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Rain - July 28, 2013, 07:19 PM

Decreasing Radius Blog Archive Rain……RAIN!


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July 28, 2013, 08:23 PM

I'd have to agree... the single most important aspect of riding in the rain is 'feeling' your bike. I equate this to feeling out people's personalities for the first time. Trust your intuition.

Oddly enough, when i first bought my latest ride, I declined pick-up from the dealer due to rain; I did not want to 'figure' the bike out in wet conditions.


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July 28, 2013, 10:27 PM

I love riding in the rain.

It's almost meditative. Almost beautiful in a way.


Throttle control goes a long way.


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July 28, 2013, 10:48 PM

Riding in the rain would not be so bad if it weren't for the condition it causes within your helmet and visor. It gets foggy and muggy even though its supposed to be fog proof blah blah blah...


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Riding in the rain would not be so bad if it weren't for the condition it causes within your helmet and visor. It gets foggy and muggy even though its supposed to be fog proof blah blah blah...
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Pinlock and quit yer bitchin
My bitching will lead to a fully hydrophobic helmet! I will make billionz!


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It largely depends on where I'm going... but often, I enjoy riding in the rain.
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July 29, 2013, 07:18 AM

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It largely depends on where I'm going... but often, I enjoy riding in the rain.
Me too, with proper rain gear.

Riding in rain when you're not soaking wet is awesome.

Soaking wet for long distances is lame.


However, a real short jaunt in a downpour, coming in drenched, can be exhilarating too, depending on the mood.


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ROFL


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Five miles later, the only parts of our rain suits that remained were the parts caught between our now soaked asses and the seats; the rest was littering the last ten miles of highway like a drunken stripper throwing her unmentionables into the crowd.


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Riding in the rain would not be so bad if it weren't for the condition it causes within your helmet and visor. It gets foggy and muggy even though its supposed to be fog proof blah blah blah...
+1 and I hate getting covered in road shit. Y'all can keep the rain.
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July 29, 2013, 08:48 AM

Yeah I would have to ride with my visor partly open to keep the fog under control. Road spray tastes salty.


*Not intended to be a factual statement.
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July 29, 2013, 11:10 AM

If I'm riding in the rain hopefully it's dead hot beforehand, that way I appreciate the coolness. If I'm lucky the combination of eye glasses and visor will not conspire too badly and I can still see. If I must be stuck in the rain I prefer a good old fashioned thunderstorm with lots of lightening as I figure if I'm going to be wet I might as well get a nice show and added sense of adventure out of it.

There are some sights you will likely miss unless you've been riding in the rain. The after-storm clouds spilling over the tops of nearby mountain ridgetops like an overfilled bowl of whip cream. Late afternoon rainbows. Mountains light brightly in the clean air post storm sun against a black sky backdrop.

Yep, riding in the rain can have it's moments. Oddly enough I generally still prefer sunny and mild temps when I ride. But if stuck in the rain I'll take whatever enjoyment from it I can.


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July 29, 2013, 11:17 AM

I love riding when it's raining, but it's got to rain good: if it only splashed, the road does not get washed and it's like soap. If it's all wet in a consistent way it feels like I have 200 bhp and I find it a lot of fun.


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July 29, 2013, 11:37 AM

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I love riding when it's raining, but it's got to rain good: if it only splashed, the road does not get washed and it's like soap. If it's all wet in a consistent way it feels like I have 200 bhp and I find it a lot of fun.
Yeah... I tend to not push hard in the wet. The consistency you mentioned simply does not exist on the roads I ride. If it did it would be a lot more fun to push the pace and get some controlled slides in.

OTB, that might be another good subject to add to your rain riding section. "Reading road surfaces in the rain". I developed my own thoughts but reading another riders is always interesting.


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