Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bicycling in the Rain

Make your turns slowly and consistently; no jerky movements.

Water on the rims will lubricate your brake system making it hard to stop; to allow a greater distance for stopping.

Manhole covers or metal grates, painted traffic markings, and wet leaves can be very slick.

Protect yourself - Visibility can be limited during a storm; wear bright clothing.

Drip chain lube down into your brake and shifter cables to avoid rust.

Invest in a good rain jacket that covers your tush in the case you don't have fenders or your bike with fenders is out of commission. Showers Pass will be my next bike rain gear purchase.

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