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    The weather over the past few months is definitely killing my motivation to get back on my bike. Don’t mind cold weather but don’t like riding when it’s wet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    The weather over the past few months is definitely killing my motivation to get back on my bike. Don’t mind cold weather but don’t like riding when it’s wet.
    Best time to ride, more oxygen in the air, or something like that.

    Like anything outdoors, there's nothing wrong with the weather as long as you have the right clothing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    The weather over the past few months is definitely killing my motivation to get back on my bike. Don’t mind cold weather but don’t like riding when it’s wet.
    All about the clothes mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    All about the clothes mate

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    Naked is best

    Skin is brilliant at keeping the wet out.

    Makes it chilly-willy though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    The weather over the past few months is definitely killing my motivation to get back on my bike. Don’t mind cold weather but don’t like riding when it’s wet.
    I’ve found the hardest thing is keeping my feet dry. Most of my favourite routes are flooded at various points, so even with overshoes they end up soaked.

    On a similar note, found out the hard way that chrome wheels are abysmal to brake on when wet. That bike can stay in the shed until spring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I’ve found the hardest thing is keeping my feet dry. Most of my favourite routes are flooded at various points, so even with overshoes they end up soaked.

    On a similar note, found out the hard way that chrome wheels are abysmal to brake on when wet. That bike can stay in the shed until spring.
    This is why disk-brakes have become so popular now, because the braking surface is well away from the rim (of course) it doesn’t get clogged with mud or waterlogged.

    When I got my Cx bike with hydraulic disks, I actually had to adapt my riding style, so used I was to having to brake far earlier in wet/muddy weather.

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    Oh and, Seal Skinz socks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    This is why disk-brakes have become so popular now, because the braking surface is well away from the rim (of course) it doesn’t get clogged with mud or waterlogged.

    When I got my Cx bike with hydraulic disks, I actually had to adapt my riding style, so used I was to having to brake far earlier in wet/muddy weather.
    I’m yet to try them.

    The ally wheels aren’t too bad with some decent pads that allow water dispersion. Chrome - useless.
    So I had a dig around the bike forums and the old way was to fit blocks with a leather strip apparently. You can still buy them, someone on eBay stocks them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Oh and, Seal Skinz socks.
    Waste of money.

    Plastic bags.

    I kid you not, oh with tinfoil wrapped around your socks if it's cold.


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    The problem with plastic bags is your feet can’t „breathe“, so if your feet sweat a bit, the moisture has nowhere to go, so it’s (almost) as bad as them getting wet.

    The thing I like about the Seal Skinz is that they wick away the sweat whilst keeping your feet dry and warm.


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    Just been down to Vass. Thought I'd take a short cut. Never have I been so pleased to see tarmac.
    Beat that bastard of a hill that's been bugging me though on the way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    The problem with plastic bags is your feet can’t „breathe“, so if your feet sweat a bit, the moisture has nowhere to go, so it’s (almost) as bad as them getting wet.

    The thing I like about the Seal Skinz is that they wick away the sweat whilst keeping your feet dry and warm.


    £30-40/pair though, think of how many plastic bags you could buy for that.

    Someone's made of money


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    https://eu.manta5.com/
    Want one want one want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    https://eu.manta5.com/
    Want one want one want one.

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    Fucking hardwork riding that up home from the beach at Vass

    Oh, there's also the small matter of £6k to buy the thing.

    Love the marketing blurb though, about it being safe to ride it far away from traffic, but forgetting that you could drown instead


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Fucking hardwork riding that up home from the beach at Vass

    Oh, there's also the small matter of £6k to buy the thing.

    Love the marketing blurb though, about it being safe to ride it far away from traffic, but forgetting that you could drown instead
    Does seem that once you stop pedalling you need a snorkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post


    £30-40/pair though, think of how many plastic bags you could buy for that.

    Someone's made of money
    €28 in my local bike shop here in Stuttgart (£23-ish?)

    I got two pairs, so I have a spare pair, obviously can only wear one pair at once.

    Best piece of advice I ever got - „the most important piece of kit is what’s on your feet“.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    €28 in my local bike shop here in Stuttgart (£23-ish?)

    I got two pairs, so I have a spare pair, obviously can only wear one pair at once.

    Best piece of advice I ever got - „the most important piece of kit is what’s on your feet“.
    Had a gander online, some on Amazon for around £16. Might try them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Had a gander online, some on Amazon for around £16. Might try them.
    Move somewhere warmer. 19 today, sweating like hell coming up that hill.

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    Luckily, I just man the fuck up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Luckily, I just man the fuck up!
    Shame you look like Compo with those plastic bags on your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Shame you look like Compo with those plastic bags on your feet.

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    There's not been one day where I haven't ridden a bike, regardless of the weather, in the last 10 years or so, unless I've been on holiday.

    Scorching sun, pissing it down rain, sleet, snow, you name it I've ridden in it.

    Over time you become inured to whatever the weather throws at you.

    If part-time cyclists like Bryn and Strummer need special socks to help them out, that's fine by me, at least they are out on a bike.

    Far better than being another twat in a car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post


    There's not been one day where I haven't ridden a bike, regardless of the weather, in the last 10 years or so, unless I've been on holiday.

    Scorching sun, pissing it down rain, sleet, snow, you name it I've ridden in it.

    Over time you become inured to whatever the weather throws at you.

    If part-time cyclists like Bryn and Strummer need special socks to help them out, that's fine by me, at least they are out on a bike.

    Far better than being another twat in a car.
    I’ve already got enough ailments from working on roofs and stuff in all weathers. Manning up did me no favours in the long run.
    I’ll take all the help I can get to prevent anymore.


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    Wimp

    Only kidding mate.

    We're all different and feel the cold or heat in various forms.

    I'm a big lad and love the colder weather, but hate the warmer temperature in the summer, it absolutely kills me.

    Anyway, who needs neoprene socks when you can have a pair of these beauties.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post


    There's not been one day where I haven't ridden a bike, regardless of the weather, in the last 10 years or so, unless I've been on holiday.

    Scorching sun, pissing it down rain, sleet, snow, you name it I've ridden in it.

    Over time you become inured to whatever the weather throws at you.

    If part-time cyclists like Bryn and Strummer need special socks to help them out, that's fine by me, at least they are out on a bike.

    Far better than being another twat in a car.
    Tramp.


 

 

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