Re: riding in rain ok?
Originally Posted by tonyzackery
Do you want some cheese to go with your whine????
Seriously, if you're worried about your shoes, your bike, your components, your clothes, your hair, your tires, your brake pads, your spokes, etc... - then get an indoor trainer and don't ride in the rain.
I live in the Pacific Northwest of N. America and if I waited for a nice day to ride outdoors I'd probably miss out on 3/4 of the year...
Bottomline is get some good rain weather gear and get there already!! Wash and dry your bike off afterwards and everything will be fine.
that didnt help me one bit. i can only infer that i shouldnt wear anything but rain specific clothing in the rain.
i wasnt worried about myself getting wet. but good try at a joke.
i was worried about my frame. its steel. its old. it probably has some spots where paint is starting to chip away.
ive never heard of cycling shoes for the rain either. i wasnt about to ruin those without checking first. but with your reply, you didnt help me one bit. you didnt answer my questions. i dont need to spend hundreds of dollars on 'good rain gear' to keep me dry. i said i dont care about getting wet. i dont have the kind of money to replace something if it gets ruined from the rain.
im not gonna get an indoor trainer. i dont have to deal with the rain that often. the reason i was asking is cause its gonna rain tomorrow, and im home from college and have the chance to ride with an old friend so i made special arrangements to be able to even bring my bike home with me.
if someone could give me some actual knowledge than the nosense the about douche bag poster spit out please do.
edit: sorry wiredued, didnt see your post before i wrote this one...
but thanks for your reply. im leaning towards not going if its raining too hard.