Ride report- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Ride report

  1. #1
    TR
    TR is offline
    Angry bunny
    Reputation: TR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,948

    Ride report

    Just got back from a ride
    On a fully rigid bike
    With one gear
    Got caught in the pouring rain
    Just like when I was a kid
    End result...............

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MellowCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    877

    Rain...

    rain rides are great, as long as the rain isn't too cold! I got stuck out once last year in freezing rain! My jacket was frozen solid by the time I got home! The road I had to ride was too. I acutally had a good time trying to keep the bike upright! Never went down all the way, but used the feet for outriggers alot. This summer I started out on a 30 miler after work. Put lights on the bike just in case, well 15 min's into the ride it pours this nice warm rain, I keep going figuring no big deal, it'll stop, well 40 miles later its night time and I finally head home, totally soaked, but not really wanting to stop riding as it was quite nice. Now riding in the woods during a strong thunderstorm, thats killer...

    Glad your liking the new wheels!

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    Just got back from a ride
    On a fully rigid bike
    With one gear
    Got caught in the pouring rain
    Just like when I was a kid
    End result...............

  3. #3
    TR
    TR is offline
    Angry bunny
    Reputation: TR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,948
    Thanks MC
    No problems with freezing cold rain here in Sunny Queensland Australia.
    Really hard rain that hurts when it hits you is another problem altogether. At one point I was wondering if it was actually hail it hurt so much.
    Something else I had forgotten about that was fun was hitting the water from overflowing gutters at speed and having it spray up all over you.
    Silly kids!!!

    Seems like the Surly really loves it over here in the warmer weather.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    504
    Bastard! My rain ride this morning was undertaken in about three degrees and was more sleet than rain - not fun

    Perhaps in sunny Queensland your Surly will no longer be so surly!

  5. #5
    Recovering Weight Weenie
    Reputation: Padre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,814
    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    Seems like the Surly really loves it over here in the warmer weather.
    Hope that Surly has a thick coat of Linseed Oil in those tubes!

  6. #6
    TR
    TR is offline
    Angry bunny
    Reputation: TR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,948
    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Hope that Surly has a thick coat of Linseed Oil in those tubes!
    We only put Linseed oil on cricket bats so can you explain why I would want to put it in my bike??




    Not much chance of rust where I am if that is the reason as I am 150km inland from the coast.

  7. #7
    Recovering Weight Weenie
    Reputation: Padre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,814
    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    We only put Linseed oil on cricket bats so can you explain why I would want to put it in my bike??

    Not much chance of rust where I am if that is the reason as I am 150km inland from the coast.
    If any water get's inside your frame..like maybe when you......ride through a rain storm? or ride through a puddle? it can begin rusting the frame from the inside out... the oil prevents this... just a coating....

  8. #8
    TR
    TR is offline
    Angry bunny
    Reputation: TR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,948
    Fair enough.
    I do believe that MC told me that it had been framesavered or something like that.
    Will keep your suggestion in mind for if I decide to take up puddle riding as a regular occurence Padre.
    Mind you, that day was the first rain in about 4 months so the likelihood of that happening is remote to say the least.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MellowCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    877

    Yeah...

    it was framesavered a couple of times actually. But....Josh from Surly/Salsa told me it wasn't much of an issue with the Surly since the steel is THICK. Just be sure and drain the seat tube if you ride it in the rain, then no real issue coated or not. I ride my steel in the rain all the time, never a problem if you drain them and let things dry up again.

    Padre, what would a Southern Californinan know about rain or rust anyway ....

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    Fair enough.
    I do believe that MC told me that it had been framesavered or something like that.
    Will keep your suggestion in mind for if I decide to take up puddle riding as a regular occurence Padre.
    Mind you, that day was the first rain in about 4 months so the likelihood of that happening is remote to say the least.

Similar Threads

  1. CCP100 ride report (long)
    By dirtydown in forum Endurance XC Racing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-29-2004, 12:23 PM
  2. a three-hour tour (long ride report)
    By CycleMainiac in forum Women's Lounge
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-25-2004, 06:16 AM
  3. that karma ran over someone's dogma: ride report [pics]
    By *rt* in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-12-2004, 10:41 PM
  4. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 05-12-2004, 10:25 AM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-11-2004, 12:03 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.