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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-10, the 'classic' Concours, info => General => Topic started by: elvin315 on May 17, 2011, 07:40:02 pm

Title: Singing in the Rain.........sort of
Post by: elvin315 on May 17, 2011, 07:40:02 pm
http://youtu.be/rJBOZqZGNhk (http://youtu.be/rJBOZqZGNhk)

RAIN GEAR


WET WEATHER RIDING TIPS


Now, after saying all that, and at the risk of sounding like a hypocrite, I don't slow down much in the rain. I like to move faster than the surrounding traffic. I don't want to end up as someone's hood ornament. If they can't see us on a clear day what makes you think they'll notice us under adverse conditions? Our narrow tires do a better job of cutting through water than  wider car tires do. Cars slow down and become rolling roadblocks. I "LOVE" when they flick on the hazard lights while still moving. With the hazard lights on, their turnsignals don't work so you have no clue as to their lane changes. They're saying, "I'm really scared to be driving under these conditions but I'm too stupid to pull off the road." I naturally avoid puddles and adjust my speed when I feel I'm overdoing it but generally I feel quite comfortable in the rain.

As always, ride your own ride. What works for me might not work for you.