My crash today
I was excited at the fact it was only 11:30 am and I was done with work for the day.
Because it had been raining all morning, I used the excuse “the dog needs exercise”
and I told my wife I was going riding! After putting on the Northface Rain gear we headed out to the trailhead.
Because it was wet, I decided to ride somewhere that was not a popular riding location, someplace that could use a fresh set of tracks laid down on it.
We parked the car and and the dog could hardly stand to wait another second...we we here.
This ride, unlike many others starts off with a downhill. Now this was not my first time at the rodeo so I knew conditions were wet and things were going to be slippery. We took off and barreled down, swooping turns awaited us and within minutes I was soaked and enjoying it!
I grabbed some brakes and they let out a "honk" I needed to slow down to make the upcoming turn and the honking brakes yelled up “you’re going to take this turn wide” and as I’m now off line taking a wide turn I see it...a wet log on a diagonal, only about four inches in diameter. Now you don’t need madam Curay to tell you
what happens next..Like a $25.00 hooker I went down fast, I hit the ground so fast I was still holding the brake and clipped in.
Sh*t..Sh%t couldn’t believe it. In a land ripe with Rocks I managed to fall where there were none.
Got up assessed my injuries and debated do I just go back to the car, but decided against it, Archer (the dog) and I rode on enjoying the rest of the ride at a much slower pace.
I went home, took a hot shower and had a cold beer. Man I cant wait till tomorrow.
"foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "
LOL - awesome.
I guess I need more gear to enjoy rain riding, at the moment I'm a rain-pansy.
^ Any kind of inclimate weather pansy!
"yea that's right, I stand up to shift"
Rain, Rocks and Beer, sounds good to me
I love riding quad trails when it's really wet with the fatbike. It's just fun going through massive puddles.
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There is no charge for awesomeness......or attractiveness.
Good rep does not wash out the bad, nor the bad the good.
I think that one day I'm going to have to build up a fat bike. Alu or Ti frame/fork, Alfine or Rohloff rear hub for the nice simple drivetrain.
Gotta win that lottery first though.
My crash today
It's a blast getting wet and sloppy...screw the rain gear...just make sure you have fresh clothes in your transporter!!! Glad to hear you are ok and that you enjoyed your ride. Steel is Real!!!
Waging war on my pedals every chance I get!!!
I wish I could ride in the rain...got caught in a storm the other day and it was terrible. Weather was great, riding was fun, but when you are as blind as I am, the glasses get too wet to see more than 2' on front of you...which sucks. Anyone want to donate $2500 for Lasik?
Originally Posted by borborpa
I hear you, I'm in the same boat, can't see without the glasses, and when they get wet or fog up it's so hard to ride.
GoPro HD Hero Camera
The Recovery Sock
Rainex works pretty well to stop the fogging and gets the water to bead and slide off. Car wax works too. I've even used a crayon to wax goggle lenses in a pinch when we were in WV for a weekend of dirtbike riding in the rain. Not sure I would use a crayon on my glasses but the Rainex sould be fine. I can take my glasses off to ride still. Your mileage may vary...