacket & hi vis vest and lights kept me alive (it was almost dark in Ingatestone just now)....but my over shoes let me down as my shoes filled up with rain as I rode through deep puddles on the road....I'm just pleased I have a warm home and a cupp T to come home to and not the tent:biggrin:
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    I was out in the rain this AM. Only saw one other cyclist.
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen

    Nearly dark? Are you somewhere near the Arctic circle?
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...ok ok...let me exassperate a little....it was 'dim'...you know like in a thunderstorm... all the cars had lights on that kind of 'dark'...better?:biggrin::biggrin:
     
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I was out, commuted to and from uni, so I've ridden in this ming 4 times today. Yuck!
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    BTFB, why the hi-viz jacket in addition to the Night Vision Jacket. I put my black night vision jacket to the test the other day, well, rather I sent my wife to the end of the road in it and drove towards her in the car. FLIPPIN HECK IT'S DAZZLING:biggrin:
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I've been riding in 'this' weather, although it was raining this morning it had stopped by the time I cycled to work and it's sunny now.
     
  8. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Day off today and I got 25 miles in. Drizzle to start with but it soon cleared up.

    I don't mind cycling in the rain provided it isn't windy as well, it can be quite refreshing on an occassional basis..
     
  9. 'Location SOWF east' : Is it raining down there then ?
    Glorious sunny afternoon here (Manchester).

    But then it always rains in Mcr doesn't it...
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...I thought about that question as well...the answer is that I only wear the H vis vest over the jacket in th eday time, not at night. The jacket lights up well at night in the headlight beams but during the day many drivers dont use lights when they should. So unless a light shines on the jacket it's as good as being invisable in a dark jacket. The hi vis let's them see me.

    Another plus is that the jacket often makes me sweat...so I open up the front zip which then lets me get cold in the wind....the Hi vis vest over the top of the jacket with an open zip stops the wind getting in....just another option.
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    yep, pissing rain this morning, so full rain gear on :biggrin:

    dries out and gets a bit sunny come home time which leaves me horribly overdressed and hot :biggrin:
     
  12. Yeah this morning the weather was cr@p here too. Somebody on another thread mentioned the bus, and its that thought that keeps me going. I'd get more wet waiting for a bus which isn't always punctual, be guaranteed to catch a bug on it and be frustrated in a traffic jam.
     
  13. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Yep, weather is totally schizophrenic. Nearly full winter gear on the way in and shorts on the way home.
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Chucked it down this morning, but waterproofs ensured I arrived pretty dry (plastic bags under neoprene overshoes) and even went through about 3 localised floods (big puddles). Nearly got wiped out by some fool doing a u-turn, but hey, I still got to work on time.... Nice ride home though !
     
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Every day. Don't think about the weather anymore when I ride to work. Just try to remember what I watched on TV on last night in case someone tries to have a conversation with me